Toothbrushing Mistake No.8: “Not Following up with a Rinse is Very Unhygienic”
January 02nd, 2014
Not following up with a rinse is very unhygienic when it comes to your overall oral health. Bacteria could build up on your toothbrush if you don’t rinse it well after usage. This bacteria can be placed back into your mouth every time you start brushing.
In short, you will be putting old bacteria in your mouth every time you intend to clean your teeth through brushing. It obviously defeats the purpose of brushing which is to make sure that your mouth is clean and free of plaque.
According to Laurence Rifkin (DDS, a dentist in Beverly Hills, California), putting old bacteria in your mouth should be avoided by rinsing your toothbrush well and letting it dry right after using it.
Aside from the fact that is very unhygienic not to rinse your toothbrush well, it can also lead to various digestive problems in the future.Therefore, if you want to have a healthy mouth and body, start by cleaning your toothbrush correctly right after using it.
If you have toothbrush cover, make sure it can let the air pass through to get rid of moisture which is the breeding ground of bacteria. These tips can actually prevent bacteria staying on your tooth brush. So always remember to rinse your toothbrush well right after using.
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