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Dr. John S. Grisham and our John S. Grisham, DDS team care about you and your oral health, which is why we encourage you to keep your toothbrush as clean as possible. To help you do so, we recommend doing the following things on a regular basis:

— Wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after brushing your teeth.

— After you complete the brushing job, rinse your brush with warm water and store it upright so it can dry.

— Don’t cover your toothbrush bristles until they are completely dry. This is important because a moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria.

— Only use a completely dry toothbrush.

— Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone, and make sure your brush is stored in a place where it won’t touch other toothbrush bristles.

— Make sure you replace your toothbrush after three to four months and after you have been sick.

— If you or a family member has been sick, it’s best if that person uses a different tube of toothpaste so they don’t spread germs.

If you do these things, the bacteria and germs will stay away from your brush and you will have the best oral hygiene routine possible. For more tips and information, please remember that you can always call 603-444-2100 at your earliest convenience and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you!