HouseBeautiful Recommends ADA Toothbrush Storage Guidelines.

HouseBeautiful (9/19, Piro) included storing a toothbrush in the medicine cabinet among its list of “common bathroom mistakes.” Storing a toothbrush in a cabinet or container may prevent it from drying between uses, “creating a welcome environment for bacteria.” The article notes “the American Dental Association recommends storing toothbrushes in an upright position, and not touching other brushes, to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination.”

        MouthHealthy.org and the Oral Health Topics on ADA.org provide additional information on toothbrush care for patients and dental professionals.