Maybe it looks innocent, but do not forget that about 10 million bacteria may be in it (including “E.coli” and staphylococci).
At any time, up to 200 species are found in the mouth, and even those who wash regularly may be just as dirty as a floor in the bathroom.
If you keep it near the sink, you will contaminate the toothbrush with the water that sprays when you fill your cup with water, or while washing hands.
Professor Charles Coat from the University of Arizona, says that bacteria, after we flush the water down the toilet shell, remain long enough in the air, so that they can find another habitat on their return.
Do you put your toothbrush in a container and close it? Do not do it! Then the brush cannot dry, and it results in mold. If you keep all brushes together, then the bacteria spread to each of them.
So, how to keep your toothbrush?
For a start, buy a new one. Change your toothbrush every three to four months.
Clean it occasionally, some even advise to put it in the dishwasher.
Always close the cover of the toilet shell, but do it every single time!