accidently swapped toothbrush with my mom
Oct 28, 2012
hi, recently my mom and i swapped toothbrushes accidently and i have bleed from my gums sometimes and we didnt know we swapped toothbrushes because we have the same colot brushes. i am really scared my mom and i might get infected. please help me out doc!
Response from Dr. Wohl
First of all, what infections are you worried about? A cold could be shared with toothbrush swapping but little else. Are you HIV+? Is she? Still does not matter. HIV is not transmitted by toothbrushes, ever.
Avoid sharing toothbrushes regardless just because of the yuck factor. This is why they come in different colors.
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