How do you care for your toothbrush? This is one of the things you use daily and can easily become a huge source of bacteria. The reason is that the head of the brush usually stays outdoors after it has been in your mouth and if placed in a place where there is more movement there is a danger of generating many harmful elements on itself.
Your mouth also contains various types of bacteria that you can constantly transfer back to it if you are not careful, which can easily lead to inflammation and other problems. Experts say there are a number of professional ways to clean your toothbrush (with UV lamp or special preparations), but this is not required.
It is enough to follow the following hygienic rules:
1. Do not share your toothbrush with anyone! Only you should use it. Getting into the mouth of another, even thoroughly washed afterwards, can bring you diseases transmitted through the saliva.
2. If possible, cover your brush with a cap to avoid touching another brush or surface.
3. Do not keep your toothbrush in damp and dark places – it’s an environment that helps bacteria to develop.
4. Keep your brush away from toilets and sinks. In the case of running water, drops are likely to fall and fall on it, and if they contain harmful substances or dirt, it will be transferred to the brush.
5. Important! Change your toothbrush every 2 months – no matter whether there are changing heads or not.