You Never Want to Cover Your Toothbrush After Using It
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Atlantic Dentistry
We dentists know that you should never do this because your toothbrush will become utterly wet 2 to 3 times daily. If it's not allowed to become totally dry between every use, mold, bacteria, and different invasive and possibly harmful agents might begin to develop. Also, sharing your toothbrush with another person will place you in danger for infection, particularly if a loved one may have a compromised immune system. With every use, rinse your toothbrush with water to get rid of all food detritus and dentifrice. Store your toothbrush uncovered in an upright position and permit it to air dry far from any type of potential contamination.
The Truth About Toothbrushes
Your toothbrush is home to over a hundred million microorganisms together with E. coli and staphylococci microorganisms and research shows that feculent germs may also be present on your toothbrush. All that sounds awful, but you needn't panic. Your mouth is additionally jam-packed with microorganisms and your toothbrush in all probability will not cause you to get sick. Be certain to always practice good hygiene, store your toothbrush in a rack so it does not come in contact with anyone or anything else so you can stay healthy.
Store Your Toothbrush Correctly and Safely
We suggest taking a close look at how your toothbrush is stored between uses. We know that students who use communal bathroom facilities and store their toothbrushes together typically share the group's collective fecal microorganism. This process may be similar in a very high trafficked family restroom. Your knee-jerk reaction to shield your toothbrush from germs may well be to store it within a travel case or plastic toothbrush tube, far from alternative surfaces and, of course, your restroom. This plan of action is truly a very unhealthy move. Using a toothbrush cowl does not shield a toothbrush from microorganism growth and can actually create more issues regarding bacteria and contaminants.
So, take stock of where your toothbrush is stored, be vigilant as to its cleanliness, and call us if you feel any pain or dental uneasiness. We are always ready to help in any way we can. We love keeping you safe, happy, and healthy!
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