Each toothbrush is home to all sorts of bacteria and debris. Between what is naturally in your mouth, and what grows on your toothbrush between times that you brush, it can harbor things that would make you cringe to think about.
In order to get most of that out of your toothbrush, you need to sanitize it. One of the best ways to sanitize your toothbrush is to soak it, but soak it in what? That depends on what you want to do.
Soaking Your Toothbrush
You have two distinct options when it comes to soaking your toothbrush for sanitizing reasons. First, you can opt to go with hydrogen peroxide. This allows you to be sure that everything on it is dead, but you do need to make sure to rinse it well prior to using it. Second, you can go with an antibacterial mouthwash. This allows you to soak your toothbrush in something that is safe and won’t hurt your mouth any.
No matter which option you decide to go with, you need to make sure that you dump out the old stuff each time you brush, and refill the container with new liquid after you rinse your brush off each time you brush. Using a small container makes this easier. Consider something about as large as a shot glass to hold the liquid in, so you are not wasting much of it each time you have to dump it out.
By keeping your toothbrush sanitary, you are able to keep germs out of your mouth that could increase your chances of developing tooth decay. Don’t add any extra debris or bacteria in your mouth by trying to take care of your teeth.
Keep your toothbrush sanitized, and make sure to contact our office regularly, so you know your entire mouth is healthy!