My in-laws like to send articles about health through our family e-group.Among the many that I received, this one particularly got my interest.It’s about toothbrush care.But before you go on to read the excerpt, how many of you out there use a toothbrush cover?Do you leave your toothbrush in a cup, a holder or just beside the sink?Is it placed near the toilet bowl or you hide them inside the cabinet?Read on.
“Take your commode: There are 3.2 million microbes per square inch in the average toilet bowl, according to germ expert Chuck Gerba, PhD, a professor of environmental microbiology at University of Arizona. When you flush, aerosolized toilet funk is propelled as far as 6 FEET, settling on the floor, the sink, and yes, your toothbrush. Shutting the lid, of course, is probably a smart move, but at the very least, put anything that goes inside your mouth behind closed doors (your medicine cabinet will do just fine).” [source]
Gee, the thought of toilet bowl germs landing on my toothbrush just grosses me out!So, if your toothbrush is “exposed” to your commode, time to move it elsewhere!