Properly storing your toothbrush heads has been a problem for many households. While it might be the norm to simply keep your toothbrushes in a pot near the sink ready for use in the morning, this is by far one of the worst ways to store them.
With the rise in popularity of electric toothbrushes, this is actually a problem that has got worse, not better. Many people opt to store their electric toothbrush in a case or small bag, these are also available for manual toothbrushes but they are less common.
While these cases may seem incredibly useful and functional at first glance, they are actually breeding grounds for bacteria. Using a case or any kind of cover for your toothbrush won’t actually protect it from bacterial growth and by keeping it in a cool dark place like that, you’ll actually be aiding the bacteria.
If your toothbrush head is not allowed to dry out freely, then the moisture will produce much more bacteria and every time you take it out to use you will transport all that back into your mouth. Using a toothbrush holder that holds the brushes upside down can prevent the brush heads from drying. Sounds pretty disgusting doesn’t it? Yet the scary part is that lots or people are doing this without even realising it.
So how do you store your toothbrush heads safely? Well, you’ll be glad to know that it’s actually simple to avoid bacteria growth: simply store your toothbrushes straight up and make sure they aren’t touching each other.
And this isn’t just us being pernickety either, The American Dental Association officially recommends that people should: ‘store toothbrushes so they can air-dry in upright position, and so they don’t touch each other.’ So this method has certainly got the expert seal of approval – and no, this doesn’t mean the traditional toothbrush pot I mentioned earlier is still a viable option!
It might be traditional, but if you look closely at one you’ll see that the toothbrushes aren’t standing up straight and are almost certainly touching each other. What you need are some of the amazing tailor-made storage units, like those we offer at SeemiUK.
These not only come in a range of styles and shapes to suit all needs, but they also are a great way to ensure your electric toothbrushes are always held securely upright and not touching each other. So if you’re looking for the best way to store your toothbrush heads hygienically, our great range of toothbrush holders are just what you need.