Should I Replace My Toothbrush After I Have Been Sick?



Can my toothbrush make me sick?


A study found that toothbrushes you use while you have strep throat – don’t continue to harbor the germs you had while sick.


Here are some general recommendations:

  • Avoid spreading germs by giving everyone their own toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Rinse your toothbrush under cold running water to remove excess toothpaste and debris

  • Don’t soak your toothbrush in disinfecting solutions or mouthwash – this can lead to the spread of germs.

  • Let your brush air-dry after rinsing your toothbrush. Store it upright in a holder. Avoid covering your toothbrush or storing it in a closed container. Moist environments are breeding ground for bacteria

  • Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles start to look frayed.

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