Meneage Dental in Helston, Cornwall really care about your healthy smile and the hygiene of your toothbrush is so important. If you would like more information please ask our hygienists at your next appointment.
Things to remember :
1. your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria and keeping it clean is paramount and a clean toothbrush may protect you from seasonal viruses, flu and the common cold (according to the National Dental Association).
2. Replace your toothbrush every three months, or sooner if the bristles become bent.
3. Disinfect your toothbrush every other week by soaking the brush in vinegar overnight. Vinegar will destroy most bacteria and germs. Alternatively, disinfect your toothbrush with antibacterial mouthwash. Place your toothbrush face down in a small cup of mouthwash, and then swish the brush back and forth in the mouthwash for 30 seconds.
4. Store your toothbrush in a holder that will hold the toothbrush upright so the bristles will have adequate air circulation. Allow your toothbrush to air dry. Don’t place it touching other toothbrushes, and don’t store your toothbrush in a container or closed cupboard. Wipe the toothbrush holder often, using a disposable disinfectant wipe.
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