The humble toothbrush is an important tool in winning the battle that is taking place in your mouth. Using a soft toothbrush will help avoid irritating your gums especially if you have a low platelet count. We pop our very own soft Kit toothbrush in our Kit for Cancer case.
Replace your toothbrush regularly. A toothbrush showing even the smallest signs of fraying or bending will not remove as much plaque from your teeth as a new toothbrush. Keeping it longer can lead to bacteria build up, which can cause a slew of oral health problems.
Keep your toothbrush separated from others to prevent cross-contamination of bacteria. If toothbrushes touch they can swap germs. Never share your toothbrush and thoroughly rinse it with tap water after brushing to remove any remaining toothpaste and debris. Moist areas are particularly prone to bacterial growth so avoid storing in a closed container.
Winning and losing the battle starts with your mouth. If you can eat and drink, you can fuel your body and stay in good condition.
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