Why Storing Your Toothbrush Properly Isn’t Nearly As Simple As You’d Think


Bathrooms are, generally speaking, a bit of a questionable environment for oral hygiene tools, no matter how sparkling and spotless the room may appear to be.

So, be mindful of this and implement the following four tips.

1. Clean Your Bristles

Think about it. All the food residue you slough off ends up here! Be thorough and rinse them regularly. And it may be a good idea to dip your toothbrush into a cup of mouthwash after brushing your teeth to combat germs.

2. Keep Toothbrushes In An Upright Position (And Alone)

This way, excess moisture can drip down, rather than sticking around. And don’t share storage (i.e. toothbrush holders) with others. Seriously.

3. Stay Away From Toothbrush Covers

In theory, protecting your toothbrush from wayward factors like toilet water sprinkles is a no-brainer. But a closed container may actually be more conducive to the growth of microorganisms than the open air. Good to know, right?

4. Replace, Replace, Replace

Yup. Toss out your toothbrush every 3-4 months. But you knew that already, we hope!

To terrific oral care habits!