The houses are getting smaller, bathrooms are getting smaller and smaller for an increasing population. I remember the days when I was staying in a London flat where my head was literally in the shower while I was sitting on the toilet. The truth is that, the houses aren’t certainly going to getting bigger, so the size of bathrooms will be getting smaller and smaller,
The smaller the size of the bathroom, the less the relationship between your toothbrush and your toilet. It must be the case that the two never shall meet as they are, but it seems that it is impossible to avoid in today’s society. It is a fact that every time you wash the toilet, small drops of water tained with fecal matter releases the aerosol spray. These particles can move up to 10 inches above the toilet seat and stay in the air long enough to settle on the surfaces in the bathroom. An experiment was conducted in which 24 toothbrushes were dispersed in a single bath. Every morning, two of the toothbrushes were used and the remaining 22 toothbrushes were rinsed daily for one month. Two more toothbrushes were kept in an office away from the bathroom in the same month. Then, the toothbrushes were sent to a microbiologist for bacterial testing at the end of the month’s trial. Exceptionally, all toothbrushes, including both that have never been seen in a bathroom, were stained with microscopic fecal matter. Unfortunately, the experiment proved that there is really fecal matter in toothbrushes and also throughout your home. It’s time to face the fact that your toothbrush is likely to poop on it. Actually, research shows that the likelihood of your toothbrush being covered with a poop is 60% and that the poop is about 80% likely to belong to someone else. Putting the events into the content is important. The average toothbrush can contain 10 million bacteria, including E.coli. It is also considered normal for 100-200 oral bacteria to survive in your mouth. This amount of the microbes is the same with a bathroom floor, which has not been cleaned in a while.
Although it is impossible to eliminate germs from your toothbrush, it can help protect your health by reducing exposure to unnecessary germs, and please note the following:
You can cause water splashes when washing your hands and face, if you store your toothbrush on or near the sink. Whatever you are washing can be transferred to your toothbrush. Try to keep your toothbrush in the cabinet and as far away from microbes as possible. Always wash the toilet with the lid closed and prevent unnecessary microbes from circulating in your bathroom. Your toothbrush isn’t a tomato which you accidentally dropped on the ground at Sainsburys. The five-second rule does not apply while droping your toothbrush on the ground. Anything brought to your shoes comes into contact with the toilet spray particles placed on the floor. Be sure to clean your toothbrush regularly.
Even if it is impossible to remove all bacteria, it will help if your toothbrush is soaked in hydrogen peroxide or dishwashing detergent with an antibacterial agent once a week or in cases your toothbrush hits the floor. If your toothbrush comes with a plastic cap, it can cause your toothbrush dry out between brushing, which promotes mold growth. Keeping your family’s toothbrushes together can cause the bacteria to spread from one to another in case the heads touching. In all households people become ill and it is very easy for disease to spread between your toothbrushes. if you have the habit of sucking toothpaste from the tube it is again possible for bacteria to be transmitted from one person to another. Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone else.
I’ve done this many times in the past, especially when traveling with my husband, but I admit that it was before writing this blog post!
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Happy Brushing Folks!