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5 Fun Facts About Toothbrushes – Spoiler Alert: #4 Will Shock You!

National Brush Day Cartoon

You’ve heard from Dr. Co about the importance of brushing your teeth every day using a soft-bristled toothbrush (manual or electric). But…do you really know EVERYTHING about your toothbrush?

Since November 1 is National Brush Day, we’re going to drop some knowledge in your noggin by sharing these five fun facts about toothbrushes (#4 will shock you!).

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  1. The average American spends 38 days brushing teeth over his or her lifetime.

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  1. Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hairs. There’s no need to worry – modern toothbrushes use nylon bristles *phew

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  1. The most popular toothbrush color is blue – hopefully it’s not because of the brusher’s mood.

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  1. Roughly 4 billion people use a mobile device. BUT only 3.5 billion people actually use a toothbrush. We hope there’s a brushing app for that!

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  1. In 2003, the toothbrush was chosen as the #1 invention people can’t live without, beating out cell phones and cars. Don’t take your toothbrush for granted! Would that have came to mind upon being asked?

Now that you are a toothbrush guru, share these fun facts with your friends and family – it is National Brush Day, after all! Don’t forget to schedule a checkup and cleaning with us at Shoreline Dental – and of course, don’t forget to brush! Call us at 206.440.0065.

Make our jaws drop: Share some of your toothbrush facts by commenting below!


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