How to Store a Toothbrush for Travel (Safely)
July 12, 2019
The methods for storing your toothbrush under regular circumstances and while traveling aren’t too different.
Yes, I just did say that they are pretty similar. But while they might be similar, they still aren’t exactly the same, as you might have already guessed.
So, it becomes important to know how you might want to store it. When it comes to traveling, there are quite a few things that you might want to keep in mind. That is, if you don’t plan to buy a new toothbrush everyday.
The Basics of storing a toothbrush.
Well, it isn’t too hard to properly take care of your toothbrush if you know how to do it. Well, it’s not a problem even if you don’t, actually. Why, you wonder? Because Tooth Advocates is here for you and we’re going to teach you how to do it!
There are some basic things that you simply must always keep in mind. As long as you keep these in mind, it becomes much simpler to care for your toothbrush both at home and while traveling, these are:
- Keeping it clean: The first thing you need to do is actually keep it clean. Washing it properly after every use is the main thing you need to do. Storing won’t be an important part of the discussion if you don’t work a bit on the cleanliness in the first place.
- Keeping it dry: Another really important thing is to keep it dry. A wet toothbrush is pretty much the breeding ground for bacteria and all. So, that’s something you need to avoid entirely, and the best way is to just keep it dry. This can easily be done by letting the water run off by keeping it in an erect position.
- Not keeping it in a closed place: One of the best ideas I might be able to give you is this: Don’t keep it in a closed space. This is so because then the water won’t be able to evaporate, making the chances for bacteria much higher.
- Keep it away from other toothbrushes: Another important part of dental hygiene when it comes to your toothbrush is to keep it away from other toothbrushes. One of the most common mistakes people make is this. They actually keep all the toothbrushes together. This is one of the things you simply must avoid.
- Try to keep your toothbrush out of your toilet: Keeping your toothbrush out of your toilet seems like a really wise decision. Quoting PopSugar,
Brushing and flushing: If you’re like most people, you keep your toothbrush in the bathroom. But whenever you flush the toilet, bacteria gets sprayed into the air where it lands on your toothbrush bristles. Totally disgusting, I know. Keep your toothbrush at least three feet away from the toilet. Or, better yet, just keep the toilet lid closed.
How to Store a Toothbrush for Travel (Safely)?
Okay, let’s get to the real question now. How should you actually store a toothbrush for Travel?
You’d be fairly surprised to find out that the basics cover up pretty much everything in case of travel as well. However, there are some inconsistencies that you might find between the two.
The Main Problem
The main problem is that you must store your toothbrush in a closed space when it comes to taking it on a trip with you.
Well, that seems to be a problem now, doesn’t it?
- Well, it really isn’t much of a problem if you’re willing to deal with it patiently. The main reason as to why not storing it in a closed space is recommended is because it can still be wet.
- However, it won’t be much of a problem if you’re doing it only for the duration of the trip and if you ensure that it’s perfectly dry.
- So, for the time being, it’s recommended that you pay a little extra attention towards keeping it dry when it’s in there.
Try to use head-caps or something like that.
I’m assuming that you’re planning to cram all of the toothbrushes together.
And honestly, that’s the only thing one can do when one’s going on a trip. You don’t have the space to keep them all separate, do you?
- Well, in a case like this, it’s really recommended that you cover their heads with something like a cap. This would ensure that the heads of the different toothbrushes won’t touch.
- In this way, you can stop the germs from spreading, making this a really good choice.
Don’t forget to wash your toothbrush properly once in a while, though!
One important thing that you need to keep in mind is that you need to perfectly sterilize your toothbrush every once in a while though.
While this might seem a little trivial, it actually ensures that your dental hygiene is perfectly maintained. Now, how often you do this depends on you and the exact thing you’re using.
However, Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda are among the two most common choices when it comes to this. So, you might want to check out our articles that we prepared specially for you, in case you wanted to check out how to clean your toothbrush with those:
- Click here to check out how you might want to clean your toothbrush with Hydrogen Peroxide!
- Click here to check out if you can clean your toothbrush with Baking Soda!
Your toothbrush retires too!
Even though you might be taking the best care of your toothbrush, you still need to realize that it won’t last forever.
In fact, even minor damages can actually affect its functionality drastically. And as such, you need to know when it’s time to actually go for a new toothbrush. After all, you can’t make a compromise when it comes to your dental hygiene!
So, we decided to get an article prepared on how often you might want to replace your toothbrush. We also took a look at how you might find out when it’s time to actually change it. So, click here to check out how long should a toothbrush last!
Tooth Advocates thanks you for your time!
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We really hope that you liked it, and that you would be back for more!
It’s also natural that you might still have a few more questions for us. Well, we really tried our best to expand on as many things as we could in today’s article, but we really apologize if we’ve missed a topic that you might have liked to head about.
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