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Five Double Troubles Associated With Your Toothbrush
Jun 21, 2016
Five Double Troubles Associated With Your Toothbrush

Brushing is mandatory to perform daily in order to maintain oral hygiene of bacteria and germs.  It is well-known fact that quite a lot of germs and bacteria are moving with us in same air we breathe. 

The main residence for such harmful bacteria and germs is obviously public toilets.  People think that their own bathrooms are exception from these.  The only difference between public toilets and personal home toilets is that less number of people use home toilets and multiple people use public toilets.  The germs and bacteria are more in public toilets compared to private home toilets.

Oral health

It is very important to take good care. If brushing teeth is one step to keep your oral hygiene safe, keeping the brush clean is another important step to protect oral health.  It is quite common that germs and bacteria well develop in our mouth in just hours. 
So in order to protect oral health we have to brush our teeth, but if brush we are using contains germs and bacteria then ultimately we will remain as victims of germs and bacteria.

There are many people who are unaware of the fact that their own toothbrush can contain germs that can harm them and their health if not taken proper care. 

Here are few double-troubles associated with a toothbrush.

Double-troubles associated with a toothbrush

Shared brushes contains bacteria

Forget your toothbrush at home due to a hush journey?  It is very common thing that people do.  Forgetting is the only thing that humans can do without fail. Are you planning to share your friends’ toothbrush just for a day.  These germs are unique for each person’s mouth.  If the same brush is shared by two people, the bacteria and germs from the mouth of one person will be transferred to the other person’s mouth through the toothbrush, which will lead to oral infections.

Mostly children share their toothbrushes being unaware of infections, but elders have to teach them to use separate toothbrush without letting anyone else share it.


Toilets contain bacteria

As I said earlier, there are millions of invisible germs and bacteria in air.  When comes to toilets, the number may rise to infinity.  No matter how clean we keep our toilets bacteria and germs will never leave the toilets. They make permanent residence in toilets as it is the suitable place for their survival. 

As most of the people store their toothbrush in the toilets itself, your brush will contain as many as germs as your toilet seat does keeping your entire health at risk.  Every time you flush the toilet the fecal matter particles and other germs may land up on your toothbrush.  Even though we tap our toothbrush thoroughly with water, most of the germs remain on the brush and in turn will enter our mouth while brushing. 

So make sure to keep your brushes as far as possible from the toilets.  You can also cover your brush with a cap with wholes for free air so that brush will be dried.

Plastic covers used to keep toothbrushes causes bacteria

Most of the people keep their toothbrushes in plastic covers thinking that the cover will protect their brush from bacteria and germs, but it is absolutely wrong and it in turn produces more and more germs and bacteria than usual.  Plastic covers will never allow air to go in come out.  If the brush is kept in the plastic cover immediately after brushing the teeth, brush would obviously be wet, which will in turn result in multiplying of bacteria.  So don’t put your brush in a plastic cover and seal it, rather keep it in a healthy environment where there won’t be bacteria residing.

Bristles cause bacteria

Your bristles may contain bacteria. People think that washing the toothbrush thoroughly with tap water is more than enough to flush bacteria from your brush, but it is not the case.


When you are done with thorough rinsing ritual, make sure to dry brush and in order to do so you need to place your brush in vertical position instead of horizontal position.

Overused brushes contain bacteria

Just like human beings have expiry date on the earth, even a brush has an expiry date. One has to know this truth and should replace their brush every three months so as to avoid further oral problems. 

Overuse of the same toothbrush for years can cause throat infections.  Make sure to boil your brush in hot water every now and then to kill the bacterium that is residing in your brush.

These are the double-troubles associated with your toothbrush.  So from now on keep a check on the points we have highlighted about your brush and protect your oral health.


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