Toothbrush sanitizers are sanitizers to wipe all traces of bacteria from your toothbrush in an instant. You can find them at any drug or cosmetics store. Most of these toothbrush sanitizers are antibacterial rinses, however, some of them are UltraViolet Sanitizers.
Antibacterial sanitizers require that you rinse the toothbrush with them or soak the toothbrush within them. Because such antibacterial sanitizers are quite expensive, many people use mouthwash instead.
You should know that toothbrush sanitizers are available at different prices. However, ultraviolet sanitizers are known to be more effective than antibacterial sanitizers.
Ultraviolet sanitizers emulate UV rays towards the toothbrush, killing all traces of bacteria and germs present. While you can not share an antibacterial rinse with someone else, an ultraviolet sanitizer can be used by multiple people because, unlike an antibacterial sanitizer that requires physical contact with the toothbrush, an ultraviolet sanitizer does not require any physical contact.
Some people try to save money by using different techniques, such as heating the toothbrush in the microwave or in boiling water. However, such methods can damage the toothbrush and bend or fray the bristles. If the bristles bend or break, the toothbrush is useless because it can no longer serve its purpose.
Suppose you are unsure of which toothbrush sanitizer to use, consult with our dentist on the matter. In that case, our dentists will recommend the toothbrush sanitizer appropriate for you according to a number of factors. Among them, the status of your oral health, the cleanliness of your toothbrush holder, and how often you change your toothbrush. Call us at 281-376-4444, and our team at Village Park Family Dental will be able to serve you.