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Learn how to clean your toothbrush effectively

By Robert B.

Brushing your teeth is the first step to good oral health, but itís not the last. Itís great that you remove the germs and bacteria from your mouth, but where to you think it goes? If they can stay in your mouth all day while you eat food and have drinks, do you think running your toothbrush under water for a few seconds is going to get rid of them?

So youíre interested in how to clean your toothbrush. Good choice! There are many options available to you, but the most convenient are the ones that you donít need to remember to do. Here are some ideas and suggestions to rid your toothbrush of germs:

  • A good oleí bottle of Listerine certainly helps to kill bacteria. You can choose to soak your toothbrush in a cup of it or pour some on it. The longer the toothbrush is in contact with the Listerine, the better. Maybe a weekly cleaning couldnít hurt?

  • Toothbrush holders such as a UV light toothbrush cleaner or steam toothbrush cleaner can rid your toothbrushes of germs and bacteria after every time you brush. These toothbrush sanitizers are usually under $100 and very simple to use.

There are many options out there to effectively cleaning your teeth and your toothbrush. By learning how to clean a toothbrush, youíll be one step ahead of those virus spreading germs! Happy brushing AND cleaning!

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