Do you know that toothbrush could be danger equipment for you? There are news that fatal germs are living on toothbrush because user don’t wash it properly. Your toothbrush is home to more than 100 million bacteria including E. coli and staphylococci (Staph) bacteria.
There (are) hundreds of microorganisms in our mouths every day. Even plaque, the stuff you are trying to brush off your teeth is a type of bacteria. None of this is cause for concern unless there is an unhealthy balance of bacteria in the mouth. Brushing your teeth, particularly with an electric toothbrush, can actually push germs under your gums. Most of these germs already exist in your mouth so you probably won’t get sick from them. However, if others use your toothbrush (or you use someone else’s) germs can be spread.
Read this some information how to avoid of tootbrush health problem :-
1) Don’t Brush Where You Flush
- In most bathrooms, the toilet is very close to the sink, where most people keep their toothbrushes. Every time you flush, bacteria are released into the air – and you don’t want that bacteria to get on your toothbrush. Keep it in a medicine cabinet if possible, and always close the toilet lid before flushing to minimize the spread of bacteria onto your toothbrush.
2) Toothbrush Holders
- A study by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) found that toothbrush holders are the third-most germy household items (behind dish sponges and kitchen sinks). Remember to clean your toothbrush holder regularly to remove germs.
3) Rinse your toothbrush
- Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water every time you use it.
4) Dry your toothbrush
-Let your toothbrush dry thoroughly between brushings. Don’t use toothbrush covers, which can create a moist enclosed breeding ground for bacteria.
5) Don’t use other’s tootbrush
- Don’t ever use anyone else’s toothbrush, or let someone use yours.
6) Separate other toothbrush
- Keep toothbrushes separate. If toothbrushes touch they can swap germs.
7) Throw Your Toothbrush
- Change your toothbrush every three to four months, or more often if bristles become frayed, if you are sick, or if you have a weakened immune system. For an electric toothbrush, replace the head as frequently as you would a regular disposable brush. Children’s toothbrushes may need to be replaced more often than adult brushes.
Source :- Medicinenet
Always beware of using toothbrush. Make sure you follow the guideliness above. If you want to know how to choose toothbrush, click here.