Tips and Tricks for a Cleaner Toothbrush

Tips and Tricks for a Cleaner Toothbrush
Posted on 12/01/2017

Most people wouldn’t dream of sharing a toothbrush. Even the most vigilant person can’t keep all of the bacteria at bay. The following tips are to help give you a fighting chance at keeping your toothbrush as clean as possible.

  • Use an antibacterial mouth rinse before brushing. This helps reduce the amount of bacteria that will end up on the brush.
  • Soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial mouth rinse for about a minute after brushing. It kills bacteria and prevents more from growing. You can also soak new toothbrushes before using them.
  • Protect your brush. Close the toilet lid before flushing.
  • Skip the cover. Plastic covers trap moisture and promote bacterial growth. It is best to store your toothbrush in open air, in an upright position.
  • Replace it often; at least every 3 months if you’ve been sick with an illness spread through saliva.