April 7, 2015
by Kyrene Family Dentistry
Your toothbrush is obviously something you stick in your mouth a couple of times a day. We put toothpaste on it, rinse it and then move about our day. But what’s lurking in between those bristles that we’re not aware of? Dentists estimate that there are 1.2 million microscopic organisms on the average toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months because these are some things you do not want in your mouth:
This is why we should take care to keep our toothbrushes dry and clean. It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s best to let your toothbrush stay on the bathroom counter, uncovered, so air can circulate around it and allow it to dry. Dry toothbrushes don’t harbor bacteria (bonus points if you can let you toothbrush get some sunlight from a window).
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