top of page
  • Bitcon Black Icon
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

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.

If you would like to get a full dental analysis - Contact our expert team today.

Secondary source educational information gathered by the author.


About ConfiDent ® Palm Dental Clinic.

State-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental practice awarded Leading Implant Center in GCC and the Middle East.

Our premium class practice uses sophisticated and precision-engineered German-made technology that helps us to perform all treatments at the highest level.

ConfiDent® Dental Surgery Clinic is located right in the center of the Palm Jumeirah, inside the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, building 8 on the mezzanine floor.


bottom of page