Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth in The Shower
While some say it's an efficient way to multitask, dentists are sharing their concerns.
If you’re in the habit of brushing your teeth in the shower you might want to stop. While some say it’s an efficient way to multitask, dentists are sharing their concerns. The professionals say the hot water can damage the bristles and make your toothbrush less effective quicker. Also, there’s a risk of cross-contamination, exposing you to more bacteria. Placing a toothbrush down near a shower wall can transfer bacteria that has grown on the surface to bristles. And finally, you can increase the chances of a fall or slip as dental cleaning products like mouthwash can be slippery.