The Toothbrush Virus and Bacteria Imagery is Alarming…
You’ve heard that your’s and your child’s toothbrush needs to be replaced every 3-6 months. You’ve heard that you need to toss a toothbrush if you or your child have had a virus, cold, cold sores or any kind of sickness. (Remember to throw out the toothbrushes of everyone who has been sick with flu in your home.) That’s a lot of tossing!
The reasoning behind changing out the ‘germed up’ toothbrush (toothbrush virus) is to not continue to re-infect your children by using the ‘germ carrying’ toothbrushes.
Since we’re discussing ‘toothbrush virus rules’, I thought I’d bring up this one that has stuck in my thoughts! According to an article in February issue of the Costco Connection, Just for Fun: Health Trivia posted this:
#5. Brush it Off: Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least
6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
Think on that for awhile and then get your tape measure, measure the distance for yours and your children’s toothbrushes if the brushes are sitting in the open, less than 6 feet from the toilet.
Have any thoughts on toothbrush virus? Love to hear your comments!