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The Best Ways To Clean Your Toothbrush After Use

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Office
If you are practicing proper dental care, then you are likely brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth is your first defense in keeping your mouth clean from bacteria. But what happens to all that bacteria you are brushing from your teeth? It sticks to your toothbrush. A standard dental hygiene regimen is as much about keeping your mouth clean as keeping your toothbrush clean from bacteria too. Our dental experts care about your dental health so that is why we are providing you with the best ways to clean your toothbrush after use. Top Tips to Clean Your Toothbrush After Use According to the American Dental Association, it is important to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. But what are the best ways to clean your toothbrush after use in the meantime? You can keep your toothbrush well maintained by rinsing your brush thoroughly under hot water after every use. You can also soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial mouthwash such as Listerine™ for a few minutes after use. The problem with this method is your bristles might begin to deteriorate with repeated soaking because mouthwashes can have harsh chemicals. A better alternative to soaking in mouthwash is to make your own cleaning solution. Mix one cup of water with two teaspoons of baking soda and allow your toothbrush to soak in this solution after brushing. The best way to clean your toothbrush is to soak it in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Combine one cup of water with one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Then swish your toothbrush in this solution after each use or soak overnight. Be sure to change this solution every day. This will help keep your toothbrush, clean and disinfected. If you have any questions about the best ways to clean your toothbrush after use, just give our office a call. Our dental professionals are happy to share more tips to keep your toothbrush and your mouth healthy and clean....
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