Out of all the items in the bathroom, your toothbrush is almost certainly the one which you’re most concerned about keeping as clean as possible. One of the best ways to make sure that happens is to buy and install a wall-mounted holder. Here’s why it’s the best option for keeping your toothbrush free from germs and bacteria.
1. Keeps it Dry
The bacteria that cause gum disease are all anaerobic, meaning that they live in a low oxygen environment and are killed when exposed to the air. This is why it’s vital for you to allow your toothbrush to dry between uses. Shutting it away in a cabinet or other enclosed space means that it won’t receive adequate ventilation. Bacteria will love the darkness and lack of fresh air. In contrast, storing your toothbrush out in the open will let it dry out quickly.
2. Keeps it Upright
Storing your toothbrush upright after use is extremely important if it’s to stay as hygienic as can be; the bristles need to be up and the handle needs to be pointed down. This lets water drain from the bristles more easily, and also keeps them away from the scum which tends to collect along surfaces – something which quickly attracts both mould and bacteria. Using a holder correctly will make sure that problem doesn’t occur.
3. Keeps it Safe
The most obvious benefit of using a wall-mounted toothbrush holder is that your toothbrush will be kept out of the way in a place of its own. Most people simply store theirs on the side, but this means that it can be knocked to the floor all too easily. Once your toothbrush has come in contact with the bathroom floor you should bin it immediately, but you shouldn’t run into this problem with a wall-mounted holder.
4. Keeps it Separate
Sharing toothbrushes is an obvious no-no, but you shouldn’t really even let the heads of them touch. If you’re sharing a bathroom with someone else, it’s easy to buy two holders to keep your brushes separate. If several people are sharing, you can pick one up with holes for each toothbrush, ensuring that the bristles won’t touch.
Wall-mounted toothbrush holders are a cost-effective way to keep your toothbrush as clean as possible. Just remember to rinse yours out every week or two, and you’ll be brushing cleaner than ever.