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Dentists reveals your toothbrush may be covered in POOP particles

A dentist has left social media users horrified after he revealed that many people are likely brushing their teeth with poop particles without even realizing it.

Jordan Brown, a dentist from Florida who has racked up more than 189,000 followers on TikTok for often sharing tips on how you can keep your mouth clean, recently went viral on the app after he claimed that a lot of toothbrushes are actually covered in tiny bits of fecal matter.

The dental hygiene expert and popular social media star explained that small droplets from your toilet will spray up in the air every time you flush it – so if your keep your toothbrush anywhere near your bowl, it probably has whatever was in it all over it.

‘Everyone needs to know this about their toothbrush,’ he began in the clip, which has been viewed more than 992,000 times.

A dentist has left social media users horrified after he revealed that many people are likely brushing their teeth with poop particles without even realizing it

Jordan Brown, a dentist from Florida, recently went viral on TikTok after he claimed that a lot of toothbrushes are actually covered in tiny bits of fecal matter

Jordan Brown, a dentist from Florida, recently went viral on TikTok after he claimed that a lot of toothbrushes are actually covered in tiny bits of fecal matter

The dental hygiene expert and popular social media star explained that small droplets from your toilet will spray up in the air every time you flush it

The dental hygiene expert and popular social media star explained that small droplets from your toilet will spray up in the air every time you flush it

He explained that if your keep your toothbrush anywhere near your bowl, it probably has whatever was in it all over it

He explained that if your keep your toothbrush anywhere near your bowl, it probably has whatever was in it all over it

He explained that if your keep your toothbrush anywhere near your bowl, it probably has whatever was in it all over it

‘If you can see your toilet and your toothbrush in the same vision without moving your head, there’s a 99 per cent chance you have fecal matter on your toothbrush.

'If you can see your toilet and your toothbrush in the same vision without moving your head, there's a 99 per cent chance you have fecal matter on your toothbrush,' he said

‘If you can see your toilet and your toothbrush in the same vision without moving your head, there’s a 99 per cent chance you have fecal matter on your toothbrush,’ he said

‘Aerosols from the toilet spray up in the air, and they get everywhere, including on your toothbrush.’

People quickly took to the comment section to share their thoughts, with some voicing their shock and dismay over Jordan’s revelation. 

Others claimed they were ‘safe’ because they store their toothbrushes somewhere where the particles can’t reach or close the toilet lid before flushing, which Jordan said was a ‘good’ idea.

Some commenters also made light of his video, with one writing, ‘It adds flavor.’ 

‘I dip my tooth brush in the toilet so I think I’m fine,’ joked someone else, while another person added, ‘Oh but by now I’m used to it.’

‘Extra protein?’ said a different user. A fifth commented, ‘If I can’t see it, it’s not there.’ 

People quickly took to the comment section to share their thoughts, with some voicing their shock and dismay over Jordan's revelation

People quickly took to the comment section to share their thoughts, with some voicing their shock and dismay over Jordan’s revelation

Jordan has racked up more than 189,000 followers on TikTok for often sharing tips on how you can keep your mouth clean

Jordan has racked up more than 189,000 followers on TikTok for often sharing tips on how you can keep your mouth clean

While experts have agreed that toothbrushes shouldn’t be kept anywhere near your toilet, 2222dental.com reported that you should avoid storing them ‘in a drawer, cabinet,’ or somewhere where it won’t dry quickly because ‘bacteria love moisture and will thrive in this environment.’

The publication recommended that they should be kept in an ‘upright position to ensure they dry off thoroughly’ in a ‘cup or holder’ at least three feet away from the toilet, and that they shouldn’t touch one another.

A 2015 study by Quinnipiac University confirmed a ‘transmission of fecal coliforms’ to toothbrushes after testing several students’ toothbrushes, and reported that they ‘can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.’

In addition to where you store your toothbrush, Colgate pointed out that how often you change it is another important aspect to avoid bacteria.

It recommended changing your toothbrush every three to four months, and even sooner if you’ve been sick.

When in doubt, look at the bristles. If they are frayed, they won’t clean teeth as thoroughly, the brand explained.

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