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Would you be surprised to hear that there are a few different types of toothbrushes you could buy? Still, have you heard that there a few steps you’ll need to take if you’re interested in caring for your toothbrush correctly? For example, did you know that sharing your toothbrush could lead to fairly serious issues?

In reality, it’s important that you buy a new toothbrush once every three months because your toothbrush could actually harbor bad bacteria. Moreover, not everyone has the same kinds of bacteria in their mouths, which means different toothbrushes could harbor different bacteria. This means sharing your toothbrush with anyone could leave you vulnerable to several serious issues.

Moreover, many individuals tend to bleed when they brush their teeth and gums. This means toothbrushes can also house blood. While this may not seem like a serious issue, it could leave you more susceptible to problems such as herpes, hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases.

If you would like to learn more about sharing your toothbrush in Cedar Park, Texas, please feel free to give Discovery Park Dental a call at 512.260.8330. Our dentist, Dr. Nitya Balan, and our dental team will gladly address any concerns you may have. We’re excited to meet with you.