How many germs can your toothbrush get just sitting there in its tiny little corner of your bathroom? I am sure that you have heard all sorts of stories about how the germs and tiny particles of human waste can find its way from your toilet to your toothbrush. Is this all true? Well, dentists and other experts swear by this. I even read somewhere that even if your toothbrush were placed a couple of meters away, traces of undesirable things can still be found in them.
If you are not particularly finicky about these things, then go on and look for some other gadget to read about. If you are like me, however, you might want to take a look at this UV Toothbrush Sanitizer from SkyMall. Obviously, the goal is for your toothbrush (or toothbrushes for that matter) to be clean enough to polish those teeth of yours.
I have to be honest and say that I am not at all sure about all the stuff that SkyMall sells but this one seems pretty good to me. The sanitizer can hold up to four toothbrushes at a single time. It gets rid of icky microorganisms by exposing the brushes to ultraviolet light for seven minutes. At the end of this period, the sanitizer turns off automatically. Needless to say, I still suggest cleaning your toothbrush manually before sanitizing it with UV.
The sanitizer is available at SkyMall for $39.99. Not a bad price, considering you can use it for the whole household.