Trick for Disinfecting Toothbrushes

Years ago my son’s preschool teacher gave a great tip on preventing the spread of colds and especially strep bacteria among family members, without having to go replace toothbrushes every time someone in the family gets sick. Run the toothbrushes in the dishwasher for a full cycle. The hot water cleans the toothbrushes and will kill all the germs.