Purebrush Toothbrush Sanitizer
I don't know how I ever lived without this product before! Especially with children and germs. There is so much scientific research to back up how filthy our toothbrushes really are. After all, most of us store our toothbrushes in our bathrooms. We all know that a bathroom is not the cleanest place on earth. Gross!
I am so glad I found out about the Purebrush Toothbrush Sanitizer.
I love mine! They even come in pretty colors to match your bathroom decor.
Did you know?
Clinical studies confirm that harmful and even deadly microorganisms can incubate on common toothbrushes.
The following information comes from the Purebrush website:
With just about every item we buy, directions clearly inform the consumer on how to care for their purchase. Take for instance, the clothing we buy. They come with instructions on how to clean it. Dinnerware even comes with information on upkeep and hygiene. Ironically, not one toothbrush manufacturer gives recommendations on how to clean their product. As a healthcare provider, the detriment of using an unsanitary toothbrush is enough to make me want to share my knowledge.
It is mainly through the research of Richard T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D. and James Murdock, inventor of Purebrush, that the information is received concerning the importance of toothbrush sterilization. Investigation
reveals that leaving your toothbrush unsanitized after each use is a sure way to spread disease. It is also a good way to make you sick. The environment of your toothbrush is a place where the cold, flu, and herpes virus strives. The microorganisms that cause ear, nose, and throat infections and Candida also thrive on the toothbrush. The worst part is that each time we brush our teeth the bacteria can get into our bloodstream.
We are reintroducing the bacteria each time we brush our teeth. In addition, this can be a potential health risk for heart disease, ulcers, heartburn, and nausea. Most importantly, it can compromise the health of an individual who has an already existing weakened immune system. Dr. Glass says, " It takes about two weeks for the average toothbrush to become so heavily laden with micro-organisms that can either produce disease or perpetuate disease, that you're really defeating the purpose of using the toothbrush." In one study, it was found that not only the bristles were contaminated, but the microorganisms traveled up and down the handle. In fact, it is not safe to say that one individual's germs are his own.
Most families share a toothbrush holder or a drawl to store their toothbrushes when they are not being used. The problem is that when one member of the family comes down with a virus, germs from that toothbrush spread to others. Dr. Glass also examined toothbrushes with end-rounded bristles. He noticed that after one week the bristles were 1/3 sharp and jagged. Two weeks later it became 2/3 jagged. Basically, the sharp bristles acted as needles and are able to inject organisms directly into oral tissues. During another study, Dr. Glass found that Streptococcus viridans, the organism that is known to cause caries can also "jump" from one toothbrush to another. Even HIV pro-viral DNA was found on a toothbrush. Dr. Glass feels that Purebrush Ultra Violet Light would do more than adequately kill the HIV. Purebrush eliminates the dark, wet, moist environment in which microbes thrive.
After reading this, I don't know how anybody could not want to buy one of their own to keep your family much healthier.
The Purebrush Toothbrush Sanitizer is even great for your baby's pacifier! I'll often stick my son's pacifier in there with the toothbrushes!