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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