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Toothbrush Sanitizer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We are always instructed on brushing our teeth daily for good oral hygiene, but what about cleaning our toothbrush?  I honestly never gave it much thought that I would need to clean the thing that should be cleaning me, lol. Makes sense though right, you wouldn’t wash your floor with a dirty mop or clean yourself with a dirty loofah so why a toothbrush.  It’s also said that your toothbrush gets sprayed with feces and such from toilet flushing if it’s between 6-8 feet from the toilet, YUCK!  Check out these UV toothbrush Sanitizers and let me know if you think it’s a must buy!

-Sonicare FlexCare Power Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer -$159.99 at Target

-Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer- $50 at Brookstone

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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i'mpossible wrote:
1) 10/13/2010 12:21:28 PM
6 to 8 feet? oh god, i need to get one of these quick! it's true, though, i never realized how important it was to keep my toothbrush bacteria-free.
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Oilygirl wrote:
2) 10/13/2010 12:59:46 PM
Well two things come to mind... 1. Put the lid down when you flush... not rocket scince... If you are concerned if "it" all went down, then just lift the lid AFTER the flush cycle is complete... AND DON"T FORGET TO WASH THOSE HANDS!!! 2. Just buy a cheap $2 bottle of Hydrogen peroxide. You can pour out a couple ounces into a dosing cup and dunk your tooth brush in there when you are done brushing and put it in it's holder, then use the remaining peroxide to rinse your mouth. It'll whiten your teeth and sanitize and cleanse your gums really well after flossing. Don't worry about the foam up in the mouth... just spit it out and rinse well with water to stop the foaming... looking like a rabid beast is NOT sexy. :)
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Dezzydez wrote:
3) 10/13/2010 1:02:55 PM
i always keep my tooth brush inside of my toothbrush holder in my vanity. and yuck to the toilet thing.
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TheLittleDustPrincess wrote:
4) 10/13/2010 1:05:04 PM
Yeah it's disgusting!! I usually close the lid when I flush. I change my toothbrush regularly and I try to keep it inside a capsule.
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Concerned_ wrote:
5) 10/13/2010 1:45:25 PM
Reading these other comments, looks like theres alot of things you can do minimize all the bacteria that may end up on your toothbrush such as putting the lid down, using cases for your toothbrush and changing out your toothbrush regulary (wich is already recommended) Buying this expensive toothbrush sanatizer seems useless. . . I would love to read a comment about some one who has already used this product maybe there ARE some useful sides we may not know about. . . .
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ashleyg wrote:
6) 10/13/2010 2:14:10 PM
i need one of those...i will definitely check it out
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txvegn wrote:
7) 10/13/2010 2:32:43 PM
Not sure I would buy this product. I understand the point, but if you eat food, breathe air, drink water, etc. you are taking in germs. I think we've gotten so germaphobic that it's contradictory to the way we live. But just like anything else, there is a market for this product. All it takes is one person to buy it. I won't be making the manufacturers of Violight rich by buying in to their health scare.
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Maddy2014 wrote:
8) 10/13/2010 4:12:31 PM
I nere thought about it either! Though it dies make a whole lot of sence. I think that these touth brush cleaners are a great idea but the prices are a little much. Do they make a less expencice one or will boiling or washing my toothbrush work?
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Elf. obsessed wrote:
9) 10/13/2010 4:32:28 PM
this is really smart! thinking about getting one. how much is it?
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loverofgloss wrote:
10) 10/13/2010 4:45:11 PM
I guess it would be a good idea if there's more than one person sharing a bathroom. The Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer seems like the better deal.
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eomeroglu85 wrote:
11) 10/13/2010 4:53:07 PM
I have a UV Toothbrush Sanitizer very similar to that one and it's great! I would definitely suggest buying one.
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Mirish wrote:
12) 10/13/2010 5:55:39 PM
Ew! Who knew that germs could fly that far from a toilet? Maybe I should get a toothbrush sanitizer... :)
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Fashion_Makeup_Luv wrote:
13) 10/13/2010 6:08:50 PM
Sounds cool! I'm a germ-o-phobic... haha
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PynkBarbie wrote:
14) 10/13/2010 6:31:50 PM
I think this will be a great thing to have around because i know how i can be about my toothbrush
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Alice Dear wrote:
15) 10/13/2010 7:14:29 PM
I wonder if simply taking your toothbrush farther away from the toilet might help.
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TrixLollypopSoda wrote:
16) 10/13/2010 10:06:26 PM
Ewwww! Luckily I put my toothbrush in the drawer after i'm done with it. Never thought to sanitize it though. I'm gonna have to look into that. Thanks ELF =]
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justtwitch84 wrote:
17) 10/13/2010 10:21:17 PM
This would come very handy in my house... i like this!!!
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shandy_21 wrote:
18) 10/14/2010 12:12:28 AM
This really makes me think twice about just putting my toothbrush in the holder by the faucet. However, I don't know if i'd buy the toothbrush sanitizer... but i'll definitely be buying a new toothbrush and keeping it in a container in the drawer from now on!
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Purple5673 wrote:
19) 10/14/2010 12:19:38 AM
Toothbrushes are so kuul!!!
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JenDaze wrote:
20) 10/14/2010 2:39:08 AM
I saw one of these at the store yesterday and almost got one.
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D: wrote:
21) 10/14/2010 2:47:38 AM
Ewww.... I must gotta go and get one of that..
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mommy0f2 wrote:
22) 10/14/2010 5:23:21 AM
That is so gross. But this isn't the first time I heard this. I think I saw on the tv show the doctors. Since I saw it I put my toothbrush in a case and in my cabniet. I can't afford to pay160 for it. You know how much elf make up I could buy with that lol
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Claudine wrote:
23) 10/14/2010 12:26:35 PM
It's worth the price!!!
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swaace wrote:
24) 10/14/2010 1:23:03 PM
I need one of those! I honestly I think this is a great buy because it keep your brushes clean and your mouth clean from bacteria.
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Martzy442 wrote:
25) 10/14/2010 1:59:51 PM
might have to get one of these!
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missalicia88 wrote:
26) 10/15/2010 12:21:03 PM
I never thought about sanitizing my toothbrush. I do rinse it in very hot water after I'm done brush my teeth though. I have heard the toothbrush getting sprayed by the toilet..which is why I always close the toilet lid before I flush it!
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LaQuesha wrote:
27) 10/16/2010 10:19:13 AM
I want this. :)
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nuklear wrote:
28) 10/16/2010 5:30:40 PM
i would buy one ASAP if they were a little more affordable. $150 is just outside my frivolous spending budget... but i might go for it with the $50 one though... prefer if it was more like $35, but i don't know how to make it, who knows, the parts to make it might be expensive?
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hayy wrote:
29) 10/17/2010 6:52:53 PM
well they have these toothbrush cleaning tablets that you drop into a cup of water, then put in your toothbrush so that the bristles are face down. They tablet dissolves in the water then cleans your toothbrush. It is a lot cheaper than buying that whole machine thing lol
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trikeratops wrote:
30) 10/22/2010 5:29:42 PM
I agree there isn't a point. you are intaking germs constantly. In fact, there are some healthy bacteria occurring naturally in the mouth... our society has gotten to the point where we've allowed bugs to become resistant to our antibiotics. Just like us, what doesn't kill them makes them stronger. Just take some minor precautions, put down the toilet seat, wash your hands, and you'll be fine.
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