What it is? The UV Toothbrush Sanitizer & Holder eliminates unwanted and harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses that reside on your toothbrush.
How it works? Just press the button and you're sanitizing. Using the UV-C sterilizing lamp, up to 99.9% of these germs are eradicated from your toothbrush in approximately 7 minutes. This UV-C lamp also known as germicidal UV emits sufficient doses to eliminate dangerous micro-organisms. Holds four (4) toothbrushes and electric brush heads at a time. Powered by 2 AA batteries (not included) which will last approximately 3 months if used twice per day.
Who Cares? Health-conscious families.
Why bother? The Journal of American Dental Association: "Studies have shown that contaminated toothbrushes not only harbor, but also transmit both viruses and bacteria that cause systemic, localized and oral inflammatory diseases"
The Centers for Disease Control: "Even after being rinsed visibly clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms."
Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General: "Recently research finds have pointed to possible associations between chronic oral infections and diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke and low-birth weight, premature births."