International Journal of Oral Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--27

Toothbrush bristles, a harbor of microbes and the risk of infection


Philip Asumang1, Samuel Eguasi Inkabi2, Shirley Inkabi3 
1 Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2 Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
3 Cruz Davis Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Gainesville Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Philip Asumang
Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, P.M.B, Kumasi, Ashanti Region
Ghana

Microbes survive in a wide variety of environments, including toothbrush bristles regardless where they are kept once they are unsterilized. Toothbrush bristles serve unintentionally a great source of favorable condition for the growth and survival of microorganisms. Conducting a literature review of previous studies, we explored the microbial contamination of toothbrush bristles occurrence, and the risks this poses for disease infections in susceptible individuals in this review article.


How to cite this article:
Asumang P, Inkabi SE, Inkabi S. Toothbrush bristles, a harbor of microbes and the risk of infection.Int J Oral Health Sci 2019;9:25-27


How to cite this URL:
Asumang P, Inkabi SE, Inkabi S. Toothbrush bristles, a harbor of microbes and the risk of infection. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];9:25-27
Available from: http://www.ijohsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2231-6027;year=2019;volume=9;issue=1;spage=25;epage=27;aulast=Asumang;type=0