Can your toothbrush make you sick?

Can your toothbrush make you sick?

Can your toothbrush make you sick?

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A funny question isn’t it???

You may have heard talk about the germs that can live on your toothbrush and wondered if it’s cause for concern. It’s a fact that there are more bacteria in the mouth than anywhere else in your body, and some of them get on your toothbrush when you brush your teeth. In addition, most people store their toothbrush in the bathroom, which tends to contain numerous airborne bacteria because of the warm, moist environment.

Here we introduce some of the simple ways to fix this problem :

 a simple regimen for toothbrush care is sufficient to remove most microorganisms from your toothbrush and limit the spread of disease.

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and after brushing or flossing.

After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with warm water and store it upright to air-dry.

Don’t cover your toothbrush or place it in a closed container until it is completely dry. A moist environment can foster bacterial growth.

Use a completely dry toothbrush.

Don’t share a toothbrush with anyone. Also, don’t store toothbrushes in a way that might cause them to touch and spread germs.

Replace your toothbrush every three or four months.

Always replace your toothbrush after a cold or other illness to prevent contamination.