The world has items full of bacteria, but your toothbrush doesn’t have to be one of them. In order to keep your toothbrush clean, minimize the microorganisms from your toothbrush and limit the spread of disease, follow these simple tips:
- After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with warm water and tap the excess water out
- Place the toothbrush upright to air-dry, not allowing it to touch anything else. Allowing the bristles to dry out will help bacteria die off.
- Do not cover your toothbrush or place it in a closed container until it is completely dry. A moist environment is the perfect condition for bacterial growth.
- Do not share your toothbrush with anyone.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Over time, your toothbrush becomes less effective at cleaning your teeth and can even cause harm.
- After a cold, replace your toothbrush to prevent contamination.