Table of Contents
- Sanitation and Cleanliness
- Wall Mounted vs. Countertop
- Best Toothbrush Holders
- 1. OXO Good Grips Toothbrush Organizer, Brushed Stainless
- 2. STONG Family Size UV Light Toothbrush Holders
- 3. mDesign Bathroom Storage Organizer
- 4. Lingstar Toothbrush Holder Wall Mounted
- 5. InterDesign Twigz Toothbrush Holder, Bronze/Vanilla
- Bathroom Organization
- Best Toothbrush Holder Wrap Up
Many people take the time to carefully research their dental health questions such as whether or not to switch to electric brush, which toothpaste to use and how to properly floss. Few, however, stop to consider how to keep these products organized and clean. In particular, toothbrush holders are often forgotten about or not even considered in the first place.
Why is it important to have a toothbrush holder?
Sanitation and Cleanliness
There are reasons to have a toothbrush holder beyond reducing clutter and keeping organized. A big one is sanitation.
Unsurprisingly, studies have shown that the bathroom is one of the germiest places in the house. When flushed, the toilet sends bacteria into the air which settles down around it in the bathroom. Sounds nasty.
The solution? Store your toothbrushes in a toothbrush holder and keep them away from the toilet. A toothbrush holder keeps the tips dry and reduces bacteria build up. Also, you can get a toothbrush holder with a secure top to keep the brush tips from being exposed and out in the open.
Another reason to invest in a toothbrush holder is cleanliness. Ever notice how hard it is to clean up toothpaste residue from the counter surfaces? Getting a toothbrush holder means you have a place to store your toothpaste and toothbrushes that is not the bathroom counter surface.
So, which toothbrush holder should you buy?
Wall Mounted vs. Countertop
The first question to consider before buying a toothbrush holder is whether or not you want a wall mounted model. I’ve listed a few pros and cons of wall-mounted toothbrush holders to help you make that decision.
- Reduces countertop clutter and creates more space
- Won’t spill onto the floor or into the toilet since it can’t be knocked over
- Keeps the toothbrushes within easy reach
- Less cleaning and maintenance required
- Securing to the wall could be a annoying depending on what your wall surface is made of
- An adhesive secured model might damage paint
- A screw or bolt secured model could damage walls, especially if the wall is lined with tiles
- Long term, the adhesive could weaken and make the unit fall off the wall
These are just a few simple pros and cons to keep in mind when considering whether or not to buy a countertop or a wall mounted toothbrush holder.
Best Toothbrush Holders
Here’s the full list I’ve compiled of the best toothbrush holders. I looked for a combination of looks, functionality and design. I’ve included both wall mounted and countertop toothbrush holders in this list.
1. OXO Good Grips Toothbrush Organizer, Brushed Stainless
Stainless steel is a popular material in interior design. It’s durable, relatively sanitary, easy to clean and fits most design schemes. This OXO toothbrush holder is no different. It’s a sleek, minimal tube-shaped design with some really well thought out features.
First of all, both the top and bottom are ventilated so the toothbrushes won’t get mildewy. A good airflow ensures that bacteria won’t build up on a closed design toothbrush holder. Also, the slots are removable so cleaning the toothbrush holder is a breeze. Like the mDesign model, the OXO is designed to fit four toothbrushes and one full tube of toothpaste.
What I like about this model is that it is a closed container. You won’t have to worry about knocking it over and spilling the contents all over the place. This model is perfect to keep on the counter and keep your dental products out of sight at the same time.
I chose the OXO Toothbrush Organizer as the best toothbrush holder because it checks of all the boxes. It’s small but has storage for a full family’s worth of brushes along with toothpaste. It’s a close container, takes up a small amount of space and is easy to clean. It’s got everything you need in a toothbrush holder.
2. STONG Family Size UV Light Toothbrush Holders
For those interested in wall-mounted options, the STRONG Family Size Toothbrush Holder is an excellent and unique option. This holder sports a pretty important and interesting feature feature: a UV light.
Not as common in the USA as abroad, wall mounted UV toothbrush holders provide an extra layer of sanitation for your toothbrushes. The UV light takes about 3.5 minutes to eliminate about 99.9% of bacteria on the tip of your toothbrush. It’s designed to fit both detachable electric tips and manual toothbrushes.
The holder itself is secured to the wall by adhesive strips on the back. Overall, it’s a fairly compact design with capacity to hold five toothbrushes. It’s powered by either 6 AA batteries or it can be plugged into the wall. So, as long as you don’t mind the visible cord or using a lot of batteries, this is a wonderful toothbrush holder. If you want to save space along with getting as much germ prevention as possible for your brushes, this holder is for you.
