How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean and Hygienic 

Your toothbrush plays a vital role in your dental hygiene routine. Because of this, keeping your toothbrush in good condition is absolutely key to maintaining good dental health. 

Have you ever considered how to make sure you keep your toothbrush as clean and hygienic as possible? Here’s our advice for making sure everything is spick and span. 

How to store your toothbrush

The best way to store your toothbrush is to keep it upright. This means it will be able to dry efficiently after each use. We recommend that you store it a safe distance from the sink to avoid any splashes; you don’t want it to get in the way when other people are washing their hands. It’s also sensible to make sure your toothbrush doesn’t touch toothbrushes belonging to other people as this can spread bacteria. 

How to clean your toothbrush

The best way to clean your toothbrush is to keep it simple. There are sanitisers and toothbrush soaks available to buy, but there’s no real scientific evidence to say this is worthwhile.

Instead, we recommend rinsing your toothbrush with water after each use. Make sure you rinse it thoroughly enough to remove any toothpaste, foodstuffs or bacteria. Then, place it upright to dry out before the next time you need it.

When to replace your toothbrush

No matter how careful you are with your toothbrush, it will still need replacing regularly. You should replace your toothbrush once it starts showing any signs of wear and tear, such as splayed bristles. This usually happens after about three months.

If you’d like more personalised advice on improving your dental hygiene, why not make an appointment with us? The team at Bury Knowle, Headingtonare always ready to take your call. Alternatively, you can find your local practice here