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toothbrush-toilet-germs

According to microbiologist Dr. Phillip Tierno, if you leave your toothbrush sitting out on the bathroom counter, it could collect bacteria from toilet flushes, which can travel up to 20-feet in most bathrooms.

That’s why Dr. Tierno recommends regularly running your toothbrush through the dishwasher! According to the American Journal of Dentistry, this method destroys nearly all disease-causing bacteria. Another option? Soak your brush in a mouthwash that contains cetylpyridinium chloride. You’ll find that in products like Crest Pro-Health. Then let it dry completely.