How I have to brush?
In order to keep the brush clean, and thus protect their own oral health, make sure it dries between uses. Toothbrushes can be real nests of germs, fungi and bacteria, which over time can accumulate in significant quantities. After using the brush, shake well under water and place it vertically with the bristles up to air dry.
To prevent cold viruses and flu passing from one brush to another, try the brushes do not touch when they are saved. The health of your family should invest in a simple holder adapted to different slots for hanging brushes.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
Most dentists believe that you should change your toothbrush every three months. Studies show that after three months of normal wear and tear, the brushes are much less effective than new when it comes to remove plaque from teeth and gums. The bristles break down and lose the ability to reach those difficult corners that between the teeth.
It is also important to change your toothbrush after a cold, flu, mouth infection or a sore throat. And germs can hide in toothbrush bristles and lead to reinfection. Even if you have not been sick in the bristles of the toothbrush can grow fungi and bacteria, which is another reason to change your toothbrush regularly.
How I can protect my toothbrush when I travel?
Plastic sheaths protect toothbrush bristles and prevent being crushed or compressed into the vanity. Anyway, after brushing your teeth make sure you let the brush air dry to prevent the growth of germs.