ADA Accessibility Information
LOG 062516 TDSC beautiful smiles logo
phone: (530) 206-9211 button for 062516 TDSC Request Appointment
Follow Beautiful Smiles on Facebook! Email btn

The Danger of Capping Your Toothbrush after Using It

Posted on 3/27/2018 by Beautiful Smiles Office
Toothbrush Beautiful Smiles CA 95695-2986Do you know that sometimes what we use for maintaining hygiene are also the things packed with germs? Take your toothbrush, for example. It is important to dental hygiene, since you use it to effectively clean your teeth by removing plaque buildup.

However, if you do not observe the proper way of cleaning your toothbrush, the device can become dangerous instead of keeping your teeth clean and healthy.

Why a Toothbrush are Full of Bacteria

Your toothbrush is home to millions of bacteria that includes E. Coli, Streptococcus Mutans, Lactobacillus, and Staphylococcus Aureus. But do not worry, some of these bacteria are not harmful to the body, in fact, some of them live inside and outside the human body.

Naturally, when you put your toothbrush in your mouth to clean it, the bacteria living in your mouth will be transferred to it. But another way that your toothbrush can acquire germs and bacteria is just by its location.

Because toothbrushes are placed near toilets, some of them were tested to contain fecal matter. This may be possible due to two things.

First, people using the toilet are able to touch them in some way, and second, when the toilet is flushed, it has been proven the fecal particles are released in the air. Since toothbrushes are stored near toilets, they become exposed to these fecal particles in the air.

Why Using a Cap is Not Good for Your Oral Health

With the idea in mind about floating fecal particles, you are thinking now that in order to keep your toothbrush clean you will just place a cap over it. Well, this is actually wrong.

Putting a cap cover on your wet toothbrush promotes the growth of bacteria. Keeping a wet toothbrush covered will keep it wet for a long time, which makes it a perfect place for dangerous microorganisms to reproduce.

It is more hygienic to let your toothbrush air dry, in a located away from the toilet. This is the best way to keep your toothbrushes clean.

Advanced Dental Technology
Diagnostics and Prevention
Dental Restorations
Cosmetic Dentistry
Sedation Dentisty

Beautiful Smiles
James Yang, DDS

255 W Court St., Suite E Woodland,
CA 95695-2986

button for 062516 TDSC Click Map
Follow Beautiful Smiles on Facebook! email grey

mobile review us button for
mobile ask question button for

phone: (530) 206-9211
fax: 530-302-0174

Home  | About Us  | For Patients  | Dental Services  | Cosmetic Dentistry  | Sedation Dentistry  | Contact  | Meet Dr. Yang  | Meet the Team  | Tour Our Office  | Our Technology  | Oral Sedation  | Inhaled Sedation  | Dental Implants  | Teeth Whitening  | Invisalign®  | Before and Afters  | Preventive  | Restorative  | Dental Emergencies  | Dental Blog  | FAQ  | Patient Information Form  | Dental History Form  | Appointment Request Form  | Testimonials

Beautiful Smiles | | (530) 206-9211
255 W Court St., Suite E , Woodland, CA 95695-2986


Copyright © 2016-2024 Beautiful Smiles and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
About Us • Dentist Woodland, CA • Beautiful Smiles
At Beautiful Smiles, we love helping our patients attain a lifetime of healthy mouths and radiant smiles. Click here to learn more about us and call today!
Beautiful Smiles, 255 W Court St., Suite E, Woodland, CA 95695 ^ (530) 206-9211 ^ ^ 6/15/2024 ^ Tags: About us, Beautiful smiles, Dentist, Dental Office woodland CA