How best to safely store Toothbrushes in Corona Virus Era?

As access to routine dental care has been suspended during the #Covid19 pandemic, this make maintain good level of healthy teeth and gum of paramount importance.

Careful attention to diet is important. However, a combination of toothbrushing and flossing is the first defence line against harmful bacteria that may cause #gumdisease and #toothdecay.

There are few tips on how best to store your toothbrush especially if you are part of a family sharing same accommodation.

  • Toothbrush storage: Kee your toothbrush uncovered and in safe place. It is recommended to keep toothbrushes in open air to allow them to dry naturally. Storing used toothbrush in covered container delay natural dry process and provide an environment where viruses and bacteria to survive and grow faster

A medicine cabinet can be a suitable solution to store your uncovered toothbrush, as long as there is enough air flow to allow the toothbrushes to dry quickly.

  • Don’t share toothbrushes even with your partner. Using colour coding can be helpful to avoid any mix-up 
  • Clean the toothbrush and container thoroughly and frequently. Depending on the container, cleaning them can be as simple as wiping them down with an antibacterial cleaner, or washing the container in the dishwasher
  • Replace frequently on average every 3 months. Perhaps even earlier if the bristles become frayed.
  • If a family member develops symptoms of #coronavirus, it is recommended to separate their toothbrush to other family members…Practice toothbrush social distancing!
  • Make sure to close toilet lid before flushing and away from the sink if toothbrushes are in same room. Toilet flushing can create harming aerosol in the bathroom air that can stick to the toothbrush.

And most importantly plan to visit you #Londondentist and hygienist once the lockdown is over to have profession check up and #teethcleaning  

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