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How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

How clean is your toothbrush? It probably isn’t a question you spend a lot of time thinking about; you rinse it after brushing and place it back in the family mug on the bathroom sink. It’s clean, right?

No, unfortunately, your toothbrush may right now be covered in all sorts of microorganisms that can lead to disease. And if you store your family’s brushes in the same container, it’s not just the stuff on your toothbrush you need to worry about, because germs can be transferred from one brush to another and lead to cross-contamination.

The Stuff on Your Brush

Here’s a look at what your toothbrush may be harboring right now

  • Streptococcus mutans ...

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