How to Take Care of My Toothbrush
- Do not share toothbrushes. Exchange of body fluids, the fact that such participation will contribute to the places toothbrush distributors increases the risk of infections, especially important for people with weakened immune systems or infectious diseases.
- After brushing your teeth, rinse the brush thoroughly with tap water to remove toothpaste and garbage, allow it to air-dry, and store it in a vertical position. If several brushes are stored in the same holder, do not allow them to communicate with each other.
- Don't need to soak toothbrushes in disinfectant solutions or mouthwash. This practice may actually lead to contamination toothbrushes if disinfectant used for a certain period of time, or multiple users.
- It is also unnecessary to use dishwashers, microwave ovens, or ultraviolet devices for disinfection of toothbrushes. These measures can damage the toothbrush.
- Usually do not cover toothbrushes, or store them in closed containers.
The conditions (a humid environment) are more conducive to the growth of bacteria than outdoors.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles appear worn or oblique. This recommendation to the American Dental Association on the basis of the expected depreciation toothbrush and his subsequent loss mechanical performance and not its bacterial pollution.
A decision on the acquisition or use of products for disinfection toothbrush requires careful consideration, as in the scientific literature does not support this practice is currently...