- Wash your hands before brushing or flossing to avoid transferring the bacteria on your hands to your toothbrush.
- Rinse the toothbrush thoroughly after use. This removes all toothpaste residue and loose debris in which bacteria may shelter.
- Store your toothbrush in an upright position so it can dry quickly, located away from the toilet bowl and sink. This avoids the toothbrush being splashed with water that could contain bacteria from either location.
- Don't share toothbrushes with anyone, regardless of how well you know him or her. Everyone has different oral bacteria, and you don't want to pass on or share each other's bacteria.
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months to avoid using one with frayed and worn bristles.
Keeping your toothbrush clean during your travels doesn't require a toothbrush sanitizer if you follow these steps. Keep brushing and flossing daily with quality oral care products, rinse your toothbrush after each use and replace it several times a year, and you'll be as bacteria-free as any sanitizer can make you. (colgate.com)"
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