Aah. Look at the cute kitten playing. But wait, the little minx is chewing on my toothbrush.. Germ alert !!
In fact your cat's mouth is a lot cleaner than yours. Saliva in a feline’s mouth destroys germs and keeps the mouth clean.
From toilet to toothbrush..?
Unfortunately, we humans are a hotbed of microorganisms which we spread all around us involuntarily. And yes, it's a nasty thought but those gastrointestinal ones are known to be transported easily from toilet to toothbrush.
On the bright side, giving your toothbrush a good rinse before and after use, and a soak in antibacterial rinse or 3% hydrogen peroxide, will go a long way in keeping your teeth's best friend healthy.
Toothbrush Maintenance - Top Tips
- Clean it before you use it
- Rinse it, soak it, use it. Repeat.. every day
- Do not share it (however much you love the person)!
Read more in this article Clean before you clean: What's on your toothbrush just might surprise you