At a time when we are social distancing, self-isolating and are being super vigilant in our hand washing and cleaning routines. There is one more part of our daily routine where we can take extra precautions, our toothbrushes.
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•keep individual toothbrushes separate from each other
•keep toothbrushes upright
•wipe the toothbrush handle before and after use
•avoid touching toothbrush with toothpaste tube ( especially if multiple users )
•make sure children use their own toothbrush and do not use someone else’s by mistake
•replace your toothbrush if you do become ill. (this is a personal choice as some experts say, you should replace, others say it's not necessary,)
Always wash your hands before and after you brush and floss.
Suggestions for Disinfecting Toothbrushes
•Baking soda -2 teaspoons dissolved in warm water
soak your toothbrush for a few minutes
•Antibacterial mouthwash -swirl bristles for at least 60 seconds
(Dispose of mouthwash)
•Denture cleaner-soak toothbrush in cleaning solution
•Vinegar -soak toothbrush overnight once a week
Also, wipe down the floss container before and after each use.
Remember to be extra vigilant with your oral healthcare routine.
Your OCD team is here for you if you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us.
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This article is for general information purposes only and
refers to the general practice of reducing the spread of germs on toothbrushes at any given time.