You think about a lot of details when it comes to getting your smile as pristine as possible and maintaining your oral health. However, you might not be thinking about cleansing more than your teeth and gums (and hopefully your tongue, too). Did you know that you may need to do just a bit of housekeeping in order to really promote your healthiest grin? Don’t worry. There are just a few simple tasks to keep in mind. For the best results, it may be time to wash your…


If you’re not washing your hands before your brushing session, your flossing session, before you eat, and any other time your hands may come into contact with your mouth, it’s time to start! You may even get away with a quick squirt of hand sanitizer. The bottom line is that you don’t want to willingly transfer germs into your mouth. Otherwise, your oral health may suffer (or you may get sick).

Toothbrush Cup!

When is the last time you looked in the bottom of your toothbrush cup? Bacteria and moisture are dripping down into it each time you brush and then place your brush into it for safekeeping. If anything is growing in that cup, it’s getting onto your toothbrush and possibly into your mouth! Wash it consistently to ensure it’s clean and safe for your oral health.


If you’re brushing your teeth and then setting your toothbrush aside without rinsing it, you’re going to need to make a quick change. It doesn’t require much! When you’re through, hold it under the running water, make sure all of the remaining residue is rinsed away, tap off the excess water, and then let it air dry. Very simple.

Protect Your Smile By Maintaining Clean Products

Remember that your dental hygiene is best performed when you’re using clean hands and clean items. Need a little help with this? Just ask for tips. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.