Disinfecting Your Toothbrush in a Few Easy Steps
- Rinse the brush thoroughly under warm or hot water before and after every brushing.
- Place some antibacterial mouthwash into a small cup so you can soak your toothbrush in it for about 15 minutes (any longer and you risk damaging the bristles).
Pour 1/2 cup or 120 ml of water into a glass. Next add 2 tablespoons or 30 ml of white vinegar and 2 tsp or 10 mg of baking soda and mix well. Place your toothbrush (es) into the glass and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse well.1. Disinfect a toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean your bathroom counters, used as a mouthwash, and even used to disinfect your toothbrush. Just soak toothbrush bristles in hydrogen peroxide for several minutes, then rinse thoroughly with hot water.Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Disinfect Your Toothbrush
- Soak your toothbrush in antibacterial mouthwash.
- For everyday cleaning, you can store your toothbrush in a small cup of hydrogen peroxide.
- Boil your toothbrush for about 3 minutes.
- A toothbrush can be put into the silverware compartment of the dishwasher to be sanitized.
- Purchase a UV toothbrush sanitizer.
How do you kill bacteria on a toothbrush?
Because mouthwash is an antiseptic, it can kill germs as well. The alcohol content is lower, however, so leave your toothbrush head in the liquid for several minutes. Use boiling water. If you dip your toothbrush or toothbrush head into boiling water for 5 to 10 seconds, it will effectively sanitize the bristles.
How do you disinfect a toothbrush with bleach?
In order to sanitize your toothbrush all you need to do is soak it in an antibacterial solution for at least 10 minutes. Solutions you may use for cleaning are: antibacterial mouthwash that contains alcohol, mixture of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar.
How long do you microwave a toothbrush to disinfect it?
Place toothbrush vertically (brush head up) in a microwave-safe container. Using a microwave-safe container, place toothbrush head-down in about 6.5 ounces of sterilized water. Eliminate bacteria buildup by submerging your toothbrush into one of these solutions after brushing for 10-20 minutes.
Is a toothbrush sanitizer necessary?
According to the American Dental Association, no commercial products can sterilize a toothbrush and it’s not necessary. Let your toothbrush air dry in a holder that allows it to stand up without touching the bristles or other toothbrushes. Replacing your toothbrush every three-to-four months is also important.
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