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What’s Grosser than Gross?

Posted on September 21, 2010 | in Dental Humor | by

Your toothbrush!

According to the CDC, “Even after being visibly rinsed clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms.”

Click here for a list of DIY toothbrush cleaning methods from the American Dental Association (ADA).

Or for the gadget geeks out there, check this out:


Whichever method of toothbrush maintenance, cleaning & storage you choose, please remember to replace that thing every 3-4 months – No excuses! We’ve seen toothbrushes that resemble gigantic cotton swabs after being stored in one of those travel holders while still wet…try getting that image out of your head.

Take good care of your toothbrush, and it will take care of your teeth!

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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