Do you know you may get infected using your toothbrush?
Oral health is critical and contributes to your body’s health and quality of life. Slight negligence towards your oral hygiene may ultimately have detrimental effects on your physical and mental health. Our teeth extensively contribute to chewing food and get exposed to various environmental factors (brushing frequencies, fluoride levels in the water, etc.). Hence, they require appropriate care & treatment throughout life to function properly. Various dental and oral diseases including periodontitis, dental caries, gingivitis, and oral cancer may be prevented just by avoiding risk factors and following essential principles of oral hygiene. However, poor hygiene practices promote the growth of various pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and fungi in the oral cavity, leading to fatal diseases.
Thousands of species of bacteria may flourish in your oral cavity, which includes pathogenic bacterial species including Streptococcus pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus oralis, Rothia mucilaginosa, Kingella oralis. Porphyromonas is another widely existing species that cause periodontitis. Viruses like hepatitis B and Coronavirus can also live in the oral cavity of an infected person and spread to other persons.
The latest research has proved an association between Periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory condition with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ACVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), angina pectoris (AP), myocardial infarction (MI), and peripheral arterial disease. Pathogenic bacteria pave their way to the circulatory system in case of chronic infections promoted by periodontitis.
Oral diseases have been associated with various other systemic diseases, reducing your health expectancy and longevity. Poor oral hygiene stimulates disease-causing metabolic conditions and acts as a risk factor for respiratory diseases, diabetes mellitus, and osteoporosis.
A toothbrush is an essential tool for cleaning your teeth. However, your toothbrush may act as a disastrous element if contaminated with germs. Tiny invisible viruses and bacteria are everywhere. Your toothbrush can be contaminated with microbes when the toothbrush is placed in a washroom. Due to the moist environment of toothbrush and the washroom, germs are likely to grow on the toothbrush at a fast pace. These germs may cause various diseases. Hence, your toothbrush choice can directly contribute to your oral health. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 3.9 billion people are affected by oral diseases around the world with dental caries or tooth decay being the most chronic and a great health challenge: prevalent in approximately half of the world’s population.
Moreover, according to the latest research, deadly viral infections like coronavirus are likely to spread if the toothbrush of an infected person is kept in a shared toothbrush holder, not changing the toothbrush after the viral infection, and using shared toothpaste. In addition, the research published in BMC Oral Health discovered an even greater risk for families placing their toothbrushes in the same holder. Two in three (66%) people who tested positive for coronavirus and who share a toothbrush holder with family members, passed the virus on to them.
Health & Hygiene Limited, UK has developed a complete Antiviral & Antibacterial Toothbrush under the brand Protector® to keep your toothbrush free of viruses & bacteria and maintain your oral hygiene.
Protector® Toothbrush is a complete Antiviral & Antibacterial from its bristles, head to the handle with 99.99% efficacy and tested as per International Standards including ISO 21702, ASTM E 2149 and ISO 22196 from third party laboratories. It inactivates viruses and bacteria upon contact with the Protector® Toothbrush, providing you with effective oral care and a perfect smile. It also complies with US 21 CFR FDA and European 10/2011 regulations.
Choose Protector® Toothbrush to keep germs away and make your smile bright and beautiful.