It's important to keep a supply of toothbrushes around and change them often for healthy dental care (which affects our overall health). And kitchen sponges are another bacteria catcher that needs very frequent replacing.
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This was told to us by our Dr. after my DH got sick yet again -this time with a bronchial infection-after the initial cold 3 weeks ago! He said if you didn't change your toothbrush, you probably reinfected yourself with the germs on it. So, even if you are on antibiotics, change your brush before and then after they are done. It is better to be safe than sorry-a toothbrush costs alot less than the Dr.'s visit and the medicine!
Almost everyone uses a dish sponge to clean dishes but they get nasty so here is my trick to clean your sponge and your microwave. To sanitize your sponge microwave it for 1 minute as long as it is damp (say after cleaning dishes) it will create a steam bath and loosen the grime in your microwave. So now your sponge is clean and your microwave just needs to be wiped out to sparkle.
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