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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Toothbrushes and Bacteria
Since toothbrushes can carry bacteria, what is the best way to clean or sterilize, store, and care for a toothbrush?
We recommend storing them in a cabinet to prevent splatter from flushing and airborne germs. Replacing them is the best option anytime someone has been sick; replace at least every 6 months.
Wendy J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University