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Contamination can plague your oral health, so it is important to make sure you are avoiding risks associated with any sort of contaminants in your life. Even with proper oral health care and ideal lifestyle choices, you can easily contaminate your mouth. Bacteria and debris can slowly destroy your smile. Even a single wrong move can contaminate your mouth and make you more vulnerable to oral health failures.

To improve your oral health, it’s always a good idea to seek out new ways to keep your smile free and clear of debris. In addition, always make sure that any cleaning utensils you are using are always kept clean. For example, your toothbrush needs to be in clean condition when not in use. For example, always store your toothbrush upright away from other toothbrushes in an aired-out container so it will not collect moisture. Also, make sure never to let anyone else use your toothbrush or use anyone else’s toothbrush as it can lead to cross-contamination.

Exercise caution when eating to avoid contamination. To prevent dental damage from using someone else’s cutlery, make sure you’re always cleaning your utensils off as needed. If you should ever drop a fork, or if any other form of eating utensil ends up on the floor, always wash it off before using it again. Otherwise, you can contribute to additional bacteria in your mouth that may have been on the floor. Furthermore, never drink from someone else’s cup or eat food from someone else’s plate as it can potentially cause bacteria that was in their mouth to contaminate your own.

To learn more about your risks for contamination, contact Discover Family Dental Idaho Falls at 208-522-8061. Come visit Dr. Tracy Jenkins and our team at our dentist office in Idaho Falls, Idaho by scheduling an appointment.