Thursday, September 23, 2021

Can Sharing Oral Hygiene Products Spread Covid-19?

 As Covid-19 and the new Delta variant continue to spread across the world, it's important that we all stay safe. One way to prevent yourself from catching these viruses is by not sharing any oral hygiene products. 

Sharing toothpaste, toothbrushes, or even toothbrush holders/containers probably never even crossed your mind, right? 

  • By sharing a toothbrush you could be passing the viruses to another family member.
  • Sharing a toothbrush holder/container can also pass the viruses from one toothbrush to the other. *Sharing a toothbrush holder/container has always been looked down upon*
  • If toothbrushes touch a shared toothpaste bottle, you could possibly be spreading the virus to anyone who uses that toothpaste.
Important reminders:
  • Change your toothbrush every three months.
  • If you have recovered from one of the viruses, toss your toothbrush no matter how new it is.
  • Disinfect your toothbrush with an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing. This will help kill any bacteria.
  • Keep toothbrushes away from others.
  • Have everyone use separate toothpaste.

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