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4 mistakes in the preservation toothbrush

Jun 5th 2014 at 11:54 PM

Toothbrushes are considered as "lightning rod" bacteria, viruses and even fungi, causing oral diseases such as tooth decay or gum disease.6 hygiene habits to help eliminate disease To sum it all wrong prevalent in dental care 5 simple

ways to help keep your teeth and mouth clean and healthy Get to know the status of the disease through oral expression

However, many people make mistakes in the preservation toothbrush her.

1. Booking horizontal brush after brushing

To brush in the horizontal position after finishing brushing - which is wrong. So we stood up for murmuring water can dry out the moisture in the hair brush. Place the brush in a cool place, avoid contact with toothbrushes of other people.

Moreover, to brush in the cup also provides an opportunity for bacteria and germs in the air intrusion. Dr. Curatola recommends people should definitely use one piece of fabric to preserve screen brush, dry brush has helped both against  germs .

2. Too close to the pedestal toilet brush  

Mostly, people generally to toothbrushes in the bathroom. Meanwhile, showers are often combined with pedestal toilet. This is really a good chance for bacteria, germs, microbes cling toilet brush. If you were to brush toilet seat by less than 2 meters, be careful. "Maybe people do not realize, bacteria on toothbrush even more seats toilet seat", Dr. Curatola of Rejuvenation Dentistry (USA) said.

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3. Disinfection brush with microwave

Dr. Curatola said one of the biggest mistakes is to use a microwave to disinfect toothbrushes. "They think they're sterilized brush, but the fact that they are made of hot plastic, because most toothbrushes are made of plastic, silicone and nylon. Microwave will melt the plastic and denatured "Dr. Curatola said.

He also warned the toothbrush sterilization with microwave plastic can cause human infection bisphenol-A (BPA), a toxic chemical in many plastics. It affects human health, can cause infertility and various cancers.

Thus, one simple way, Curatola recommend washing dirty toothbrush with warm water and a small amount of soap, then use 1 piece of muslin sure to avoid infection . He also advised to buy a new toothbrush at least four times a year.

4. Use toothpaste to clean brushes

Curatola said: "Toothpaste typically has no effect on bacteria on the brush." Basically, our mouths have billions of bacteria health benefits (also known as the microbiome). However, for many people, the beneficial bacteria if they do not use toothpaste does not guarantee quality, such as tooth whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.

Also, to protect your oral health , you should avoid using too much toothpaste containing the chemical. Avoid using toothpaste that contains sodium laurel sulfate chemicals like triclosan and copolymer. Sodium laurel sulfate is a detergent and irritating to the mouth. It even increases the status of oral ulcers. Moreover, some experts are concerned that exposure to the chemical triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal substance, may increase the drug-resistant strains of bacteria. And these bacteria will "cling" to the toothbrush.

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