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When is the last time you replaced your toothbrush?
Here is just one more reason to replace your toothbrush often - bacteria. Yes, there is a ton of bacteria living on the bristles of your tooth brush that massage your gums twice a day in efforts to keep your teeth clean. This bacteria comes from your mouth and multiplies on the brush or it can come from unclean hands. Another avenue for bacteria to find their way to your toothbrush is by storing it in the same room as a toilet that gets flushed.
Many toothbrushes are stored in the bathroom in an unprotected area. This means that microspcopic droplets of fecal matter can find their way to your toothbrush everytime you flush the toilet. Then, of course you put your toothbrush in your mouth. Ew.
So how can you prevent overgrowth of bacteria on your toothbrush? Read the attached article for some great tips on how to keep your toothbrush clean.