Toothbrush and toothpaste are the allies of healthy teeth. But if the toothpaste is consumed relatively quickly and it can not cause danger then the worn brush or the brushe exposed to too much moisture is a true hotbed of bacteria. Researchers say that a worn or an exposed toothbrush can accommodate up to 100 million bacteria, including E.coli, which can cause diarrhea and skin infections.
Surely you have heard frequently that dentists recommend the changing of your toothbrush every three months, this is not a whim or a possibility to increase the sales of products for oral hygiene but primarily is a warning for patients to not get sick or not to aggravate certain dental problems.
The toothbrush is like an aspirator of bacteria especially because most of us keep it in the bathroom, where humidity is very high and thus promote the growth of these organisms.
Of course, if you notice that the toothbrush bristles are worn then you should immediately change your toothbrush, this rule also applies if you were cooled. To convince you that the disease will not return immediately replace your toothbrush with a new one.
And if you want to protect your toothbrush from the bacteria hotbed then you should ensure that it is coated with a special cover, you can also leave your toothbrush in an antibacterial solution for an hour every two weeks.
But surely you would not want to take any tooth infection from someone is advisable to use only your toothbrush and do not forget that this is a very intimate hygiene tool.
Sergiu Petcu, dentist Smile Dent: “Oral hygiene is very important in maintaining the healthy teeth. Even though many people do not focus on daily care, but we, the dentists recommend to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Also, we advise our patients to choose soft and medium toothbrushes not to damage the gums or affect the sensitive teeth during tooth brushing.”