Daily: Let your toothbrush air dry
● Most to the bad bacteria in the mouth are anaerobic, so simply letting
the brush air dry (no cap on) in light will get rid of these germs.
● Clean brush weekly with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol mouthwash,
then rinse brush and allow to air dry.
When sick (until brush is replaced):
● After each use up until first 2-3 days on antibiotics, soak brush head in
hydrogen peroxide or alcohol mouthwash then rinse with water and air
● Once major illness symptoms have resolved, you should toss the old
brush and introduce a new one.
When to throw brush away?
● Replace toothbrushes every season, or approximately every three
● If your child becomes sick or bristles become damaged (i.e. splaying
from chewing), you should replace sooner!
● Avoid storing family members’ brushes in close proximity to each
● Wipe paste off tube dispenser with a clean finger then transfer to brush
hea brother than wiping directly onto bristles to avoid cross
Original source from the American Dental Association