Intellident is a woman owned company that was founded in 2009. In January of 2011 they launched their first product, the disposable toothbrush shield. In August of 2014 they launched their second product, the disposable mouthguard shield. Their products are now available at over 3,000 Walmart Stores and over 4,800 Rite Aid stores nationwide. The products are also available online at Drugstore.com, Walmart.com, Walgreens.com, QVC.com
Most of us have heard the horror stories of what happens when we keep an exposed toothbrush out next to our toilet but for those of you who haven't, let me enlighten you. Every time you flush, those germs fly through the air and, inevitably, land on your toothbrush. The next time you use that toothbrush, you introduce those fabulous germs to your mouth (Gross!). I know most of my friends and I have all purchased covers for our toothbrushes but we actually were making the problems worse. Why? Well because we purchased plastic covers not knowing that they can act as a petri dish and cause germs to multiple right there on our toothbrush (are you grossed out yet?). So, while we thought we were protecting ourselves, we were actually making it worse.
Here is why the disposable toothbrush shields by Intellident are a must have: They wick moisture away from the brush bristles because they are made of a soft breathable material similar to that of a surgical mask. Since the material is breathable and wicks the moisture away from the bristles, those bacteria are not ending up on your brush and they are not multiplying while you sleep.
Each pack comes with 10 toothbrush shields and each toothbrush shield can provide a barrier against bacteria for up to 7 days (but they recommend you replace every 3-4 days). They are priced around $3 a pack at most places which is a great price for peace of mind (if you ask me).
If you are like I was and are still using a plastic cover, please do yourself a favor and throw that nasty thing out. I feel so much better knowing that all of our toothbrushes are safe from germs.
You can also find the disposable mouthguard shields at the stores listed above. They are must have if you use a mouthguard at night.
If you would like to purchase the toothbrush shields, you can do so at the blue links earlier in the post.