At times, the use of an electric toothbrush can build up mold. Especially using it after long periods of time without cleaning it regularly. Nobody likes to brush with mold and mold does not like to brush with anyone either. Mold can be very toxic and it is important that it is removed immediately.
How To Remove Mold From The Brush Head
Wear gloves, bleach is a harsh solution. Mix one part bleach to ten parts water.
Dip the brush head into the bleach solution.
How To Remove Mold From The Toothbrush
Wear gloves and use a dry cloth.
Dip the dry cloth into the bleach solution.
Rub the cloth onto the toothbrush, successfully removing all of the mold that is present.
Why Does Mold Grow On My Toothbrush?
- You’re sharing the toothbrush.
- You’re storing the toothbrush in a cap that is not vented. So the bristles are not drying completely.
- You’re keeping the toothbrush near your toilet therefore exposing it to bacteria that comes from flushing an uncovered toilet.
- You’re not changing your toothbrush every 3 months.
How To Prevent Mold From Growing On Your Toothbrush
- Change the brush head every three months and when the bristles appear worn out.
- Deep cleaning your toothbrush, read our article about cleaning brush heads here.
- Using disinfectant wipes to clean your toothbrush regularly will reduce the presence of mold on your brush.
- If you brush twice a day, use two different toothbrushes. If you brush three times a day, use three different toothbrushes. A different toothbrush for each time of the day you brush.
- Using a UV Toothbrush Sanitizer. SEE UV TOOTHBRUSH SANITIZERS HERE>>
- Avoid, covering your toothbrush with a cap. Try to use a toothbrush with a vented cap for hygiene.
What Can Mold On My Toothbrush Do To Me?
Mold on your toothbrush can affect your lungs, it can also cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or in some cases, skin irritation.
Now your all ready for whenever the battle of mold tries to come your way! You’ll be able to stop it before it even starts, hooray!
Now you know why you need a UV toothbrush sanitizer