Quick Tips: Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

Amongst the dental hygiene details you will take in that let you know how to buy a toothbrush that is effective, how to brush for successful results, and more, you may find yourself wondering how to keep your brush clean. This is a wonderful question and something that is quite simple to answer. While we will be happy to provide additional information during your next visit, we would like to offer some quick tips, so you can keep your toothbrush clean and tidy in the meantime.

Quick Tip #1

Do yourself a favor and forget everything anyone else is telling you about keeping your dental hygiene instruments clean – you don’t need to fall victim to rumors (like the one that asserts you need to boil your brush – you don’t). Stick to the professional guidelines we offer for easy, effective cleaning.

Quick Tip #2

Clean any debris and bacteria off of your toothbrush by rinsing the bristles off with water at the end of your hygiene session.

Quick Tip #3

Do your best to keep your personal dental hygiene instruments separate from others in the bathroom: The goal is to prevent your toothbrush bristles from coming into contact with others – this can spread germs.

Quick Tip #4

Let the brush dry – you don’t want it to remain moist. Keeping it upright (bristles up) in a cup or a holder made specifically for toothbrushes will help you accomplish this without a problem. What you don’t want to do is put your brush in an enclosed container or a dark space (like a cabinet or drawer) until it is dry.


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Cliniccontact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.