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Let me ask a simple question – is your toothbrush clean? You’d probably answer “YES”
without even thinking but the fact is, your toothbrush can be home to various potentially
harmful germs even after being rinsed. It can becomecontaminatedwith bacteria,
blood, saliva, oral debris and toothpaste.
Brushing your teeth with a contaminated toothbrush can cause illness and infections.
To keep your toothbrushes clean and free from germs, here are a few basic methods
to sanitize each family member’s toothbrush:
1. After each use, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with water after to remove any
residual toothpaste and other remains.
2. Store your toothbrush in an upright position and let it to air dry after each
use. If storing multiple brushes, make sure to leave gaps between toothbrushes to
prevent germs from spreading from one toothbrush to another.
Also, store toothbrushes at least 5 feet away from the toilet. Studies have also
found that flushing a toilet sprays millions of bacteria such as salmonella and E.
coli into the air. Some of these can land on your toothbrush!
3. Don’t keep a toothbrush in an airtight container nor cover toothbrushes because
moisture is a good environment for germs to breed.
4. Sanitize toothbrush weekly by placing your it in the microwave oven, and heat
it up for 10 to 15 seconds to get rid of bacteria. If you use an electric toothbrush,
simply remove the head and put it in the microwave.
5. Make a disinfectant solution of equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide tokill bacteriagrowth on toothbrushes. Stir these two ingredients together with your
brush and then let the brush sit in the mixture, bristle side down, for a couple
6. To kill germs, fill a cup with an antibacterial mouth wash and place your toothbrush,
bristle side down, for a few minutes.
7. Another good way to sanitizetoothbrush is to place it in boiling water for 1-2
8. Invest in a toothbrush sanitizer. This high-tech gadget use ultra violet light
and can kill 99% of bacteria.
9. Replace toothbrush every 3 months. You may need to replace it sooner than standard
life expectancy, depending on how often you brush your teeth.
Inspect your brush regularly for signs of tattered bristles, which can render the
toothbrush inadequately equipped to clean your teeth. Replace more often for kids.
Consider an electric toothbrush, particularly if you've arthritis or other problems
that make brushing difficult.
10. On top of that, never share your toothbrush with anybody else, not even with
your spouse. Sharing toothbrushes may result in accidental exchange of bodily fluids,
which can cause infection.
These toothbrush sanitizing methods should be enough to kill bacteria on your toothbrushes
and keep them free fromgermsfor each day’s use.