We’re all aware that keeping good oral health is necessary to live a healthy life, but we often don’t stop to think about the instruments that help us maintain our oral health.
Toothbrushes play a vital role in cleaning our teeth every day, but we usually don’t think that they need to be clean. However, having a clean toothbrush can prevent illness and infection, so it’s important to keep it free from bacteria. In some circumstances, you may need to use a toothbrush sanitizer to prevent illness and infection.
What Type Of Sanitizers Are Available?
You may have never heard of a toothbrush sanitizer before; however, you may need to use one when you become sick or have someone in the family who is sick. You can use a toothbrush sanitizer to kill the germs and bacteria that are on a brush. After you recover from your sickness, it’s generally recommended that you toss your old brush and pick up a new one to avoid becoming sick again. But with a sanitizer, you don’t need to do this. You can simply sanitize your brush and continue using it.
The most common type of toothbrush sanitizer is the liquid kind. Liquid toothbrush sanitizers are similar to mouthwashes, but they are not safe to use like mouthwash. To use a liquid toothbrush sanitizer, you simply need to soak your brush in the cleaning liquid in-between uses. Another type of sanitizer utilizes UV lights. UV rays can kill germs and bacteria. Most UV sanitizers utilize a case with a small light inside.
To use them, all you need to do is place your brush in the case and wait the recommended amount of time for the bacteria to be killed off. If you have any more questions about how a toothbrush sanitizer could help you, please give our office a call, and we can tell you your options.