Accession Number:

ADA030467

Title:

Microbial Contamination of Toothbrushes.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 21 Jun-8 Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-09-08

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The degree of bacterial contamination of toothbrushes after contamination and storage in vented containers or in air was studied. The capacity of toothbrush containers to exclude microorganisms of the environment from the toothbrush was also investigated. Results showed that fewer viable organisms were found on the toothbrushes hanging in air and that sterile toothbrushes were better protected from bacterial contamination by test containers than by conventional containers. Air storage is recommended in normal environments and containerized storage in contaminated environments such as shared hospital rooms. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE