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Your toothbrush contains bacteria.

 

Your toothbrush contains bacteria.


Bacteria from your mouth stay on your toothbrush after brushing your teeth.

While most bacteria from it are harmless, some can cause infections.

Studies show that some bacteria are still found on your toothbrush despite rinsing it with water. That’s why dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush regularly.

Because aside from effectively removing plaque, a new toothbrush is less prone to fungal and bacterial growth.

It’s also better not to store your toothbr  ush in a closed container as this results in moisture, where bacteria thrive.

Most of us have had the same routine for brushing our teeth since we were small and first learned the habit: brush, spit, rinse.

But even though it’s natural to have a strong desire to rinse out your mouth with water after brushing, it isn’t always recommended.

Toothpastes that contain fluoride and other ingredients meant to strengthen your tooth enamel might need a bit of extra time on the surface of your teeth for you to get their full benefit.

Let’s cover the pros and cons of rinsing after brushing, so you can decide if it’s time to make a change to your routine.

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