Although there is not much evidence available to suggest that toothbrush sanitizers can play a significant role in improving the quality of your oral healthcare, you can follow these tips to keep your oral care routines germ free.
Oral bacteria can cause many health issues. Some of them are not so serious, while some can make you quite ill. If you want to stay away from the diseases, it is important to prevent bacteria from entering your mouth.
How Toothbrush Sanitizers Work
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a big difference between sanitizing your toothbrush vs sterilizing it. A sanitizer is not able to completely sterilize a toothbrush, so you cannot be so sure if it is free of bacteria or not. However, sanitizing your toothbrush can give you some relief and create awareness regarding keeping the health care products clean.
Toothbrush sanitizers usually work in two ways. The first one is very plain and simple. It consists of sanitizing equipment that generates ultraviolet light with the use of batteries, the light kills the bacteria. In the second method, the toothbrush is cleansed with dry heat and steam. This process makes the toothbrush very dry enough that bacteria are unable to grow there.
Keeping your Brush Clean
If you carry out the following steps, there would be no such need to use a sanitizer.
- Always wash your hands before brushing or flossing.
- Rinse the toothbrush after use to remove residues.
- Store the toothbrush in an upright position to let it dry quickly.
- Also, avoid sharing your toothbrush with anyone no matter how good you know each other.
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
If you are unclear about anything, please Call Bayside Dental and Orthodontics at 979-330-4113, and get help from our experts.