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Keeping Your Toothbrush Moist Between Uses Exposes You to Dangers


Posted on 10/19/2020 by Dynamic Dental Office
Keeping Your Toothbrush Moist Between Uses Exposes You to DangersTo ensure the health of you gums and teeth, you don't want your toothbrush to stay too moist between each use. A moist toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria. Therefore, to ensure your oral health, you need to place your toothbrush in a place where it can adequately dry. The following information gives you more insights along these lines.

Why a Moist Toothbrush is Not a Good Thing


Again, a moist toothbrush is not good, as it attracts unwanted germs and bacteria. Moreover, if you rinse the brush and place a toothbrush cover over the head, you will only retain the moisture. The best way to allow your toothbrush to dry is to store it somewhere with a low amount of humidity. Also, place your toothbrush upright in a cup and by itself. Brushing with a dry toothbrush may mean using two toothbrushes instead of one. Allow each toothbrush to completely dry, and switch the toothbrushes instead.

What Happens When Toothbrushes Get Moist and Stay Moist


If your toothbrush stays moist, bacteria grows inside the toothbrush. When this happens, you will reinfect yourself if you happen to have a canker sore, cold, or sore throat. Therefore, it is important to make sure your toothbrush can dry thoroughly and has plenty of air circulation around it. You should not stuff it in a small cabinet or drawer when it is not being used.

While it is important to keep your teeth cleaned daily, you also need to make sure the tools you use will keep you healthy too. Never use a moist toothbrush – let it air dry for better oral health. If you have not scheduled an appointment for a professional cleaning and checkup in the last 6 months, now is the time to do so. Give us a call and book an appointment today.


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