How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?

  • Posted on: Jun 4 2015

When you are finished brushing your teeth each day, you probably rinse off your toothbrush and store it in a cabinet. You may even place a cap or cover on it before you store it. Have you ever thought about the germs and bacteria that may be present on your toothbrush, even if you think you are storing it properly?

It is a good idea to change your toothbrush often because no matter how much you try to keep it clean, after a while germs and bacteria can build up on it. If you are leaving your toothbrush out in a bathroom, you could be exposed to even more germs that have traveled from other places and attached to your toothbrush.

A recent study showed that toothbrushes left in communal bathroom were likely to test positive for fecal matter and many different pathogens. The study also found that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.

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