LET'S face it, we're all guilty of not changing our toothbrushes as often as we should.

But do you ever stop to think that you're putting yourself at greater risk of tooth decay and gum problems?

A professional cleaner named Samina has shared a video to TikTok in response to a social media user who asked: "Why do you keep toothbrushes head down touching each other?"

And the cleaning guru, who posts under the acronym @samina_ilta,put us all to shame by revealing that she stores her toothbrush facing down when she sterilises it once a week.

In the short clip, she explains: "Every Sunday I sterilise them because they can harbour germs over a course of time."

She adds: "This is why I kept them facing down! Toothbrushes should be kept upright at all times to allow them to fully dry!!"


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Many social media users were left intrigued by the revelation and were quick to take to the comments section to ask more questions.

"What do you use to sterilise them I have to keep changing the brushes haha?" asked one.

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Samina replied: "I change every few months. I use Milton tablets. They at the start of video."

A further person suggested: "Use denture tablets or mouthwash so you don’t get that bleach taste."

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Another revealed: "I've used mouthwash before."

Meanwhile, one more social media user quipped: "Love sterilising the toothbrushes."

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