Dental care is very important, but here’s a crappy fact you may not have known.

There’s a 60 per cent chance your toothbrush is covered in poo.

Yep, you read that right – a recent study held in bathrooms at a university in the USA has found that there’s a pretty high chance your toothbrush has poo particles on it, and what’s worse, it’s almost definitely not your own.

The bacteria from the poo makes contact with toothbrushes after spreading through the air as a result of actions like flushing the toilet.

What this means is that if you’re brushing your teeth in a public or shared bathroom, you’re likely taking in someone else’s bacteria, viruses or parasites through their poo.

Using a toothbrush cover doesn’t help either – it actually creates an environment where bacteria can more easily thrive.

Gross.

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