How to Store a Toothbrush at Work?
July 12, 2019
How to Store a Toothbrush at Work? Hm.. Storing a toothbrush at work sounds a little bizarre to begin with, does it not?
Well, wait till you find out the right way to do it. I promise that it’s even crazier!
[I bet you’re already curious about what the right way to store it at work is. But guess what? You need to keep reading to find out the exact way!]
The First Thing to Ask Yourself
The first thing you might want to ask yourself is why you want a toothbrush at work in the first place.
While I understand that you might feel too lazy when it comes to brushing, that really doesn’t mean you need to stop brushing at home altogether and only do it when your boss comes around and demands that you do it!
Jokes aside, though, you really need a good reason to actually have a toothbrush at work.
This might be primarily because you have to work early (or late) shifts or because you just stay away from home and it’s easier to simply brush at work.
So, the first thing is to actually know when you might want to store your toothbrush at work.
This might not always be the best idea.
So, it’s important that you think it through first!
How to Store a Toothbrush at Work?
But if you’ve already made up your mind and you know that you want it there, then here you go.
[Please keep reading to find out how exactly you might want to store it at work]
So, the main things are pretty much the same as storing at anywhere else. These are:
- Cleanliness: The first and foremost factor is the overall cleanliness. The cleanliness of your toothbrush depends directly on the place where you decide to store it. If you store it in a dirty place, the whole point of cleaning it before storing it is gone!
- Letting your toothbrush dry: A wet toothbrush is the breeding ground for bacteria. So, you need a storage space which is going to let air pass. This is really important because this is one of the main things that you dental hygiene actually depends on. Also, you might want to click here to check out if you should actually dry your toothbrush before storing it.
- The right posture for your toothbrush: Another great way to ensure that your toothbrush is dry is to keep it upright. Well, this sounds easy, doesn’t it? But it’s actually a really hard thing in real, and depends entirely on where you choose to store your toothbrush. In fact, this is one of the main reasons why you were storing it in the bathroom all this time!
What you must also keep in mind at work are these!
There are naturally a few extra things that you need to be a little more careful about since it’s workplace.
So, here are some of the other things you need to keep in mind when storing your toothbrush at work:
- If there are other toothbrushes around, try your best not to let the bristles touch. This is really important, do not let your toothbrush’s head touch another one. This is actually one of the worst things that you can do, so it’s best if you avoid it under all circumstances.
- Don’t keep it where it might be inconvenient for anyone. You wouldn’t like having someone else’s toothbrush on your table, would you? That applies to everyone. That’s something you simply need to keep in mind when bringing your toothbrush to work with you. Just keep it with you, and don’t let it hang out with others, because they might not be really fond of your dental-hygiene friend!
Should you keep your toothbrush in the Bathroom?
Well, one of the most commonly asked questions is if you should keep your toothbrush in the bathroom.
The answer is NO!
[Keep in mind: The Bathroom is one of the worst places to actually store your toothbrush in!]
And honestly, I would really ask you to see reason and stop with the same as soon as you can. The bathroom is no place for your toothbrush.
Why you ask? Well, because that’s pretty much the worst choice you can make!
When you flush, small particles fly off your waste and actually land on your toothbrush! Now, you don’t want to brush with the same toothbrush again the next day, do you?
Brushing and flushing: If you’re like most people, you keep your toothbrush in the bathroom. But whenever you flush the toilet, bacteria gets sprayed into the air where it lands on your toothbrush bristles. Totally disgusting, I know. Keep your toothbrush at least three feet away from the toilet. Or, better yet, just keep the toilet lid closed.
Washing your toothbrush properly still remains just as important!
Another thing you might want to keep in mind is that you still need to clean your toothbrush every once in a while.
Regardless of how much you take care of it and where you keep it, this remains constant.
The main reason is that it actually ensures your overall dental hygiene and takes care of any possible germ buildup on your toothbrush.
[However, as you might have guessed, there are a lot of potential ways to approach this problem. Keep reading to find out about the most recommended ones!]
So, there are some ways that are naturally better than others, as we can see from experience.
Tooth Advocates has already taken the time to describe the methods and how you might want to use them. Click on these links to check out our articles on these!
- Click here to check out how you might want to clean your toothbrush with Hydrogen Peroxide!
- Click here to check out if you can clean your toothbrush with Baking Soda!
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