Toothbrush dental hygiene is the main tool used by the majority of people to remove food debris after meals, to remove bacteria that cause dental disease and freshening breath.
Sources of bacteria on your toothbrush
- millions of bacteria found in the mouth – is expected to be over 6 trillion bacteria
- microorganisms in the environment
- Past infections (throat or mouth)
- packaging or from himself (although there is a clear indication that they are sealed in a sterile packaging)
Effective methods of sanitizing and disinfecting it and safest method of cleaning is using products that are commercially specially designed for cleaning and disinfecting, with an efficiency of 99.99%.
- Rinse it thoroughly under running water after each use. You pour a small amount of antiseptic mouthwash on toothbrush to kill germs, then rinse again with plenty of water to remove the remains of toothpaste and other particles. Let toothbrush in mouthwash solution for 5 minutes once a week to remove germs and bacteria.
- It gathers dust, microbes, fungi and bacteria, which multiply very quickly. Make sure you keep it dry between brushings: after rinsing, place the toothbrush upright to dry more easily.
- Wash it with antibacterial soap regularly and rinse thoroughly under running water to remove any soap.
- Place it in boiling water . This will kill most bacteria, but this process can cause wear quicker. Sanitation boiling water is a good way for children to avoid using products containing chemicals in their cleaning brush.
- Wash it in the dishwasher and then rinse thoroughly under running water to remove any cleaning agent. High temperature and hot water will remove germs and bacteria, but will increase the wear of the brush bristles.
- Let it sink for a few minutes in a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 97% water once a week or once every few days (ask your dentist).
- Use appliances sanitation toothbrushes. Some runs on ultraviolet sterilization lamps, removing all bacteria and viruses existing in the brush. Others use steam and high temperatures.