Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
Growing up and even now as an adult I have always kept my toothbrush in a toothbrush holder with the rest of my family and located away from the toilet. However, I always wondered in the back of my mind if this was good enough to keep harmful bacteria away. Even though I have thought about this I never looked into it. Lucky for me I was approached by IntelliDent to sample their toothbrush shield. I thought, “Why not?” It looked pretty cool and I wanted to see how it worked.
What is an IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield?
It is a breathable, quick-drying shield that acts as a surgical mask for your toothbrush. It prevents your toothbrush from being contaminated, which can occur when you store it in a cup/holder with other brushes. It can also occur just from being in a medicine cabinet or within a six-foot radius from a toilet. These shields have been laboratory tested as having a 99.9% effective barrier against airborne and surface bacteria.
What was my experience with using IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields?
Once I received the toothbrush shields I placed them on everyone in my household’s toothbrush after brushing our teeth that night. It was very easy to use. First, I peeled the package apart that the shield was inside of. Next, I slid my toothbrush inside of the surgical mask type shield. That was it! My toothbrush was now protected from surface and airborne microbes. The next morning when I took the shield off of my toothbrush it was dry and the bristles looked like new. I used the same shield for 7 days since this is the maximum amount of time that each shield stays effective.
Would I use IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields again?
Yes, definitely! I like knowing that I am protecting my family from unnecessary contaminants. Plus, I like how my toothbrush looks like I am using it for the first time each time I take the shield off.
Do you take any extra steps to keep bacteria away from your toothbrush?