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Throw out your toothbrush to prevent gum disease.

Posted Apr 03 2009 11:13pm

Before you toss your toothbrush, get a new one. A new toothbrush will boost your oral health by doing a better job of preventing gum disease.

You know you need a new toothbrush when the bristles begin to separate and you have to work harder to feel as if you did a good job brushing your teeth and massaging your gums.

Buy two at a time so you'll have a new toothbrush ready when you need it. You'll feel a renewed energy to stick to your brushing schedule. At least twice a day, right?

1. Get a new toothbrush every two months.
2. Soak your toothbrush in peroxide to keep it germ free.
3. Do not share your toothbrush. Bacteria can be transferred.
4. Keep your toothbrush as far as possible from the toilet to avoid airborne particles after flushing.

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
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