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Your toothbrush might be crawling with bacteria. By learning how to store your toothbrush properly, you can protect against unwanted illness and infection.

Our dentist, Dr. Don Wyatt, is looking forward to helping you with your oral healthcare. Additionally, our team at Today's Dental Care in Jerome, Idaho, is sharing with you a few tips to avoid growing unwanted bacteria in your personal toothbrush.

Bacteria thrive in wet and damp locations. If they are given ideal conditions, bacteria colonies can grow and spread. This means that it is important to make sure your toothbrush has a place that can easily be dried to help from unwanted bacteria growth.

The best way to avoid bacterial growth in your toothbrush is by storing your toothbrush upright in an open container. If your toothbrush comes in contact with other parts of your bathroom by lying on a counter or sink, it might not dry evenly and has a chance to grow bacteria. By allowing the toothbrush to air dry thoroughly without coming in contact with other parts of your bathroom, you can help fight against bacteria.

Call us today at 208-324-8861 to make an appointment if you have any questions or need a dentist. We look forward to hearing from you.