Should You Keep Your Toothbrush in the Bedroom Instead of the Bathroom?

Should You Keep Your Toothbrush in the Bedroom

Storing your toothbrush in the bedroom instead of the bathroom.

Sound like something you’d run away from?

That’s exactly what I said when my friend gave this idea to me the first time. But guess what? I did some research, and it turned out to not be so bad after all; it’s actually a better idea if you care about keeping things sanitary!

In the best of all worlds you would store your toothbrush out of a bathroom in an open air environment, preferably in a modern UV sanitizer like this one to keep things as clean as possible but let’s dig into this topic to understand the why of it all.

[You must wonder why and how it can ever be a good idea. And that’s exactly what I’m about to share with you in today’s article, so make sure that you read it till the end to get a clear idea about why you might want to keep your toothbrush in your bedroom.]

So, should you keep your toothbrush in the bedroom instead of the bathroom? That really depends on how you might want to store it.

Storing your toothbrush at work can be just as confusing! But don’t worry, Tooth Advocates has figured out the right way to do that as well! See this post for more info.

Why keeping your toothbrush in your bathroom is a bad idea

Well, the first thing you need to realize is that keeping your toothbrush in the bathroom is one of the worst things to do!

Why, you ask?

Well, guess what, we’ve already prepared an article about this right here on Tooth Advocates! Click here to check it out!

But, let me give you brief idea about it over here as well.

Thing is, when you flush, really minute particles of your excretion fly around in the bathroom. Some of these might actually happen to land on your toothbrush.

And you really don’t want to put what you excreted back into your mouth, right? That’s what I thought.

[So make sure you read this article properly to figure out if keeping it in the bedroom has any negative effects like that!]

As you can see, storing your toothbrush in your bathroom doesn’t really seem like the best idea, does it?

And to think of the fact that I had actually been doing that for years on an end!

Should You Keep Your Toothbrush in the Bedroom Instead of the Bathroom?

Once you realize storing your toothbrush in your bathroom and storing it in your drawer are both horrible ideas, this is what you might want to ask me.

After all, should you keep your toothbrush in the bedroom instead of the bathroom?

And well, my answer to that would be: It depends on how you might want to keep your toothbrush.

“And how does that work?”

Well, it works somewhat along the lines of this:

There are the main things you need to keep in mind

As I mentioned in my other articles too, these are the main things you need to keep in mind when storing a toothbrush:

  • Drying the Brush: The first thing that you must keep in mind is that your brush must be dry when you’re storing it away. Storing away a wet brush in a closed space would spell disaster for your dental hygiene, and so that’s something you need to avoid.
  • Keeping the brush upright: A lot of experts also recommend keeping your brush upright. This apparently helps the water in moving away from the head. This is actually a pretty good idea as well, and is something you might want to keep in mind.
  • Selecting the right room: Selecting the right room is the key to keeping your toothbrush worthy of use. Most of the people store their toothbrush in the toilet. And you wanna know what happens? Quoting PopSugar,

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.

  • Don’t let it touch another toothbrush: One of the most common mistakes that are made is that a lot of toothbrushes are kept together. This actually helps the spread of bacteria. If you’re really concerned about your dental hygiene, this is one of the things you must consider changing.
  • Try not to store your toothbrush in a closed space: One of the best ideas is to not store your toothbrush in a closed space until you’re sure that it’s perfectly dry. Because, otherwise, you’d be inviting the bacteria to breed on your toothbrush and ruin your dental and oral hygiene.

Should you store it in the bedroom?

Let’s run through the list.

  • The first point is applicable regardless of where you store it. You need to dry your toothbrush well before you store it regardless of where you choose to do so.
  •  Keeping the brush upright is a much more related point. So, if you plan to keep it in the bedroom you need to store it in an upright position.
  • The next point is the one I focused on a little earlier in today’s article. So, from that perspective, the bedroom seems like a much better place to store your toothbrush.
  • The next point is once again, unrelated to the place where you store it. However, it is important to ensure that you don’t let it touch another toothbrush.
  • The final point is once again really related to this scenario. You need to make sure that the toothbrush is not stored in a closed space. This means, you need to keep it out in the open and not in a drawer, even if you store it in your bedroom.

So, summing all these points up, it might be safe to say the following:

Storing it in your bedroom seems like a good idea only if you agree to keep it out in the open and in an upright position.

If those two conditions are maintained, the bedroom seems like a really great place to keep your toothbrush in.

However, let’s be honest, most people don’t want their toothbrush to be present out in the open in their bedroom. This is why people generally do not go for this method.

Tooth Advocates is here for you!

Thank you for taking your time to read this article till the very end! Hopefully, you found this article informative and got the answer to your questions.

You might still have a few questions that you want to ask. If you do, feel free to reach out to Tooth Advocates, because we’re always here to try to answer your questions regarding dental health!

We really hope to see you again on our next article! Till then, Tooth Advocates takes your leave and wishes you a great day!