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How to keep your toothbrush clean and germ free

Posted 2 March 2016 in News

Brushing Teeth

Toothbrushes are one of the most important tools when it comes to oral hygiene. However, there are many people who are unaware of the fact that toothbrushes often contain harmful things like yeasts and bacteria, but only when they are not maintained in the right way. If you want to keep your toothbrush free of germs and bacteria, follow these tips:

To start with, include mouthwash in the process of cleaning teeth. An efficient mouthwash can eliminate the germs that dwell in your mouth and prevent them ending up on your toothbrush. So, don’t forget to gargle and spit mouthwash before you brush your teeth. Some mouthwashes claim 99% efficiency.

Once you are done brushing, you must rinse it thoroughly. You should also examine the toothbrush because It is not unusual for debris to get stuck in the brushes.

Change your toothbrush holder from time to time. These containers might be convenient, but they are an ideal spot for bacteria procreation.

It is also a good idea to avoid using your bathroom cabinet to store them. These areas provide perfect conditions for growth of harmful microorganisms because they tend to be a bit damp.

If you are like most people, then you probably store your toothbrush in the bathroom. This is quite logical because this is where you brush your teeth. However, did you know that the bathroom is usually filled with bacteria and even with particles of faeces? They are freely circulating in the air and looking for a spot where they can stick. If you leave your toothbrush in the bathroom there is a great chance for some of these germs and even faeces particles to end up on the toothbrush. So, even if it sounds inconvenient, it is a better option to keep the toothbrush in a toiletry bag.

Finally, don’t forget to replace your toothbrush regularly. According to experts, people need to buy a new toothbrush every three months.

For more advice about dental hygiene, please contact us now.

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