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In regard to your oral health care, it is always important to make sure you are taking the necessary steps to always take care of your mouth as much as possible. The more you do to keep your smile clean, the less at risk your smile will be. This includes avoiding contaminating your teeth and gums as much as possible. Numerous products that we insert into our mouth should always be cleaned and sanitized before doing sp. This can include eating utensils, cleaning utensils, or other similar tools.

Making sure your brushing and flossing tools are well taken care of is essential for ideal oral health. If your brush ever becomes contaminated, you could end up doing more damage to your smile. You’re not going to receive any positive oral health care benefits from putting a dirty toothbrush into your mouth. Thus, always store it when not in use where it cannot become contaminated. Similarly, always throw out your dental floss strand after it has been used. In the same vein, never use the same section of a dental floss strand between more than one gap in your tooth as it’ll just cross-contaminate and move the debris around in your mouth.

If you are ever wearing any kind of oral appliances or prosthetics, you will need to keep them clean as well. This includes mouth guards and dentures. When you think a mouthguard is essential, have it inserted properly into your mouth, so it can prevent oral accidents and injuries occurring to your teeth and gums. However, if it should ever become dirty, it will need to be cleaned off. Similarly, dentures must always be cleaned on a daily basis by soaking them in the denture-cleaning solution. The more effort you put into your oral health care, and the more effort you take to avoid contamination, the safer and stronger your smile will be.

You are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Blackfoot, Idaho. If you would like Dr. Tracy Jenkins and our team at Discover Family Dental to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call our dentist office at 208-785-0878.