Don't think that the toothbrush we brush every day is very clean every day. In fact, the toothbrush is the most prone to bacteria, and if it is not cleaned in time, the first pollution will make it easier for the teeth to produce bacteria. Here are some ways to clean the bacteria to remove the bacteria.
Dr. Kuratola said that the oral cavity contains billions of oral microbes that, when they are in a healthy state, can fight the invasion of some deadly viruses and bacteria. However, the use of detergent-containing toothpaste or alcohol-containing mouthwash can disrupt oral microbial balance.
Therefore, some antibacterial toothpaste cannot be relied upon to remove bacteria from the mouth and toothbrush. Dr. Kuratola recommends that the toothbrush should be washed with warm soapy water when cleaning the toothbrush, then wipe the toothbrush with a clean gauze and then dry it in a ventilated place to avoid bacterial growth and ensure that at least four toothbrushes are replaced each year. Do not use a microwave oven to disinfect the toothbrush. Because most of the toothbrush is made of plastic, microwave heating will deform the plastic, decompose the bristles, and produce bisphenol A, which may lead to infertility and various cancers.
The wrong position of the toothbrush will also help the germs grow. Dr. Kuratola said that most people put their toothbrushes in the bathroom, which is easily contaminated by microbes such as fecal bacteria. He suggested that it is best to place the toothbrush 2 meters away from the toilet. In addition, putting the toothbrush into a tightly airtight plastic box is also beneficial for the propagation of viruses and bacteria. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends not placing the toothbrush in a plastic case. Place the bristles upside down in a ventilated place.
The above describes a more scientific way of cleaning toothbrushes. A small toothbrush may cause the possibility of residual fungus. Therefore, correct cleaning of the toothbrush may reduce the breeding of some harmful bacteria.