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Once you know the reason, you won't do it either, but here's why I never, ever leave my toothbrush in the bathroom:

How to Store Your Toothbrush Safely

By Jacob DamianPublished 4 months ago 4 min read

It's usually the final thing you do before going to bed, but it's also one of the first things you do when you get up in the morning. Remember to brush your teeth.

But when you're thinking about other things and brushing your teeth back and forth against your pearly whites, you probably haven't ever thought to ponder how hygienic the toothbrush that's in your mouth truly is.

Now, a dentist has revealed, on the video-sharing platform TikTok, the very unsettling reason he maintains a careful watch on where he last placed his toothbrush.

If you give your teeth a thorough cleaning twice a day for two minutes each time, you will reduce the risk of tooth decay and plaque accumulation. It has also been suggested by the professionals at Colgate that you change your toothbrush every three to four months.

A dentist by the name of Jordan Brown, D.R., has made a revolting discovery concerning the natural location where people keep their toothbrushes.

The dentist added in the video, which has received more than 120,000 likes, that it does not matter how spotless you maintain your bathroom; the fact that there is a toilet in there is the reason why your toothbrush should be kept somewhere else.

According to what Dr. Brown had to say, "Everyone needs to know this about their toothbrush." If you can see your toothbrush and your toilet at the same time without lifting your head, there is a 99.99 percent possibility that your toothbrush is contaminated with feces and other bodily fluids.

"Aerosols from your toilet spray up into the air, and they get everywhere, including on your toothbrush."

To use a more scientific phrase, what happens when you flush the toilet is something that's known as a "faecal fountain."

This shoots minute droplets from the toilet bowl all over the surrounding area; unfortunately, this includes your toothbrush, which is innocently lying in a glass on the sink.

Because of this, Dr. Brown has strongly suggested that people keep their toilet seats down when they flush the toilet.

It is common sense that the master bedroom is the optimal location for storing your manual or electric toothbrush.

However, if this seems like too much of a burden for you, it has been recommended that you may maintain the cleanliness of your toothbrush by storing it in a location that is separate from the toothbrushes used by other people.

You may also buy coverings to put on the head to prevent any harmful microorganisms from entering.

In addition, Dr. Brown's video has received over a thousand comments, with many TikTok members revealing the location of their toothbrush storage.

One user shared their thoughts by writing, "I put mine in the medicine cabinet."

Another person commented that I had written, "My tooth brush has a cover on it and I'm a drawer."

The statement "My toilet and tooth brush are in different rooms" was made by a third person.

Another person said, "I close the lid when I flush the toilet, so I think I'm fine."

While another vile individual made a joke about how they "dip their tooth brush in the toilet so they think they're fine."

Another comic said that this is the reason why they wash their teeth in the kitchen.

Regular cleaning of your toothbrush holder is recommended.

It is important to regularly clean both your toothbrush and the holder it sits in. Your belongings will be free of dust, bacteria, and dried toothpaste if you clean them on a regular basis. Depending on the kind of holder, you may be able to clean it by placing it in the dishwasher, wiping it down with sanitizing wipes, or washing it with soap and water.

Keep in mind that maintaining clean bristles on your toothbrush is also beneficial to your dental health. The best hygienic approach to store your toothbrush is to put it in a holder that is clean and allows circulation so that the toothbrush may dry out between uses. On the other hand, it won't be tainted by the bacteria found in the restroom. Maintaining your toothbrush, ensuring that it is stored in a hygienic manner, and routinely cleaning the holder for your toothbrush will prevent the growth of germs and will not cause the bristles to get damaged.

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Jacob Damian

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