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Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Nat a bad idea

Just make sure it;s thoroughly rinsed after cleaning.
Best idea is to change your toothbrush if the bristles begin to fray, but no less often than every 3 months. Should also change brush if you have a cold so that you don't reinfect yourself.

In brief: Nat a bad idea

Just make sure it;s thoroughly rinsed after cleaning.
Best idea is to change your toothbrush if the bristles begin to fray, but no less often than every 3 months. Should also change brush if you have a cold so that you don't reinfect yourself.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Do not recommended

The detergent used in the dishwasher could get inside the brush.
That is no good for your health. If better that you get an electronic sanitized to sterilize it. Change the toothbrush more often, like every month.

In brief: Do not recommended

The detergent used in the dishwasher could get inside the brush.
That is no good for your health. If better that you get an electronic sanitized to sterilize it. Change the toothbrush more often, like every month.
Dr. Silveria Marmolejos
Dr. Silveria Marmolejos
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Dr. Scott Schaffer
Dentistry

In brief: Toothbrush

It's perfectly safe.
It's actually a good idea after you've been sick and don't want the change your brush.

In brief: Toothbrush

It's perfectly safe.
It's actually a good idea after you've been sick and don't want the change your brush.
Dr. Scott Schaffer
Dr. Scott Schaffer
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