We all know how ridiculously hot the Arizona summers can be. For us here in the desert, the saying “it’s so hot here you could fry an egg on the sidewalk” isn’t merely a saying, it’s an afternoon experiment. We all know what the heat can do to things left in the car in the sun as well, as it is a right of passage here to have at least one tube of chapstick melt in your cupholder. But how detrimental can that melting factor be on other items… like oral care products? Here are two things you should never use again if they’re in your car too long.
Leaving a toothbrush in a car in the hot Arizona sun can drastically increase the amount of germs found on it. As a toothbrush is already majorly susceptible to germ infestation, adding the heat to this already germy situation is a major catalyst for bacteria production.
It is never a good idea to use toothpaste after being exposed to heat for long periods of time, especially left in a car in this heat. The quality of the toothpaste greatly decreases with exposure to these temperatures and can cause the ingredients to separate.
Have other questions about taking care of your teeth & dental products in this heat? Give our dental offices a call at (602) 595-3600!