Toothbrushing plays an important everyday role for personal oral hygiene and effective plaque removal. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important considerations for sound oral hygiene. How do you look after your toothbrush?
– Germs on toothbrushes. They get germs from the following:
1- Toothbrushes may even have bacteria on them right out of the box since they are not required to be sold in a sterile package.
2- From the oral cavity.
3- From the environment.
Although studies have shown that various microorganisms can grow on toothbrushes after use, and other studies have examined various methods to reduce the level of these bacteria, there is insufficient clinical evidence to support that bacterial growth on toothbrushes will lead to specific adverse oral or systemic health effects.