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Infectious Diseases

Sharing toothbrush with your spouse/partner

03/29/2005

Question:

Is it very dangerous to share a toothbrush with your spouse/partner? (even if it is temporary as 1 or 2 days).

Answer:

Sharing a toothbrush is poor personal hygiene and not recommended.

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Response by:

Benita Jackson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University