This Is The Proper Way To Store Your Toothbrush

February 25, 2016 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | Style

A standard toothbrush holder keeps a toothbrush upright, with the head facing toward the ceiling. If you don’t use a toothbrush holder, you might keep your toothbrush face down on the counter or covered with a case. With all the various ways to store a toothbrush, which is the right way?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your toothbrush should be stored upright in order for it to air-dry until it needs to be used again. “If more than one brush is stored in the same holder or area, keep the brushes separated to prevent cross-contamination,” suggests the ADA.

The ADA also doesn’t recommend routinely covering toothbrushes or storing them in closed containers. A moist environment is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

So there you have it!

Don’t miss how often you should replace your toothbrush and the one thing you should never do when flossing your teeth!

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