Bathrooms are notorious for harboring harmful germs and bacteria. Keeping a clean and sanitized bathroom can help you combat COVID-19 and prevent the spread. Here are some tips for disinfecting your bathroom:
Get a New Toothbrush
You may not think about it, but bacteria can build up on your toothbrush over time. This is one of the many reasons why you should replace your toothbrush at least every three months. If you haven’t, now is the perfect time to get a fresh brush. We also recommend keeping your toothbrush at least 3 feet away from your toilet and investing in a toothbrush cover to keep germs from getting on your toothbrush in between brushes.
Use EPA-Registered Disinfectants
We recommend researching which disinfectants work best against pathogens such as the coronavirus. Purchasing EPA-registered disinfectants is a great way to make sure your bathroom is thoroughly sterilized.
Use Gloves While You Clean
Use gloves, hot, soapy water, and EPA-registered disinfectants when cleaning your bathroom. After you are done, remove the gloves, leave them inside-out, and throw them away. Then, wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least twenty seconds.
Clean High-Touch Surfaces Daily
Cleaning high-touch surfaces every day is the key to preventing germs from spreading. High-touch points in the bathroom include the light switch, soap bottles in the shower, the shower knob, the flush valve on your toilet and the toilet seat, and your bathroom sink and faucet. By using a strong disinfectant on the surfaces in your bathroom, you can help keep your household protected!
In addition to cleaning your bathroom, make sure you continue the high level of cleanliness throughout your house. High-touch surfaces in other rooms should also be regularly cleaned and disinfected. If you have a sick person in your house, make sure you are cautious when cleaning areas they have been in and remember to always use gloves!
High Point Dentistry is Here for You!
At High Point Dentistry, our team and doctors are here for you during this difficult time. We are currently accepting emergency appointments, so please let us know if you’re in need of urgent dental care. Stay healthy and safe!