Your toothbrush is home to more than 100 million bacteria containing E. coli and staphylococci (Staph) bacteria, according to investigators. Mostly toilets are small and in many houses, the bathroom flush is pretty close to the bathroom sink where you have your toothbrush. Every toilet flush sends a spray of bacteria into the air. And you don’t need the toilet spray anyplace near your uncovered toothbrush. “You don’t store your plates and glasses by the toilet, so why would you need to put your toothbrush there?”

You also wouldn’t eat after going to the toilet without first washing your hands. The similar advice applies before brushing your teeth. “It’s just common sense to place your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible,”  Keep it in a medicine cupboard if possible, and permanently close the toilet lid before flushing to diminish the spread of bacteria onto your toothbrush.

Once you’ve relocated your toothbrush away from the toilet, here are some other tips to keep your brush as germ-free as possible:

1) Keep it cleaned. Wash off your toothbrush carefully with tap water each time you use it.

2) Keep it dry. “Bacteria love a humid atmosphere.” Make sure your brush has a chance to dry carefully between brushings. Escape using toothbrush covers, which can generate a moist enclosed breeding ground for bacteria.

3) Keep it erect. Store your toothbrush upright in a holder, relatively than lying it down.

4) For one, close the cover when you flush.  This is just a great idea in overall to help control the spread of offensive germs onto the whole thing in your bathroom.

5) Keep it to yourself. No problem how close you are to your sister, brother, partner, or roommate, don’t ever use their toothbrush. Don’t even store your toothbrush side-by-side in the similar cup with other’s brushes. At any time toothbrushes touch, they can switch germs.

Toothbrush Holders

 

Toothbrush holders are the best choice for bacteria that are spread by toilet flushing. A research by the Your toothbrush is home to more than 100 million bacteria containing E. coli and staphylococci (Staph) bacteria, according to investigators. (NSF) established that toothbrush holders are the third-most germs household items. Don’t forget to clean your toothbrush holder on a regular basis to get rid of germs.

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