The Dirty Truth About Toothbrush Bacteria

The Dirty Truth About Toothbrush Bacteria

You do your best to keep your bathroom sparkling clean, but would you eat dinner in there? Why not? Because you know there are germs in there that could get you sick if they reached your mouth and you aren’t that risky! Except when it comes to your toothbrush… we all have grown up with keeping our toothbrushes stored in a drawer or a toothbrush holder all together and this is Bad News for our health. Here’s the lowdown on the germs growing on your toothbrush and what you can do about it.

No Flushing While You’re Brushing

The toilet in your bathroom is the main culprit for spreading bacteria every time you flush. If you can’t avoid brushing near it entirely, always flush with the lid down with your toothbrush not exposed while you do it. E.coli is not your friend and will get you sick if you aren’t careful and has been found on exposed toothbrushes as well as Staph and other nasty bacteria.

Keep Your Brush Dry Wherever You Hide It

If you don’t have a drying base for your toothbrush like the Umma Diamond Sonic Toothbrush then ensure your toothbrush is fully rinsed and dried before you put it away. Damp brushes are breeding grounds for bacteria and don’t share your brush or store it near others because you could get their bacteria, too!

Let There Be (UV-C) Light

The easiest way to not have to think about the germs on your brush is by keeping it sanitized with a UV Sanitizer. The Umma Diamond Sonic Toothbrush uses a drying and sanitizing base that has been clinically proven to kill Staph, Salmonella, Coronavirus, Rhinovirus and the Flu amongst the other 99.9% of germs usually found on toothbrushes with a UV-C light. For those that have other kinds of toothbrushes like for kids, Germ Shield also uses UV-C technology to kill germs, too! 

3 Is Key

To be extra careful about germs as well as overall oral health, replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head at least every 3 months or whenever you see the bristles losing their shape. This will be nicer for your teeth and gums and if you aren’t sanitizing your brush everyday then it’s the only way to know that you’re using a brush that won’t get you sick. And if you do get sick in general, always replace your brush after you get healthy so you don’t reinfect yourself!

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