If you’ve ever worried about your toothbrush getting covered in germs, now’s the time for a Steripod.
Fresh from its success in the states a new sterile pod for your toothbrush is now available in the UK!
A recent study at the University of Manchester revealed that there are over 10 million bacteria on your toothbrush. That’s more than a toilet seat. Every time a toilet is flushed a spray of water is released that can reach up to 10 feet and potentially infecting your toothbrush was particles of faecal matter. Researchers in the University of Alabama discovered this.
It is most probable that most people’s toothbrush will have been exposed to a lot of pathogenic contaminants like E.coli and staphylococcal. However, if one toothbrush touches another other contaminants will pass from surface to, spreading the likes of oral herpes, candida and the HPV virus.
Don’t fret though! Now you can store and protect your toothbrush from potential germs in a brand new way. The Steripod attaches onto the head of your toothbrush (electric or manual) and creates a totally protective pod to shield your toothbrush from any bacteria.
Steripod is created to protect your toothbrush against environmental bacteria and contamination for up to three months by exuding “active vapours”. This is a laboratory formulated thymol compound and it is also used in many mouthwashes and oral anti-septics. It is held inside the plastic pod, which has small holes in it to let the vapours encapsulate the bristles of the toothbrush. It is also designed to let the toothbrush dry freely as a more moist environment breeds a more opportune place for bacteria.
This invention will be beneficial to anyone undergoing any kind of orthodontic treatment, as it will significantly reduce the chance for infection. Steripod is completely portable and the active ingredient doesn’t actually have any contact with the bristles. Therefore, you wont have any unwanted chemicals in your body. At only £4.99 for two, why wouldn’t you want to invest?
If you run your own practice this may even be an ideal product for you to stock in your clinic!
You can find out more about Steripod HERE. www.steripod.co.uk