5 Health Hazards Hiding In Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush is a tool for maintaining hygiene of the oral cavity. But if not used properly toothbrush may be the subject of bacteria that are dangerous to your health. Read this article and find out what you should not do with your toothbrush.

1. You must never allow someone else to use your toothbrush

You can find numerous micro-organisms that your body is resistant to on your toothbrush. These micro organisms are easily transferable to the stomach and through the palate can go directly into the bloodstream i.e. you can easily become ill.

2. Never flush the toilet while brushing your teeth

It has been proven that the water from the toilet bowl can reach up to 3 meters in height. This way numerous dangerous bacteria can be spread.

3. Do not cover your toothbrush

Let the plastic toothbrush caps remain only SOS aid when traveling. Under the toothbrush cap remains moist and it can easily become a place for the development of fungi, and other microorganisms hazardous to health.

4. Toothbrush must not stand horizontally

If you keep the brush vertically in a glass it will make it quickly dry thus will prevent development of bacteria. But if the brush is placed horizontally it will remain moist longer, are it is more likely to accumulate a lot of bacteria.

5. Do not use old toothbrush

Toothbrush should not be older than three to four months. If its fibers are deformed, you must replace it with a new one. If you have been sick or have had a cold, discard the old toothbrush, because there are countless micro organisms that can easily be transmitted.

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