Toothbrushing is vital for Oral Hygiene. Good Dental Practices are necessary to keep the teeth healthy and in fettle state. However, toothbrushes have been reported as a medium for microbial retention, growth & contamination. Contaminated toothbrushes may cause recurrence of infections that consequently result in periodontal diseases.
Viruses, bacteria, and microbes get hold of the toothbrush from the environment in which toothbrushes are kept. Washroom is an ideal place for bacteria & microbes and an ordinary toothbrush may get contaminated with millions of toilet germs. Every time you flush without closing the lid, microbial droplets spray into the air as far as 20 feet away, contaminating everything on the way. The most sensitive victim is your toothbrush usually placed at the bathroom sink.
Moist environment is an additional factor that also promotes microbial growth in the washrooms. From the environment and oral cavity of the user, more and more microbes settle onto the toothbrush, posing threat to its user’s health and mostly aftermath in serious illnesses. Numerous studies have confirmed toothbrushes get contaminated by different species of microbes such as E. coli, Staphylococcus, Lactobacilli, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella and Candida prevalent in the washroom environment. These microbes are responsible for dental plaques, Caries, Gingivitis & Periodontitis diseases. These microbes are also major contributors of many infectious diseases not limited to diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, and hepatitis.
Moreover, deadly infections like Coronavirus which can be spread predominantly by droplet spread of Coronavirus through sneezing and coughing. Thus, toothbrush of an infected person placed in shared toothbrush holder can also be a source of contamination to other toothbrushes.
Contamination occurs on the toothbrush’s neck, grooves, handle, and can later spread throughout the length of bristles including insertion points on the toothbrush head; hence, whole toothbrush gets contaminated.
Once contaminated toothbrush is used, it transfers large numbers of harmful microbes to the hands, mouth and oral cavity of the user.
Health & Hygiene Ltd has developed a complete Antiviral & Antibacterial Toothbrush from bristles, head to handle that reduces the risk of microbial threats by 99.99%.
Protector® Toothbrushes are manufactured by incorporating d2p Antimicrobial Technology and DuPont Tynex® StaClean Antimicrobial Bristles to keep viruses, bacteria and microbes away. d2p Antimicrobial Technology is effective against over 50 dangerous microbes including Coronavirus. d2p Antimicrobial Technology is safe to use and materials are in compliance with EPA, FDA and EU regulations.
Protector® Toothbrushes have been extensively tested by international third party labs for Antiviral and Antibacterial performance. Protector® Toothbrush is 99.9% effective against Coronavirus strain MHV-3 genus Beta coronavirus tested in accordance with ISO 21702. Its antibacterial efficacy is 99.99% tested in accordance with ASTM E 2149 and ISO 22196. Protector® Toothbrushes comply to US 21 CFR FDA and EU regulation No. 10/2011. Viruses, bacteria and microbes are killed upon contact with Protector® Toothbrush surface, hence providing safe, healthy & smiley brushing.
Protector® Antiviral & Antimicrobial Toothbrush Covers
Toothbrush covers are meant to protect the toothbrush from dust, microbes and insects present in washroom environment. Toothbrush, as a vital tool for oral hygiene, mostly kept in cover to protect it from external contaminations. Toothbrushes are usually kept in washrooms and are wet when placed in the covers. This wet condition accelerates the microbes and fungal growth on the toothbrush covers. Therefore, toothbrush cover may be a significant source of various microbial infections.
Health & Hygiene Ltd has developed Antiviral & Antimicrobial Toothbrush Cover. It protects the toothbrushes from viral, bacterial and fungal contaminations and keeps the toothbrush clean, safe & hygienic.
It has been extensively tested and proven to be 99.99% effective against viruses, bacteria and microbes in accordance with ISO 21702, ISO 22196 & ASTM E 2180. It complies to US 21 CFR FDA & EU regulation No. 10/2011.