Tips&TricksBoost your oral health. Easy home methods to keep your toothbrush bacteria-free

Boost your oral health. Easy home methods to keep your toothbrush bacteria-free

How to refresh a toothbrush
How to refresh a toothbrush

7:58 PM EST, January 11, 2024

It's crucial to remember to wash your hands each time before you use a toothbrush. Do it thoroughly, using hot water and soap. This step is important as it helps to eliminate a substantial number of microorganisms from your hands that could otherwise contaminate your toothbrush.

Additionally, don't forget about rinsing your toothbrush thoroughly under hot water before applying toothpaste. This step further helps to remove any bacteria.

You can do more! Try this tip

After brushing your teeth and rinsing off any toothpaste residue, don't rush to return your toothbrush to its holder.


Instead, take a glass you've set aside and pour some mouthwash into it, submerging the toothbrush head in it for your remaining daily care time. Essentially, 30 seconds is enough time to disinfect effectively. After soaking, make sure to dry it and repeat this procedure with each tooth brushing session.


Such a simple step significantly boosts your oral hygiene. If you're unwell or have an infection, it's even more beneficial to keep your toothbrush immersed in mouthwash all the time.


Looking for ways to refresh your toothbrush without mouthwash?

If you're searching for an alternative method to rejuvenate your toothbrush, there are common kitchen ingredients that can get the job done!


In 8 fluid ounces of water, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Stir the mix until all the ingredients are fully combined.

Immerse the head of your toothbrush in the solution for about 30 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly in hot water.

Repeat this process every two weeks.

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