How To Sanitize Your Toothbrush

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You should change your toothbrush about every 3 months, but what about when you’ve been sick?  Do you know that you re-infect yourself with the same germs and bacteria every time you brush your teeth after being sick?  Whether it’s a virus, cold or sinus infection, it’s very important to kill the germs before you brush next.  If you don’t want to buy a new toothbrush every time you’re sick, simply boil your toothbrush for 5 minutes and it’ll be ready to use again.

Do you get the same sickness over and over close together?  Poor diet and an unhealthy body obviously contributes to these things, but sanitizing your toothbrush could be just the thing you need to keep the sickness away! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. says

    It’s one of those things that I lose track of…new toothbrushes every three months. But when in doubt, boiling it for five minutes is better than getting sick often. Thanks for a good reminder!

  2. says

    I’ve always wondered about that… If being sick, and then using the same toothbrush would get you sick again. Guess it’s time to go and sanitize! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    Aha, I need to do this. My kids have had colds and they keep seeming to get reinfected. You’d think I was a new mother or something the way I sometimes forget this basic things!! Thanks, Jill!

  4. says

    An alternative germ-killing method would be to soak the toothbrush in vinegar. Or vodka but vinegar is safer if you have children in the house. Some toothbrushes get mis-shapen in boiling water.

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