We have been doing reasonably good at wearing our masks and social distancing to keep from spreading germs during this pandemic.
However, in our homes, we must keep up those practices in germ warfare.
One of the things you can do is store and take care of your toothbrushes properly.
Much like how we need to distance ourselves, our brushes need to be distanced as well.
Keeping them in the same container is an excellent way to spread germs from mouth to mouth.
It is also a good idea to wash your brush in Antibacterial Mouthwash after every brush and Store your toothbrush with the bristle side up so it can dry out better.
A study conducted at the Rey, Juan Carlos University in Spain found that 66% of people who tested positive for coronavirus and who share a toothbrush container with other household members passed the virus on to them.
It is also a good idea to not even share the same tube of toothpaste. The same study concluded that households with a COVID positive member increased their risk of spreading the virus by 30% just by sharing toothpaste.
And lastly, please do not share your toothbrushes.
I’m sorry I had to say it, but some people do it.
There are hundreds of different bacteria and viruses that live in our mouths at this very moment, and it is good hygiene to keep things that go into your mouth separate from other things that go into other people’s mouths.
It’s just good health.