Should You Keep Your Toothbrush in the Bathroom or Elsewhere?

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After keeping my toothbrush in my bathroom for most of my life, I got to know that it was not the best choice.

So, keep in mind that you should never store your toothbrush in the bathroom.

[But guess what? I’m going to save you from the same fate. I’m going to show you where and how you might want to keep your toothbrush to ensure your dental hygiene.]

Keep in mind that the location means a lot for your toothbrush. It’s actually a determining factor for a whole lot of things that ultimately decide if your toothbrush is worthy of use. So, it’s not something to take lightly. Not at all.

What you want to do instead is actually find out why it’s important. Once you know why it’s important, it’s easier for you to judge the right location to store it in by yourself.

[And I’m going to show you how you might be able to do that. So, keep reading to find out!]

Ever wondered about how long a toothbrush should really last? Well, I’ve got the answer for you!. See this post for more info.

Why does storage location matter at all?

The storage location is actually a really important thing to consider when it comes to toothbrushes.

The reasons are many. And while all of them might not be obvious at first, you’re bound to agree with them once you get to know them.

[And we’re going to go through them, so make sure that you actually keep them in the back if your mind!]

The main things that need to be borne in mind when discussing storage location are these differences that it makes:

  • 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!

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!]

As I said at the beginning of this article, I used to do this myself for most of my life. But, once I realized how horrible the idea is, I couldn’t do it for a single day more.

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?

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.

Where should I store my toothbrush?

The answer to this question is a little harder to find.

Honestly speaking, there is no ideal spot that might answer the question for everyone.

However, we took a look at the main points already. These are the main things that you need to keep in mind when searching for the right spot to store your toothbrush and any location that boasts of having them can actually be a pretty good spot for your toothbrush.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should not be careful at all anymore. You need to be sure that the spot is actually one you can use for that purpose before you actually put your toothbrushes there.

But, Dental Hygiene is one of the things that you really should not take a risk with. So, it’s essential that you find a spot that boasts of all of the features!

But! And yes, there’s a but- one thing you need to keep in mind is that all of these points are for when you’re at home. There’s still the question of how you might want to store your toothbrush while traveling!

Well, you’re in luck! Tooth Advocates has already prepared an article for you dealing with just that! Click here to check out How to Store a Toothbrush for Travel (Safely)!

Don’t forget to wash your toothbrush properly once in a while, though!

One important thing that you need to keep in mind is that you need to perfectly sterilize your toothbrush every once in a while though.

While this might seem a little trivial, it actually ensures that your dental hygiene is perfectly maintained. Now, how often you do this depends on you and the exact thing you’re using.

However, Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda are among the two most common choices when it comes to this. So, you might want to check out our articles that we prepared specially for you, in case you wanted to check out how to clean your toothbrush with those:

Tooth Advocates is here for you!

Well, you’ve reached the end of today’s article! I really hope that you liked the article, and that you could learn something new from it that you’d be able to apply in your daily life!

I understand that there are still some questions that you might want to ask me. And guess what? I always look forward to hearing from you! So, if there’s anything that isn’t clear or that you just want to discuss, just send me a message and we’ll get right to it!

And finally, thank you for taking your time to read this article till the very end, and please do be here with us here on Tooth Advocates, where we try to keep up your Dental Hygiene to the highest level possible!