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Exactly How To Clean Your Toothbrush And Keep It Clean?
Exactly How To Clean Your Toothbrush And Keep It Clean?
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Your toothbrush probably gets used every day to clean the plaque and bacteria off your tongue and teeth. Your mouth will look cleaner after a thorough brushing. However, your toothbrush is still carrying germs and residue.  
  
You may also have your toothbrush in the bathroom. Bacteria could remain in the air. This article will cover ways you can disinfect your toothbrush to ensure it's safe and Clicking Here clean to use at all times.  
  
How to clean a toothbrush  
There are several methods of disinfecting your toothbrush in between uses. Certain methods are more effective than others.  
  
Prior to and after each use, run hot water over it  
The most common method of sanitizing your toothbrush is to run hot water over the bristles before and after each use.  
  
This eliminates bacteria that might have accumulated on the toothbrush during the time between brushing. Also, it eliminates any bacteria that may have accumulated between brushings.  
  
For most people, clean hot water is sufficient to disinfect a toothbrush after use.  
  
Warm water should be poured over your toothbrush before you apply toothpaste. The water must be hot enough to produce steam.  
  
After cleaning your teeth and your mouth afterward, rinse your toothbrush using hot water.  
  
Be sure to rinse it with antibacterial mouthwash  
It is also possible to soak your toothbrush in antibacterial toothpaste when a rinse with hot water isn't enough.  
  
Be aware that doing this can cause the wear of your toothbrush more quickly, since the mouthwashes typically contain harmful ingredients that cause bristles to break down.  
  
This method involves letting your toothbrush sit with its head down in an ounce of mouthwash for around 2 minutes after every brushing.  
  
Do you boil your toothbrushes?  
To clean your toothbrush it is not necessary to boil it. However the plastic handle that comes that is found on many toothbrushes will melt in hot water.  
  
If you'd like to boil water, boil it in the tea kettle or a pot on your stove. When it is boiling, turn off the heat and put your toothbrush into the water for about 30 seconds.  
  
Denture cleansing agent  
To clean your toothbrush, you can also use hot water and mouthwash.  
  
Denture cleanser is comprised of antimicrobial ingredients that target bacteria and plaque that grow in your mouth.  
  
Denture cleaners that you've already used.  
  
Take a half-full of a cleansing tablet in a glass of water and dip your toothbrush into it for 90 seconds to make sure your brush is super fresh.  
  
UV toothbrush cleaner  
An ultraviolet light cleanser (UV) product specifically designed for toothbrushes can also be purchased.  
  
A study that compared dental light chambers using UV light with saline and chlorhexidine-gluconate solutions revealed that UV light was more effective at cleaning toothbrushes.  
  
The equipment may be expensive, and it's not necessary to have one to ensure safe brushing. Be sure to follow the instructions of the manufacturer for the UV sanitizers you purchase.  
  
How do you wash the head of an electric toothbrush  
Cleansing an electric toothbrush head using the same method as you would disinfect the regular toothbrush.  
  
Make sure you disconnect the head of your toothbrush from the base of the electric before applying anything other than water and toothpaste on your toothbrush.  
  
Warm water or a brief soak in mouthwash will aid in keeping your toothbrush connected to its base.  
  
Use a tooth paste dispenser  
If you apply toothpaste on your toothbrush, there's always a chance that the toothbrush as well as toothpaste tube will make contact and transmit bacteria. To avoid cross-contamination, can use a toothpaste dispenser.

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