3% Hydrogen Peroxide, awesome. A recent government shutdown scare here in the Pacific Northwest Washington and the looming threat of discontinuing the support for disease outbreak lead me to a study regarding the efficacy of different disinfection agents on toothbrushes.
50 kids age 8-11 were enrolled and their brushes tested over a 28 day period. Common bacteria, virus and fungi found on toothbrushes were Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas spp., Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Citrobacter sp a aKlebsiella spp., Pseudomonas spp., Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Citrobacter.
Rinsing your toothbrush with water and air drying is not effective in maintaining a clean bacteria free toothbrush. Just over night similar to a petri-dish your toothbrush is a wonderful place for bacteria to colonize. A hazard exist in even introducing bacteria not native to the oral cavity.
Hydrogen Peroxide at 3% showed 100% effective in eliminating harmful invaders from the toothbrush.
Some common store bought products showed only a 60% elimination rate! Another demonstrated 100% however some chemicals are not good for the body down right toxic. I bet gasoline would show 100% disinfection rate of course we would not rinse want to rinse our mouth scrubber with super unleaded.
Some contact time is needed to sterilize a toothbrush colonized by disease causing micropest. These words are not intended to be interpreted as medical advice our to prevent, cure our diagnose any disease for you. I personally soak my toothbrush in a tall jar filled with 2 or 3 inches of our Food Grade 3% Hydrogen Peroxide every night and swap out the H2O2 every 4-5 days!
We invite you to consider using our Oral Care 3% Hydrogen Peroxide for a healthier mouth and teeth. Our personal 3% Oral Care spays supports the results another researcher concluded exposing cavity causing teeth chompers to a 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide solution for 10 minutes will have and why it is important for healthy teeth.