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    The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush
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    Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Researchers have found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci ("Staph") bacteria that cause skin infections.

    Do you know what's lurking on your toothbrush? Check out this article for tips on keeping germs and bacteria from living in yours!

    How often do you replace your toothbrush? Where do you keep yours stored?
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I remember hearing all this some time ago and I'm glad this was posted again. The article has some good tips (tips I've been using for many years now and that I share with others - yes, they're thrilled when I mention it - LOL).
    We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin


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