- Do not share your toothbrush or use someone else’s
- After brushing, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water and allow to air-dry
- Store standing upright. If it is near other toothbrushes, do not let the heads touch
- Do not store in closed containers
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles look worn and bent
- It is also important to change toothbrushes after you’ve had a cold, the flu, a mouth infection or a sore throat. That’s because germs can hide in the toothbrush bristles and lead to reinfection.
- Be sure to use toothbrushes that carry the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Seal of Recognition
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