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Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush

Here's how to minimize germs

(HealthDay News) -- Bacteria and other germs can set up shop in your toothbrush, so it's important to take steps to keep it cleaner.

Here are recommendations from the American Dental Association:

  • Replace your toothbrush often.
  • Before and after you brush, rinse the brush well in an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • If you prefer a commercial brush sanitizer, make sure it been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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