You Don’t Want to Know What’s Lurking on Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush explosion

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“Your toothbrush may be in desperate need of a bath — and not just because of the crud it’s cleaning off your teeth. When Quinnipiac University researchers tested 71 toothbrushes of college students using communal bathrooms, they found that more than half were contaminated with fecal bacteria, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting for the American Society for Microbiology.”

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Toothbrushes can collect a lot of bacteria over time, but making sure you replace them every three months will keep your mouth extra healthy when you brush.


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