Can You Clean a Toothbrush With Mouthwash

clean toothbrush with mouthwash

Using a mouthwash to clean your toothbrush head is one of the relatively newer ideas that people have started going for.

But how good is this idea, exactly?

Well, as it turns out, it actually works pretty well. Given the fact that mouthwashes contain either hydrogen peroxide or alcohol in them, making them great choices to go with.

[But how exactly does it work? And how safe is it to go with the mouthwash? That’s exactly what we’re going to look at in today’s article- make sure that you read it till the very end to find out!]

Cleaning your toothbrush isn’t everything- storing means a lot too! This can be harder to keep in mind especially when you’re traveling. But guess what? Tooth Advocates has a solution for you! See this post for more info.

Types of Mouthwash that you might go for

Well, there are quite a few types of mouthwash out there that you might consider going for.

Of these, two deserve special mention. These two are basically differentiated based on the main thing that they contain, of course.

  • Mouthwashes containing Hydrogen Peroxide.
  • Mouthwashes containing Alcohol.

Now, naturally, these two things work differently on their own. Please click here to find out more about how Hydrogen Peroxide and Alcohol work individually.]

Why use mouthwash containing these substances instead of using them directly?

One of the questions you might want to ask me at this point is this. Why would you, after all, want to use a mouthwash then?

Well, it is true that you can use those things directly. In fact, we’ve already linked you to the articles where we discussed how they work individually.

However, it cannot always be said that they work better individually. Sometimes, the mouthwash might contain a certain ratio of things that might just make it the better choice.

And honestly, some people just prefer going with the mouthwash because it’s scented. I can speak for myself, and I often go with the mouthwash because I don’t want to smell hydrogen peroxide in the morning!

Does mouthwash properly disinfect your toothbrush?

This depends on the specific mouthwash you’re talking about.

Depending on the exact components that it has, it might be better for specific things while being a little weaker for some others.

For example, a mouthwash relying on alcohol might be better with bacteria than with germs.

[Curious about finding out how exactly you might be able to clean your toothbrush with it? Well, keep on reading to find out!]

So, that’s something you need to keep in mind. You need to know what a mouthwash actually contains, and judge according to find out how efficient it’s going to be.

It’s really hard to actually give a general idea about how good mouthwashes generally are. However, companies generally do try to come up with the right compositions that would enable them to deal with everything more or less effectively.

So, it is generally considered to be a good idea to go with mouthwashes. Because in 8 out of 10 scenarios, they really are great choices!

How to Disinfect your toothbrush with Mouthwash?

It’s really simple to actually disinfect your toothbrush if you’re going to use your mouthwash.

And there’s no need for you to worry, because I’m going to guide you through that as well.

So, here are the main steps that you might want to follow in order to perfectly disinfect your toothbrush with mouthwash:

  • First of all, you might want to actually get your toothbrush, some mouthwash, and a container that you can use to put the mouthwash (and your toothbrush) in.
  • Next, what you want to do is actually pour some mouthwash into the container that you have taken.
  • It’s important to note here that while you might want to dilute the mouthwash when using it regularly, it’s probably the best idea not to dilute it when you’re planning to clean your toothbrush.
  • Then, you need to put the toothbrush head in the mouthwash that you just poured in the container.
  • Finally, you need to leave it in there for a while. Since mouthwashes are generally pretty diluted, it is recommended that you leave it in there for at least a few minutes to ensure that it’s properly disinfected.

How long does it take to sterilize your toothbrush?

Well, you might wonder at this point how long you might want to put your toothbrush in the mouthwash for.

While it also depends from mouthwash to mouthwash, this one can be generalized to a certain extent.

As it turns out, the best decision is just to leave in there for a couple of minutes.

It is generally seen that alcohol works quicker than mouthwash containing alcohol. The main reason behind this is that mouthwash actually contains a much more diluted percentage of alcohol, making it the best decision to put it in there for a little less time.

Where should I store my toothbrush?

The answer to this question is a little harder to find.

Honestly speaking, there is no ideal spot that might answer the question for everyone.

However, we took a look at the main points already. These are the main things that you need to keep in mind when searching for the right spot to store your toothbrush and any location that boasts of having them can actually be a pretty good spot for your toothbrush.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should not be careful at all anymore. You need to be sure that the spot is actually one you can use for that purpose before you actually put your toothbrushes there.

But, Dental Hygiene is one of the things that you really should not take a risk with. So, it’s essential that you find a spot that boasts of all of the features!

But! And yes, there’s a but- one thing you need to keep in mind is that all of these points are for when you’re at home. There’s still the question of how you might want to store your toothbrush while traveling!

Well, you’re in luck! Tooth Advocates has already prepared an article for you dealing with just that! Click here to check out How to Store a Toothbrush for Travel (Safely)!

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