FAQs: Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

FAQschalkYou know that an essential aspect of promoting excellent oral health is keeping your teeth clean – and your gums clean. But have you ever given much thought to how important it is for you to keep your toothbrush clean? The great news here is that even if cleaning your brush is not something you’ve considered, you will find it extremely easy to begin incorporating this aspect of hygiene into your daily routine – in fact, you may already be doing it! Let’s learn a bit more.

Frequently Asked Questions: Brush Cleaning

Question: Doesn’t my toothbrush just stay clean all on its own?

Answer: While it’s true that it does not take much to keep your toothbrush clean, it’s important to remember that you still need to put forth just a little bit of effort to keep those bristles free of debris and excess bacteria. Otherwise, you may be re-introducing harmful germs into your mouth, while you brush (which is not beneficial to your oral health).

Question: What can I do to keep my toothbrush clean?

Answer: Keeping your brush clean (and thereby protecting your oral health) is simple. You need to hold your bristles beneath running water once you have completed your brushing session. Massage the debris away with your fingertip and then allow your toothbrush to air dry.

Question: Should I purchase a special product for cleaning my brush for a better approach?

Answer: No, this is not necessary – nor are any rumors you may hear about brush cleaning. Simply follow our recommendation above.