Toothbrushes are the most effective and extensively consumed ways of cleansing teeth in routine. They come in various shapes and sizes depending upon age and nature of teeth. Moreover, some popular market brands have jumped in the field of manufacturing toothbrushes.
However, it still requires a personalised activeness towards ensuring their hygiene. Using a UV cleanser is expensive and treating a tooth brush every day with Hydrogen Peroxide is not a healthy practise. Check out some useful household remedies to keep your brushes clean and germs free.
Keep Your Toothbrush Germ Free
Swish In Boiled Water
Prepare some boiled water in a mug and put your toothbrush into it such that the bristles get fully immersed. Boiling water effectively kills the bacteria that usually don’t leave by normal washing.
After 2 minutes, rinse the bristles properly in the water with your hands. If you are treating multiple toothbrushes then change the water for every other brush.
Cover The Bristles
Almost all brands have introduced a special cover case for the bristles. These covers are made up of plastic and also have a small lock that prevents the case from losing out the bristles. Bathrooms are full of germs and thus putting on a protector is a wise idea. However, before covering allow the bristles to dry. If wet bristles are immediately covered, they might stain due to absence of fresh air.
If it can effectively cleanse the germs in our gums then cleansing a toothbrush is not a difficult task for Listerine. Get some Listerine in a cup and rinse the bristle end of the brush properly.
Do it for a minute and change the solution every time for a new brush. The alcohol present in Listerine instantly shows disinfectant results and kills the bacteria.
Prepare a mixture with half cup of bleach and half water. Rinse the tooth brush bristles thoroughly for 2 minutes. Do it carefully and ensure that the bleach doesn’t spill onto your clothes or eyes. The treatment effectively kills bacteria and molds present.
Soak In Vinegar
Prepare a cup of Vinegar solution (Vinegar gel or paste mixed thoroughly with water) and leave your brush immersed in it for the whole night. Try to cover the upper face of the cup as much as you can. Vinegar works as a fantastic disinfectant by killing germs in the most acute spaces of the tiny bristles. The next morning, rinse the water under running tap and dump the Vinegar mixture. You may try the procedure twice a month.
Some generic precautions are equally important to ensure toothbrush hygiene. Always wash your toothbrush every time before and after you brush your teeth. Do it properly by cleaning it with your fingers. Also, never keep the toothbrushes of the entire family together. Most people have this habit of using a toothbrush container and keeping all the brushes together.
They come in contact with each other and may spread he germs. Also it is a wise practice to use 2 brushes and rotate amongst them every 2 days. You may also run them through a dish washer once in a month. Keep them at the top most rack stand that is exposed to the minimum heat.