Could Your Toothbrush Be Killing You Slowly?
One thing that was stressed since I was a child is “brush your teeth twice a day.” That is still recommended 100%, but interesting new research shows that your toothbrush does something other than keep your teeth clean – it acts as a perfect vehicle to bring millions of germs into your mouth!
You must have thought about this, right? You have your toothbrush sitting out in the bathroom, which is the perfect warm and humid environment for bacteria to grow. And to top things off, it’s right beside the toilet! Surely I’m not the only one that hates the thought of flushing the toilet and sending tons of microscopic germs into the air, ready to land on my toothbrush.
Doesn’t the thought just freak you out? I mean, it’s almost like putting the toilet brush in your mouth!
And if the thought itself isn’t bad enough, there’s science to back it up. Research has shown that even brand new toothbrushes are already contaminated with millions of germs, and that amount multiplies tenfold once you leave your toothbrush sitting out in the open.
Then you actually put that toothbrush in your mouth, giving the germs easy access to your body! They’ll go down your throat, into your lungs, and even into your bloodstream! (As brushing and flossing sometimes cause tiny cuts in your mouth.)
So what do we do about it? We start to take better care of our toothbrushes!
“When you hear it steam, you know it’s clean.”
That’s the slogan for an ingenious device called The Germ Terminator. It’s actually quite simple – you put your toothbrush inside it and it comes out clean the next time you need it. All you have to do is add a little water in there and it does the rest.
While you’re going about your day, the Germ Terminator is steam cleaning your toothbrush. The steam cleaning method is the same one used at hospitals and doctors’ offices to sterilize their equipment, so you can be sure your toothbrush is clean. It actually boasts a total kill rate against E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, listeria, gingivalis, meningitidis, candida, herpes, HIV, flu virus, cold virus, hepatitis, and s. mutans. (This system is also recommended by dentists, doctors, and dental hygienists.)
This was invented by James Song, author of the book “Why Your Toothbrush May Be Killing You Slowly – How chronic, silent infections from toothbrush germs cause damaging, long-term and silent inflammation throughout the body.” I haven’t read the book, but just from the title I realized this problem is one of those things you don’t think about until it’s too late.
I mean, microscopic germs on my toothbrush are the least of my worries right now. But if I get some chronic disease when I’m 60 because of a buildup of these germs, I won’t be happy!!
Sure, I get a new tooth brush every few months, and I always replace it after I’ve had a cold – but still, none of that stops the germs that grow in the bristles, just waiting to make me sick.
What Does It Do For Bad Breath?
The million dollar question – “will this machine cure my bad breath?” Well, I don’t know. But what I do know is that cutting down on the amount of germs going into your mouth will help ease your bad breath.
For example, the beauty of TheraBreath toothpaste is how it kills the odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. Using a toothbrush covered in germs, though, just adds to the level of bacteria.
I think we can agree that keeping excess germs out of our bodies will make us healthier!
Where to Buy
If you want to buy the Germ Terminator, it’s simple. You can find it at Amazon.com.