A beautiful smile begins with taking care of your toothbrush. It’s an essential tool when it comes to maintaining optimal oral health and preventing cavities or gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. That’s why you should take special care of it to avoid the formation of germs, funguses and bacteria. How? By developing some simple habits that we explain below. Put them into practice and you will see that your toothbrush will always be in perfect condition and free of germs.
Clean your toothbrush after each use
The first habit to keep in mind — and the most important of all — is that you should rinse your toothbrush after every brushing. It is vital that you make sure that no toothpaste or food residue remains on the brush. A very simple way to achieve this is to place the brush under a strong stream of water and shake it vigorously. Leaving the brush clean will prevent bacteria or germs from proliferating that could come into contact with your mouth during the next brushing.
Find a suitable place to store your toothbrush
Not only should you take care of your brush during use, it is also important to store it in an appropriate place. Ideally, you should keep it in a container, located vertically with the head pointing up to allow it to be ventilated and completely dry. Make sure it is kept separate from other toothbrushes to avoid the transmission of viruses and bacteria.
Keep your hands clean before and after brushing
Before starting your oral hygiene routine, take a few seconds to wash your hands with soap and water. Doing this will help you avoid transferring any type of germs to your toothbrush. Repeat the operation when you finish and you’ll keep the toothbrush free of germs.
Change your toothbrush regularly
Dental health experts recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months or so. It is the best way to prevent germs and bacteria from accumulating, and it is also the best way to keep the bristles in good condition to make sure that brushing is effective.
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Protect your toothbrush when you travel
Don’t forget your toothbrush when you go on a trip! Find a case or cover to protect the bristles, and be sure to pack it in a dry and clean place during your journey. By doing this, you’ll keep your toothbrush in perfect condition and ready to use when you arrive at your destination.
As you can see, these are very simple and easy-to-follow recommendations. But if you incorporate them into your daily oral hygiene routine, you’ll ensure that your toothbrush is always ready for a perfect brushing while taking care of your oral health and your smile.