Sep 08

Is your tooth brush dirtier than cloth for mobbing? Dr. Qiu Guozhou, a dental specialist said toothbrush is 9 times dirtier than cloth for mobbing.

Dr Qiu said our mouth is the dirtiest place of our body. When brushing your teeth, germs will accumulate in the toothbrush. If there is any injury in mouth, germ will infect those with weak immune system. It may cause other diseases like gingivitis, fever and heart inflammation.

In a press conference, Dr. Qiu discovered that compared to one dollar coin, water hose and cloth for mobbing, toothbrush has the highest germ count. According to a research, bacteria on toothbrush can grow rapidly every minute. In damp environment, it can even multiply to several millions.

Once there was a patient who went to see a dentist. The dentist found his tooth brush was in bad condition and he did not brush his teeth properly.

Therefore, remember the following tips:

1. Do not dip your toothbrush in a glass of water

2. Do not place your toothbrush in a highly damp room

3. Change your toothbrush at appropriate time

4. Do not place several toothbrushes together to avoid germ contamination

5. Do not share your toothbrush with other family members

How to keep your toothbrush clean? Dentist suggests it must be placed in dry and ventilated place. After brushing your teeth, dry your toothbrush and keep it in proper place. Preferably, change your toothbrush every 3 months.

Source: Dr Lee health newsletter

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