A 34-year-old member asked:
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how can you clean a toothbrush?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Rinse it: You can rinse it in water after you are finished. You can also dip it in some mouthwash and then let it air dry.
Answered on Jan 20, 2014
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Toothbrush cleaning: A 12 year old figured out the answer years ago and was awarded a civic medal by the ada. Put the brush in the dishwasher for one cycle. It will be good for about two weeks. Don't however continue to use a brush with crushed flaired bristles. It won't get the job done. Best.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Don Millner
42 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Rinse and Dry!: Rinse it and let it dry. You are not going to reinfect yourself with a cold!
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
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Hot water is OK: Make a rule and change your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
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