This will prevent your toothbrush from being a focus of germs

This will prevent your toothbrush from being a focus of germs

Oral health is achieved not only with tooth brushing after each meal, it is also important to take care of this instrument that helps to have a

gleaming smile. Toothbrush is often our ally, but it can also be a focus of germs, including intestinal and even fecal bacteria.

 

A BBC.com article gathers the advice given by Dr. Maria Geisinger, a professor of periodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, about how the correct use and maintenance of this toilet article should be.

 

He explained that it depends on how and where the brush is stored so that more or less microorganisms accumulate in the bristles. From there it is only one step to contaminate our mouth, teeth, gums and tongue.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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