From the first time you use that new toothbrush, it becomes loaded with germs. But, these germs are normal; it’s when there is an unhealthy balance that the issues begin.
Chances are your toothbrush isn’t really making you sick. Even with all the bacteria that is transferred from your mouth to your toothbrush and back again, your body has plenty of natural defenses to warn off harmful germs. There isn’t any real evidence that sitting your toothbrush in the holder in your bathroom is causing any danger to you.
However, make sure you are storing your toothbrush with common sense. Keep it a distance from the toilet, for starters.
In order to limit the amount of germs on your toothbrush, thoroughly rinse it after each brushing and keep it dry (bacterial thrives on moist material). Be sure to store it in a holder or cup and make sure that’s it not touching any other toothbrushes (toothbrushes can swap germs when touching). Avoid using a toothbrush cover (they prevent your toothbrush from thoroughly drying) or leaving your toothbrush lying on its side by the sink.
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