We all know what the proper hygiene is to keep our teeth healthy, brush at least three times a day, use floss and mouthwash, etc. But did you know that one of the products that accumulates the most bacteria are toothbrushes?
Because as you read it, there are often microscopic food residues and these often degrade and contaminate the bristles of the toothbrush. Don’t run out and throw it away, this has a solution, take note.
How to remove bacteria from toothbrushes
1.- APPLE VINEGAR
Once a week have a glass and fill it with apple vinegar, submerge the bristles of the brush for 20 minutes and rinse with water.
2.- SODIUM BICARBONATE AND WATER
Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda along with one teaspoon of water. Stir to form a paste and apply it to your toothbrush. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with plenty of water. Water can be replaced by alcohol and this procedure can be done once every 10 days.
3.- BOILING WATER
If you don’t have any of these homemade products, drink some hot (boiled) water and throw it over the bristle area of the toothbrush. You can do this once a week or every 4 days.
Other hygiene measures for your mouth are:
- Change the brush every three months
- Choose brushes from recognized and properly tested brands, to avoid damage to your gums.
- Use regular mouthwash