Care & Handling – Toothbrushes
Rinse off bristles under water before and after brushing. Run your thumb backwards and forwards across the bristles to clean effectively.
Shake off excess water.
Store upright in Jack N' Jill Biodegradable Bathroom cup to allow bristles to air-dry.
For general hygiene, store toothbrush as far away from toilet area as possible.
Sterilizing Your Toothbrush:
Plaque, as well as the interior of the mouth, contains many micro-organisms. Inevitably, these micro-organisms become trapped between the bristles of your toothbrush. Because your toothbrush is often in a moist environment, bacterial growth can flourish. That's why it's imperative to keep your toothbrush clean and to sterilize it regularly.
We recommend replacing toothbrushes every 8 weeks and after illness.
- Rinse bristles as above.
- Shake off excess water.
- Place toothbrush in bathroom cup, head down.
- Pour in enough hydrogen peroxide 3%** to cover head & bristles.
- Leave for 10 minutes.
- Rinse bristles under tap.
- Shake off excess water and store in wash cup as above.
- Sterilize once weekly.
- **Hydrogen Peroxide 3% is widely available from pharmacies.
About Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% has mild and safe antimicrobial properties. It quickly breaks down to water & oxygen. It can also work as a bleach, so care must be taken when handling. As with any product of this nature, open with care and make sure cap is pointing away from body. Hydrogen Peroxide is not to be ingested.