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Taking care of your toothbrush

Ever wondered how to store or care for your toothbrush?  I know some people place their toothbrush in a drawer or cabinet.  I've even seen some people have their toothbrush in their pant pocket. The very best way to care for your toothbrush is to store it upright and allow it to air dry before using it again. Don't ever cover your toothbrush or store it in a closed container.  This will trap moisture and allow bacteria to grow more freely.  Pockets are not a good place for obvious reasons.   If you get a cold, throw away your toothbrush at the beginning of the cold and also at the end.  You should not store your toothbrush in the same container as someone else's brush. The bacteria can travel one toothbrush to another.  You should also keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible to avoid contamination from airborne bacteria that are released when the toilet is flushed.