Fun Animal Toothbrush Holder

Posted by Flipper Museum On November - 11 - 2013Comments Off on Fun Animal Toothbrush Holder

Fun Animal 2014 - It is fun & easy to use
Are you searching for unique Christmas gifts? With our new series ‘Fun Animal’ toothbrush holder, you need look no further. Discover now. Flipper Fun Animal series toothbrush holders are now available in Malaysia: Parkson, Living Quarters, Metrojaya, Sogo, UO Super Store, Sunshine, Jaya Grocer, Presto and etc. Also available in Singapore, Philippines, Poland and Australia.
Fun Animal 2014 - Elephant
Fun Animal 2014 - Elephant Pack
Fun Animal 2014 - Cow
Fun Animal 2014 - Cow Pack
Fun Animal 2014 - Giraffe
Fun Animal 2014 - Giraffe Pack
Fun Animal 2014 - Panda
Fun Animal 2014 - Panda Pack
Fun Animal 2014 - Lion
Fun Animal 2014 - Lion Pack
Fun Animal 2014 Pig
Fun Animal 2014 - Pig Pack
Fun Animal - Hippo
Fun Animal - Hippo

Video: Keep Your Toothbrush Clean!

Posted by Flipper Museum On October - 26 - 2010Comments Off on Video: Keep Your Toothbrush Clean!

Keep your toothbrush clean to prevent the buildup of germs and bacteria. Watch these 5 mini video clips with your love and family:

1. Germs and diseases can be passed around the family if you share toothbrushes.

2. When toothbrushes are kept in close contact (e.g. in a cup), they can cross-contaminate one another.

3. When the toilet is flushed, water droplets containing germs become airborne, so be sure to shield your toothbrush with a cover.

4. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush and thoroughly store it upright, this ensures that your toothbrush is kept dry and clean.

5. Replace your toothbrush every 3~4 months to ensure it is still effective.

7 Tips to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

Posted by Flipper Museum On February - 3 - 2010Comments Off on 7 Tips to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

The toothbrush plays an important role in maintaining our oral hygiene by removing plaque and bacteria, keeping our pearly-whites clean and sparkling as it work its way around our teeth and gum every day.

However, it is easy to overlook the hygiene and care of the toothbrush itself. Invisible germs and bacteria – including those that cause infections like gingivitis and gum diseases – thrive in high-humidity areas like the bathroom. Thus, if we are not careful with how we use our toothbrushes, we risk turning our toothbrushes from a cleaning tool into a contaminated host where germs grow.

To keep your toothbrush clean, follow these 7 simple tips:

Never share your toothbrushes

Sharing toothbrushes increases the risk of infections, as body fluids and germs can easily transfer from one family member to another. This is especially important for people with infectious diseases or reduced immunity (e.g. the young or the sick).

Avoid toothbrush-toothbrush contact

Many families store their toothbrushes together (e.g. in a cup, on the basin or huddled around in a cabinet). This can cause bacterial cross-contamination, as the germs from one family member passes onto another through the toothbrush.

Keep toothbrushes away from the toilet; close the toilet lid before flushing

While flushing, droplets of contaminated water floats into the surrounding areas, and may land on counter-tops and sinks. Thus, dentists recommend a minimum of 6 feet distance between a toothbrush and the toilet. Even better – close the toilet lid before flushing.

Store your toothbrushes in upright position

Keeping your toothbrushes upright in a well-ventilated area makes it easier for excess water droplets to drain off, so that the toothbrush can stay dry and clean.

Rinse thoroughly after every brush

Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after brushing to ensure that toothpaste, bacteria and small food particles are washed off. However, there is no need to soak the toothbrushes in mouthwash or disinfecting solutions. In fact, this may even increase cross-contamination if the same disinfectant is used multiple times.

Use a toothbrush cover

Howard Glazer, spokesman for Academy for General Dentistry, recommends the use of a toothbrush cover as it effectively protects the toothbrush from various elements: splattering water, skin contact and contact with other toothbrushes.

Replace your toothbrushes regularly

Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months – or when the bristles appear worn – to ensure maximum effectiveness in cleaning. Children’s toothbrushes should be changed more often as they wear out quicker. Remember to wash your new toothbrush before use!

Take care of your toothbrush, and your toothbrush will take care of you!

Reference:
American Dental Association (ADA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
British Dental Assciation (BDA)