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Offline CZARCAR

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Instead of loading just be4 brushing should I load the tb just after brushing & let it sit coated with toothpaste so to= 1-kill germs? lose the potency of the tp to the airwash unless i cover with a plastic casing &3- whatever I didnt think of..........thanx
« Last Edit: 01/09/2011 21:32:30 by chris »


 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #1 on: 18/07/2011 22:30:05 »
I've never found toothbrushes or toothpaste to be effective at preventing tooth decay; probably just marketing ploys. Sonic toothbrushes seem to work the best. I doubt any precautions will keep your toothbrush free of germs: maybe keep them in a glass of hydrogen peroxide.
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #2 on: 19/07/2011 19:16:32 »
"I've never found toothbrushes or toothpaste to be effective at preventing tooth decay;"
Could you provide details of the clinical trial?

Given the typical bacteria count of people's mouths there's not a lot of point worrying about tooth brushes.
Storing it as dry as possible is probably the easiest way to keep the bug count down.
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #3 on: 19/07/2011 20:00:44 »
dog mouth is antiseptical? if so. could i keep my tbrush in a container of dog-drool & help sanitize it?
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #4 on: 19/07/2011 21:16:26 »
"dog mouth is antiseptical?"
Not even slightly in this context.
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #5 on: 19/07/2011 23:09:08 »
"dog mouth is antiseptical?"
Not even slightly in this context.
so i shouldnt even share toothbrush with doggie?
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #6 on: 31/08/2011 13:32:56 »
I realize griselda has prob. run numerous double blind experiment to support her claim that toothbrushing does nothing but she's incorrect.  Toothbrushing dislodges bacterial biofilm immediately on the teeth where it concentrates metabolic byproducts that cause decay.  Surfactant action of toothpaste facilitates biofilm disruption and removal and fluoride establoshes chemical to futher decay protection.
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #7 on: 01/09/2011 13:06:54 »
As BC wrote, your mouth is a haven for all manner of bacteria, some say, it has more bacteria than your bum*, so I wouldn't worry too much about keeping your toofypeg brush in a sanitised container.


*Before you ask, BC, no I haven't, nor do I intend to carry out, any clinical trials twixt my gob and my bum!!!


Ooo! I should point out that while it may be the case that your bum plays host to fewer bacteria than your cake hole, I wouldn't recommend you park your toofypeg brush up it!
 

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Re: How and when should I load my toothbrush with toothpaste?
« Reply #8 on: 01/09/2011 18:58:24 »
You should stick it out your window (your toofbrush, not your bum.) That way the ultraviolent rays from the Sun will do a number on the nasty bugs on it. Unfortunately, they will also do a number on the plastic that your brush is made from, but you can't have everything.
 

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