How to Keep Your Tooth Brush Clean

Your tooth brush is the thing that’s supposed to help your mouth clean, however without proper care it can be group of multi-colored toothbrushesthe dirtiest thing you can put in your mouth. Keep your toothbrush clean is important not only for your oral health, but also for your entire overall well being too.  Here are some tips on keeping your toothbrush clear from harmful bacteria, and how to care for it properly.

Rinse before you brush – It’s important to give your bristles a good rinse under the water before you start your brushing routine. This helps to get rid of any bacteria that had been collecting there since your last brush, as well as anything that was leftover from your last cleaning.

Properly dry it out after use – When you’re done brushing your teeth, make sure you’re storing your toothbrush correctly so it doesn’t collect bacteria. You never want to store your brush in a dark location because this environment breeds harmful microrganisms. Instead, store it standing up in a open location so it can completely dry out.

Throw it out – When it’s time to throw out your toothbrush, make sure you do it. Generally, every three to four months is the time period in which you should be replacing your toothbrush. However, if you’re sick in that time period, it’s suggested that you throw out your previous toothbrush after you’re not ill anymore.

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