Keeping your mouth cleans means brushing the inside of the mouth, the tongue, the teeth, gums and more. When this is the case, you need to make sure that your tool for cleaning your mouth is also clean. Your toothbrush is something that can hold onto this bacterium and when you are using it to clean your mouth, you’re putting the bacteria back in your mouth. Cleaning your mouth means brushing regularly, so keeping in mind how to keep your toothbrush clean is important for your overall oral health.
Cleaning your toothbrush doesn’t necessarily mean scrubbing it with soap. It is important that you switch out your toothbrush every two or three months. This is because you want to ensure that you are removing the toothbrush after using it for a long period of time.
Do not cover the toothbrush, as this can cause the bacteria to multiply. The same is true for leaving the toothbrush out on the counter. This can collect the bacteria from the room that it is in. Make sure the toothbrush is put away, is protected, and switched out within the specific amount of time or whenever you are sick.
Getting a new toothbrush is important if you have had a sickness. Throwing it out and replacing it with a new one is highly recommended. This ensures you are not adding the old bacteria to the inside of the mouth after you’ve gotten over the sickness.
Speak with our office regarding other types of toothbrushes and ways you can clean your mouth. We can also provide the cleanings and exams that are needed to ensure that your mouth stays clean. We can speak with you regarding the different ways you can clean up the inside of your mouth, but also ensure that you’re not adding more bacteria to it.