Cleaning your toothbrush is important. You need to maintain good oral health, and it is important to remember if your toothbrush is not clean it can make you really sick. The American Dental Association has confirmed that the mouths bacteria can remain on the toothbrush.
Dirty toothbrushes can cause mouth infections, staff and even bacteria infections in the blood, so keep it clean. Let’s look at how you can properly maintain your toothbrush.
You will want to always rinse your toothbrush with the hottest water possible before and after brushing. Make sure that the toothbrush is debris free. That means that you want to make sure all toothpaste, food and likewise is rinsed out of the toothbrush.
You can fill a glass with white vinegar. Do not dilute the vinegar, because you want it full strength. Completely cover the bristles when you out the toothbrush in the glass, and allow it to soak for a minimum of 3 hours. This will kill almost all of the bacteria living on the toothbrush.
Even with proper cleaning, replacing your toothbrush every three months, or sooner if it is showing signs of wear, is important. Never store the toothbrush in a sealed container, as this may seem appealing but it is dangerous.
It is also important to never share a toothbrush as incurable diseases like Hepatitis C and others similar to it can be passed this way. There are also sanitizing products for toothbrushes online, and anyone can douse a toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide for a quick germ killing remedy. Still, none of these will take the place of proper maintenance, protection and replacement of your toothbrush as directed.