The following are simple toothbrush storage tips to keep your brush as germ-free as possible:
– Replace your toothbrush at least every 3-4 months or when the bristles are frayed.
– Keep it rinsed: Wash your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water every time you use it.
– Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash before you brush can also help eliminate bacteria before they can get onto your brush.
– Always replace your toothbrush after you have suffered from a bacterial infection as there may be a chance of you getting re-infected.
– Keep the toothbrush dry: “Bacteria love a moist environment” experts warn, make sure your brush has a chance to dry thoroughly between brushings. Avoid using toothbrush covers, which can create a moist enclosed breeding ground for bacteria.
– Store your toothbrush away from other brushes. Airborne bacteria can transfer between toothbrushes stored near each other in warm, moist environments like the bathroom.