Oh, where your toothbrush has been!
Not many people would feel it is healthy to prepare meals in a bathroom. But, toothbrushes are usually stored there – and in the open. This is a room that was built for regular deposits of urine and feces.
A place that is almost as filthy as the bathroom is the mouth. But, that is where toothbrushes go every day.
- First, prevent the filth.
- Close the toilet lid before you flush, and instruct everyone in the family to do the same.
- The flushing action of the toilet forces waste down, but it also forces germs up into the room. These germs land on every surface, including exposed toothbrushes.
- Toothbrushes could be kept inside a closed medicine cabinet.
- This would prevent them from the germs that must still escape while the toilet is being used.
- There must be a covered toothbrush holder somewhere. And, clean up the filth.
- Most people who read this have probably already thrown away their filthy toothbrushes.
- But, when you have a cold, you put your toothbrush into the holder next to those of your loved ones. It’s no wonder colds spread like wildfire through families.
- Washing your toothbrush after every use when you are sick will keep it from infecting others.
- This will also prevent reinfecting yourself with your own cold germs over and over. You could use a fancy machine to kill the germs.
- Or, you could just rinse the toothbrush (bristles and handle) with hydrogen peroxide, diluted grapefruit seed extract, or rubbing alcohol, all of which kill germs.
- It’s best to change your toothbrush at least every three months anyway. Now’s a good time to start.