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Can a Toothbrush Make You Sick?


Toothbrushes are invented to keep your mouth clean and remove bacteria that live in dental deposit and food debris. But keep in mind that using a dirty toothbrush will do you no good because you will only infect yourself. It is recommended to use the same toothbrush for not more than 3 months.

Infectious diseases are another reason to buy a new toothbrush as soon as you get better, because bacteria can remain on the toothbrush you were using when you were ill.

Cleaner Toothbrush for a Healthier Smile

There are a few simple rules to remember: always use a toothpaste and do not forget to rinse the toothbrush.
  • Wiggle the bristles of the toothbrush under running water. Use only clean fingers. This simple procedure will remove all food debris that might remain on the toothbrush.
  • Toothbrushes must be stored vertically (bristles up) in a special container.
  • Do not forget to wash that container from time to time.
  • Toothbrush is an individual tool. No sharing is allowed.
  • You should also have a separate holder for your toothbrush to avoid sharing bacteria with your family.
  • You should have a plastic container for your toothbrush too keep it there while travelling.
  • The best way to disinfect the toothbrush is to wash it in the dishwashing machine. Remember that plastic can melt. That is why always place the toothbrush on the top rack.

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