Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Disinfect Your Toothbrush Regularly and Change it Every 3 Months!

 Can you imagine germs on your toothbrush? Gross, right?

There is a common misconception that toothbrush bacteria is harmless. Afterall, you are the only one who uses it, right?  Well, consider this: The bristles on the toothbrush are tall and there are many areas for bacteria to hide. The toothpaste does not clean or disinfect the brush. Soaking it in mouthwash from time to time can be helpful, and a good rinsing every time you brush is a good practice.  Still, the ADA recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months to prevent the spread of infection and after a viral or bacterial illness. 

Sounds like a good idea to me.  

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