Where is the Safest Place to Store Your Toothbrush?
Posted on 3/15/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Your smile is important and your oral health defines your smile. Just like any other aspects of health, your oral health should never be neglected.
Start your journey to healthy teeth and gums through proper oral hygiene. This means that toothbrush is your best friend in fighting tooth decay and gum infections.
You should brush your teeth two to three times per day for a healthier, brighter smile. However, just like any other brushes, toothbrush can be a medium of germ transfer, but you can fight this by knowing how to safely store your toothbrush.
The major rules that everybody knows about toothbrush are sharing toothbrush is very unhygienic and replacing toothbrush every three to four months is a must.
However, not all people know the rules in storing toothbrush. Find out where is the best place you can store your toothbrush without worrying about contamination and germs transfer.
Toothbrush Needs Air
Your toothbrush needs to breathe, too. Do not store your toothbrush inside an enclosed toothbrush storage to avoid moist environment. Moist environment can be a large factor in increasing germ production and transfer.
Do remember that germs and microbes recreate faster in a damp condition. To avoid germ build up, you might want to air dry your toothbrush after every use. It is important that your toothbrush is stored in an upright position with enough air to dry quickly.
Your Toothbrush Needs an Alone Time
Now that you know what kind of toothbrush holder you need to use, it is time to know where to properly place your toothbrush holder. But first, you must ensure that your toothbrush is away from other toothbrushes.
If not possible because there are multiple toothbrushes in one toothbrush holder, at least keep the toothbrushes separated. This is essential to prevent cross contamination.
Do not store your toothbrush near the kitchen and toilet to avoid being splashed with soapy water and being affected by the aerosol effect of the toilet.
Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact us today and we will take care of your smile!
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC (503) 673-9097
15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105 Lake Oswego, OR97035