Fighting Germs with Your Toothbrush

by Jason 5/29/2012 9:26 AM

We have been told time and time again that washing our hands is the key to keeping germs at bay, but did you know it is important to keep your mouth clean too?

Most people catch a cold or the flu when they put their bacteria-covered hands in their mouths. Your mouth is a warm, dark, moist space, making it a breeding ground for bacteria that could end up in your bloodstream and weaken your immune system.

Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash. Also be aware that toothbrushes hold germs and infections, so make sure you replace your toothbrush every three to four months or anytime you have been sick.

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