3. mDesign Bathroom Storage Organizer
The mDesign Bathroom Storage Organizer is a clear plastic, simple, elegant design. In fact, it’s not just a toothbrush holder but a toothpaste holder as well. The toothbrush stand is on one end and a spacious toothpaste container on the other.
The main feature of this holder is that it is designed to fit into most medicine cabinets. It’s so compact that you don’t even need to keep in on your countertop. You can reduce clutter and save even more space with the mDesign Storage Organizer.
Aesthetically, this toothbrush holder would fit almost any decor. It’s clear plastic so there’s no need to match it to a particular color scheme. It’s simple and modern looking. Even if you don’t think it will fit in with your interior design, you can just keep it in the medicine cabinet! That’ll make sure that it’s free from random bathroom splatter and it won’t get knocked over into anything.
4. Lingstar Toothbrush Holder Wall Mounted
Another wall mounted model, I thought this was the best non-UV wall mounted toothbrush holder on the market. First of all, most wall mounted toothbrush holders are designed so that the toothbrush is held by just the tip of the brush. The Lingstar Toothbrush Holder, however, securely holds the whole brush by the body and bottom.
Additionally, the Lingstar Holder is made of razor steel which is very easy to clean, durable and sanity. Also, like the OXO holder, this model has a modern and sleek look. The stainless steel design should not clash most bathroom interiors.
5. InterDesign Twigz Toothbrush Holder, Bronze/Vanilla
I chose this toothbrush holder for more aesthetic reasons than functional ones. It has a rather elegant, metal twig and leaf design. I think it would fit perfectly into any bathroom with a more natural or western decor. Still, it’s an excellent toothbrush holder.
It has enough space for two toothbrushes and a standard tube of toothpaste. It’s meant to sit on the countertop rather than be stored away in the medicine cabinet. It’s ceramic so it is cleaned more easily than a plastic model like the mDesign toothbrush holder.
The InterDesign holder is very sturdy and durable. It won’t get knocked over as easily as lighter toothbrush holders. Again, this is probably one of the better toothbrush holder choices where aesthetics are concerned. It also has a complete matching bathroom set, allowing you to keep the look throughout your bathroom consistent!
These little containers are just as important as anything else in dental health. First of all, they keep you organized. Keeping a bathroom well organized means a cleaner and easier day to day life. Below are some general tips on keeping a well organized bathroom
- Use little plastic baskets to divide and organize your cosmetics.
- To keep your spare towels within easy reach, use some of the examples on this pinterest board for inspiration.
- For your drawers, invest in some dividers or if you are DIY’er, this is an easy to follow set of instructions.
- Like with toothbrushes and cosmetics, invest in a container for everything! It keeps you organized and reduces clutter
- Take a week or two and try to track whether or not you use the products in your drawers. If it hasn’t been used, toss it.
These are just a few of the many different ways to keep your bathroom clean and organized. A good, general principle to adhere to is that everything has its own place. If you keep every item categorized and stored, you won’t lose anything!
Best Toothbrush Holder Wrap Up
Toothbrush holders are a surprisingly important product to consider when it comes to dental health. In a broad sense, toothbrush holders are vital to general bathroom organization. Make sure to include other decluttering principles as well to keep your dental health care products clean and sanitary.
Toothbrush holders serve an additional function to keeping your toothbrushes free of germs. Using a germy toothbrush defeats the purpose of brushing your teeth in the first place!
The choice of a toothbrush holder really comes down to the choice of whether or not to get wall mounted one. There are equal pros and cons to choosing a wall mounted model over a conventional one. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Again, I chose these five toothbrush holders because they best represent the breadth of options available. After looking at these different options, I feel that the OXO Toothbrush Organizer is the best toothbrush holder and provides the end user with the best set of features.
The mDesign is also a very simple and practical design. It’s clear plastic and small enough to be tucked away.
When it comes to UV wall mounted holders, the STRONG model is probably the best toothbrush sanitizer and holder out there. It’s compact and adds another layer of sanitation to your toothbrush holder. The Lingstar is the best non-UV wall mounted holder since your products are tightly secured.
Finally, the the Twigz design is best ceramic model for more natural bathroom decors. It’s simple yet fitting for this type of decor.
Whatever your choice may be, the investment in a toothbrush holder is a wise one. Keeping your toothbrushes clean is key to keeping your teeth clean.