Dental Care: Things You Should (Or Should Not) Share

If you’re the type of person who loves sharing, you may wonder if there are any types of boundaries to make note of when it comes to your dental care. Is it okay if you and your spouse use just one toothbrush between the two of you, you ask yourself (and other questions follow)? Try a quick rundown that will help you flow through a spectrum of what you should share, what you should think carefully about, and what you should always avoid!

Should Not Share: A Toothbrush

You should not share a toothbrush. Ever. With anyone! No, not even your husband, your wife, your best friend, your child. You could come up with anyone and we would still tell you that when your goal is to protect your oral health and your general health, too: Sharing this dental care product is a bad decision. Use your very own!

It Depends: Toothpaste

It’s okay to share a tube of toothpaste. However, remember that you should be mindful about this if you’re sick or the person you share the toothpaste with is sick. If you’re applying the paste from the tube directly onto a toothbrush, then you may end up transferring some germs back and forth, which is not ideal! When in doubt (or during cold and flu season), you may wish to stick with your very own tube!

Should Share: A Dentist!

Choosing to enlist the services of the same dentist as a loved one is a wonderful plan! When you and your spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, or anyone else receives dental care from us (and you do, too) it makes it so convenient to keep up with your entire family’s oral health! You also know that everyone you care about is in good hands with their smiles. 

Ask For Help With Making Excellent Smile Choices

Remember to talk with us when you’re in our practice for a visit if you have questions about what to make of dental care details. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.