Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
3:45 AM 9th October 2021

The Surprising Link Between Flu Season And Your Oral Hygiene

Noel Abdayem
Noel Abdayem
Dentist and founder of The Humble.Co, Noel Abdayem (, educates on the importance of taking oral hygiene seriously this flu season to protect yourself and your family.

1.Should you change your toothbrush after a cold/illness & if so, why?
"Replacing a toothbrush after illness is the ideal thing to do in a perfect world to prevent the transfer of disease and further bacteria growth. The Replaceable Heads Toothbrush (Boots, £10.99) is perfect to replace your toothbrush in a sustainable and conscious way."

2.Should you change your toothbrush or store your toothbrush in a different place if a family member has a cold or illness?
"It is important to isolate toothbrushes of those who are ill from those who are healthy, to prevent transfer of disease."

3.How should you dry and store your toothbrush?
"Toothbrushes should always be stored in a dry environment and be kept separate from other peoples' toothbrushes. This can easily be achieved by using individual holders such as the The Humble Brush Stand (Boots, £4)."