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While you have conquered your recent illness, your toothbrush may still be holding onto those germs just waiting to make your roommates sick. Be safe and throw it out! Replace it with a new one to keep your family and/or roommates from the misery that you survived.

Whether married or single, chances are you have one or more persons sharing your bathroom. While you may not knowingly commingle your toothbrushes (yuck!), they can still transfer sickness from one to another just by being stored nearby. Even if stored apart, the bathroom is such a chaotic place, with water particles flying around in the air every day, the chances of a transference happening are great.

Did you know that there are over 200 common cold viruses? There are billions of different kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses floating around in the world. Whether a cold, flu or any of the other kinds of sickness, if you’ve been ill, whatever you had can remain on your toothbrush long after you have beaten it. Even if you have built up a resistance to one strain, the human body can never keep up with every type. That is why it is best to clear out your toothbrush as soon as you have a clean bill of health.

If you’d like more information about teeth brushing and your oral health, call Dr. Kimberly Fee and our team at Kimberly W. Fee DMD. You can make an appointment at: 928-778-7410, or come by our office in Prescott, Arizona.