Have you ever paid attention to your toothbrush? How long have you used your toothbrush? The toothbrush is an important tool to protect oral health, but many people do not pay enough attention to the protection and use time of toothbrushes. Sometimes the bristles are mostly fallen down and fall off, but they are still in use, which can easily cause damage to the oral cavity. Therefore, everyone should also have a certain understanding of the hygiene of toothbrushes, in order to restore a healthy environment for the oral cavity.
After each use of the toothbrush, rinse the toothbrush and shake off the water as much as possible. Put the toothbrush head up in the mouthwash cup. Also, pay attention to placing it in a well-ventilated place with sunlight and away from the sink and toilet. Dry and accept sunlight for sterilization.
Two or three toothbrushes can be used alternately to extend the drying time of the toothbrushes. This is especially important for people with gingivitis and periodontitis. It can also maintain the elasticity of the toothbrush bristles when used alternately.
The toothbrushes currently on the market are bent after 2 to 3 months of use. The curved toothbrush bristles are not only difficult to clean the food residue between the teeth but also scratch the gums. In addition, the toothbrush head that has been used for a long time tends to retain bacteria. Therefore, it is generally recommended to replace the toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. However, those who brush their teeth 3 times a day or those who like to brush their teeth with warm water will wear out the bristles more quickly, so they should change their toothbrushes once a month.
If you have had a cold or another infectious disease, it is best to change to a new toothbrush when you recover. Before using a new toothbrush, it should be scalded in hot water to soften the bristles and sterilize.
In addition, family members do not put the toothbrushes together but place them in a multi-cylinder, which is more conducive to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.