We’re in the thick of cold and flu season and if you or someone in your household had a cold, the flu, or a virus, you should either disinfect the toothbrush or replace it. This keeps you from re-infecting yourself and keeps those germs away. I’ve used this technique when a toothbrush has been dropped on the floor and just to ensure that a toothbrush is clean.  Curious about other things you can clean with hydrogen peroxide? Check out this post about general uses for disinfection and this post about toilet brush care. If you are dealing with illness in your house right now, check out this post for what I clean when the kids get sick.

The simplest way to disinfect your toothbrush is to pour a little hydrogen peroxide into a small glass or cup, place your toothbrush with the bristles facing downward into the glass. If the bristles aren’t covered with the liquid, pour a little more into the glass. Let the toothbrush sit in the hydrogen peroxide for 15-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly under running water. Allow to air dry.

Simple and effective, the perfect tip!