Electric Toothbrushes have become a common phenomenon in today’s times. With their usage being on the rise, it’s important to be aware of how to maintain their health so as to get optimum benefits. Even though it helps you to clean your teeth, it needs cleaning too. Here are the three important things you need to do to maintain your electric toothbrush’s hygiene.
Proper Everyday Cleaning
Although we all clean our toothbrushes before and after use under tap water the ideal is to wash the brush heads with hot water after use. This ensures that no bacteria from the mouth is harbored onto them. If it’s not possible to wash them with hot water every day, once in two to three days should be okay too. Besides this, you can also occasionally soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide, or denture cleanser for maximum sanitization.
What often goes unnoticed is the fact that toothbrushes may also get infected with the use of unclean covers. It’s important to clean the covers occasionally and use secure toothbrushes when they are completely dried and not immediately after use.
Besides cleaning, it is important to keep a check on your toothbrush and replace the brush heads, every three months or at the first sight of being worn out. If you see that the bristles of your toothbrush have worn out, frayed, or torn apart, it’s time to change them immediately. The other instance is when you had fallen sick and have recovered, it’s good to change the brush heads to ensure that the bacteria when you were sick does not stay and cause a recurrence of infection.
Needless to say, it’s not recommended to share your toothbrush with somebody else. In case it happens accidentally, it is a must to replace the brush head immediately as it may never be ridden with infection even after cleaning.