It’s funny but true. I have this thing about always keeping my toothbrush covered. This has gone back a long way. I had read reports about particulates that fly around the bathroom (read: waste particles!) that land on all surfaces when the toilet is flushed. EWWW! Right after reading that, I bought a plastic toothbrush cover at the local dollar store and used it to cover my toothbrush. The only problem: the plastic toothbrush cover gets grimy and moldy! You have to keep tracks on these things, and often I forget. The toothbrush cover needs to get put into the dishwasher to sterilize it once in awhile.
Trying to keep your teeth and mouth clean is not such an easy thing!
When I was sent a sample of Intellident Toothbrush Shield to review, I was very interested to say the least. Basically, this product is a “breathable, quick drying shield…like a surgical mask for your toothbrush”. This product has been laboratory tested to be a 99.9% barrier against airborne and surface bacteria. This is a huge improvement against plastic toothbrush covers that trap and breed bacteria.
When I read some more into this product, I learned that a toothbrush can become contaminated in multiple ways including:
- being stored in a shared cup or toothbrush holder with other brushes
- being enclosed in a dark space (like a medicine cabinet) which can breed germs
- being stored within 6 feet of a toilet
Using the Intellident Toothbrush Shield is really simple. All you have to do is peel open the package, and slide your toothbrush inside. It also has the benefit of wicking away moisture from your toothbrush while it is being stored. It can be used to keep your toothbrush clean for up to seven days. It’s really handy for use while either at home or traveling.
I really was excited to find this product, and find it a great addition to my toothbrushing routine. You can purchase this product at leading pharmacy chains including Walgreens, or from online retailers like Amazon.com or Walgreens.com.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.