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OMG!!!!!!!Are You Eating Bacteria!?!

posted in Health & Fitness
05/12/2014
  • Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider this: the average toothbrush can contain 10 million bacteria or more
    Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider this: the average toothbrush can contain 10 million bacteria or more
  • your toothbrush is a little bacteria magnet, attracting the little buggers from several sources: If you store your toothbrush on or next to the bathroom sink, it gets contaminated from splashing from washing hands
    your toothbrush is a little bacteria magnet, attracting the little buggers from several sources: If you store your toothbrush on or next to the bathroom sink, it gets contaminated from splashing from washing hands
  • Do you store your toothbrush in an airtight container? Don't. The toothbrush can't dry out between brushing, which encourages mold growth
    Do you store your toothbrush in an airtight container? Don't. The toothbrush can't dry out between brushing, which encourages mold growth
  • Here’s what to do to keep your toothbrush as bacteria-free as possible.
    Here’s what to do to keep your toothbrush as bacteria-free as possible.
  • Replace your brush every three to four months, or when the bristles get splayed and frayed
    Replace your brush every three to four months, or when the bristles get splayed and frayed
  • Use the right toothpaste
While most toothpastes do kill germs, some are better than others. Toothpastes with triclosan/copolymer are better than regular fluoride toothpastes at killing oral bacteria
    Use the right toothpaste
    While most toothpastes do kill germs, some are better than others. Toothpastes with triclosan/copolymer are better than regular fluoride toothpastes at killing oral bacteria
  • Don't share brushes. Not matter how conscientious you are about cleaning, you will never remove all bacteria. If you want to be really safe, it's better to have different tubes of toothpaste for family members.
    Don't share brushes. Not matter how conscientious you are about cleaning, you will never remove all bacteria. If you want to be really safe, it's better to have different tubes of toothpaste for family members.
  • Clean your bristles
Occasionally soak yours in hydrogen peroxide or mouthwashes with antibacterial agents, especially if you’ve dropped it on the floor. If you are going to put your electric toothbrush through the dishwasher, make sure you only put in the bristle end, not that electric charger.
    Clean your bristles
    Occasionally soak yours in hydrogen peroxide or mouthwashes with antibacterial agents, especially if you’ve dropped it on the floor. If you are going to put your electric toothbrush through the dishwasher, make sure you only put in the bristle end, not that electric charger.
  • Close the lid
Always flush your toilet with the lid down! Enough said.
    Close the lid
    Always flush your toilet with the lid down! Enough said.
  • Expose it to air
Don’t store in an airtight container. If you keep yours in the medicine cabinet – generally, a good idea – you can tell if enough air is getting in if your brush dries out between cleanings. And If you store toothbrushes together, make sure the heads don’t touch.
    Expose it to air
    Don’t store in an airtight container. If you keep yours in the medicine cabinet – generally, a good idea – you can tell if enough air is getting in if your brush dries out between cleanings. And If you store toothbrushes together, make sure the heads don’t touch.

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