We brush our teeth daily at least twice to remove plaque and bacteria on our teeth surface and in the oral cavity. Have you ever thought that the toothbrush may contain lots of germs if we don’t clean and disinfect it regularly?
People may wonder why we need to clean the toothbrush. The main reason is that the toothbrush is easily contaminated with bacteria, saliva, blood and toothpaste after each brushing. Besides, you may accidentally drop a toothbrush onto the floor, but you would just rinse it and put it back to where it belongs. Even if you rinse the toothbrush, the bacteria is still sticking on the toothbrush. You will then transfer the bacteria into your mouth when you brush again.
Our oral cavity is home to millions of germs, especially those living in the plaque that sticks on our teeth. When we brush our teeth, germs will be transferred to the bristles. Apart from that, bacteria from your toilet will stick on your toothbrush as well. How is that possible? When you flush your toilet without covering the toilet bowl, the swirling water in the toilet bowl shoots the faecal coliform bacteria (bacteria from faeces) into the air and end up on your toothbrush. Therefore, it is crucial to clean a toothbrush to kill germs and maintain proper oral hygiene.
You may want to know how to clean and disinfect your toothbrush. Here are some tips for you.
What if you are using electric toothbrushes? How to keep your toothbrush hygienic? It is simple! For electric toothbrushes, you can change the toothbrush head every 3 months. During the 3-month period with the same toothbrush head, you can use the same methods to clean and disinfect the toothbrush head like the traditional toothbrush.
If you want to support better oral hygiene, remember to clean and disinfect your toothbrush regularly and replace it with a new one every 3 months. Darlie provides a range of toothbrushes for you to choose from, including Electronic Sonic Toothbrush, Essential Clean Toothbrush, Advanced Deep Toothbrush, Gum Care Toothbrush and Kids Toothbrush. Find your best toothbrush here!