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Disinfecting Your Toothbrush During COVID-19

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The world has changed a lot in the past several months, leaving us much more worried about germs than ever before. Now that we’re open and seeing patients again here at Summit Family Dentistry, one of the most common questions we’re getting is about disinfecting your toothbrush. Read on for the answer, along with some other toothbrushing best practices.

Keeping a COVID-free Toothbrush

As we all know by now, COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus. We’ve all seen it spread like wildfire across the nation, and if we’re lucky enough to have avoided it, we want to keep it that way! So if you’re having second thoughts about putting an object like a toothbrush in your mouth on a daily basis, we understand. That doesn’t mean you get to skip brushing, though. Instead, it’s important to focus on hygiene with the following tips:

  • Social Distancing: You heard us right, your toothbrush should follow the rules, too. What we mean here is that you should keep your toothbrush apart from the others that you share a bathroom with, especially if one of you is feeling sick. Never share a toothbrush.

  • Wash Your Hands: We’ve all been told to keep up with diligent hand washing. It’s important that you do this before you begin brushing and flossing your teeth.

  • Disinfect: COVID-19 can live for a while on plastic surfaces, so it doesn’t hurt to regularly disinfect the handle of your toothbrush.

  • Replacing Your Toothbrush: You should always be swapping out your toothbrush or brush head every three months. However, if you’ve been sick you’ll want to throw out your brush, even if it’s not that time yet.

Safe & Effective Dentistry in Littleton, CO

Here at Summit Family Dental, we’re open for business. Our experienced staff is doing everything they can to keep our patients safe from COVID-19, while keeping their dental health on track. If you have missed a visit in the past few months, give us a call to reschedule.

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