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Properly Caring for Your Toothbrush

Attractive woman holding a toothbrushThe way that you store and care for your toothbrush can have an impact on your oral health. Many of us probably don’t think twice about how we’re cleaning and storing our toothbrush, but it’s something we should pay more attention to! There are ways to make sure that your toothbrush is clean and disinfected, which will decrease the number of bacteria in the mouth!

Properly Caring For and Storing Your Toothbrush

Below are a few tips on how to properly care for and store your toothbrush:

  • Avoid sharing your toothbrush – This one may seem obvious, but some people do share toothbrushes, especially kids. This will allow the bacteria from one mouth to spread to another, increasing the chances of tooth decay and dental cavities.
  • Rinse your brush after each use – After brushing your teeth, run your toothbrush under hot water. This will remove food particles, bacteria, and any remaining toothpaste from the brush.
  • Soak your brush in mouthwash – There has been some evidence that suggests that soaking your toothbrush in antibacterial mouthwash for a few minutes after brushing your teeth can reduce the bacteria on the toothbrush.
  • Switch out your brush regularly – Lastly, you should be replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months or once you notice the bristles becoming frayed. We also suggest replacing your toothbrush after you’ve had a cold or the flu to avoid getting sick again.

The above tips are simple ways to make a big impact on your oral hygiene routine. In order to have a healthy mouth, it’s important that your toothbrush is clean and properly taken care of. Use common sense when storing your toothbrush and avoid exposing it to more germs and bacteria.

During orthodontic treatment, it’s more important than ever to care for your teeth. To make an appointment here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Posted on Dec 24, 2018
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