Violight Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizers: Killing Bacteria With Cuteness

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We’ve all probably seen those infomercials implying that if you don’t sanitize your toothbrush, you may as well be rinsing your mouth with toilet water. Here are a few more sexy factoids:

  • Researchers have found more than 10,000,000 bacteria living on a single toothbrush.
  • The flu, herpes, strep, staph, yeasts, and the bacteria that cause gum disease, cavities, and even diarrhea can survive (some even thrive) in high numbers on toothbrushes.
  • Droplets produced by flushing toilets can harbor bacteria and viruses that can remain airborne long enough to settle on surfaces.
  • Some researchers have even found colonies of breeding bacteria on toothbrushes, and numbers as high as 100,000,000 microorganisms have been recovered from individual brushes.

Feel like you need to do a quick gargle with Purell? I know what you mean. Somehow, I’ve managed to remain immune to this hype-o-chondria (though probably NOT immune to airborne toilet flush-induced bacteria), until seeing these Violight Zapi toothbrush sanitizers. The company claims that the Violight Zapi kills 99.9% of bacteria on your toothbrush, and they do it with a level of cuteness that feels familiarly FriendsWithYou or Shawnimals. The sweet sanitizers do their deathbringing through light, though my understanding is it’s kind of a behind-the-scenes thing versus a lightsaber showdown. I’m intrigued. They’re $20 through the Fab sale. I’m contemplating pulling the trigger. Feel free to talk me through this. I won’t necessarily talk back because I’m keeping my mouth closed to avoid ingesting airborne diarrhea particles while I make this decision.