It’s hard to tell exactly which is the germiest room in the house. The bathroom? The kitchen? An independent health organization called NSF International conducted a study on this. They noted where they thought the most germs in a household were hiding, and where they actually were.
- Coliform (a family of bacteria that includes Salmonella and E.coli)
- Staph Aureus
- Don’t store your brush in a closed cap or container. Bacteria love it in there!
- Never microwave your toothbrush to clean it. It doesn’t disinfect it. We recommend purchasing a new one instead.
- Never share your toothbrush with peers or children. Transferring foreign germs is never good.
You’ll also want to replace your toothbrush if:
- Your toothbrush bristles are fraying.
- You’ve been sick.
- It’s been 3 months since your last toothbrush replacement.
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