We hope your toothbrush is an important tool in your daily life. So, here are some tidbits about the little friend that sits on the bathroom sink, cabinet, or drawer.
Fun facts about toothbrushes
- You should replace your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every 3 months, or when the bristles begin to fray.
- Hard bristles can be painful to your teeth and gums.
- Ancient civilizations used materials like twigs and feathers to create makeshift toothbrushes.
- The first toothbrush with bristles was invented in China and was made of animal bone, bamboo, and boar hair.
- You should brush your tongue. You can use a toothbrush with soft bristles or a tongue scraper specifically designed for this purpose.
- Brushing our teeth every day is important. About 1 out of 10 people forget to brush daily.
- There are about 2,500 bristles on an average toothbrush.
- Modern toothbrushes featuring nylon bristles were invented in 1938.
- Toothbrush heads come in different shapes and sizes. Smaller heads can reach tight spots, while larger heads cover more surface area.
- Eco-friendly toothbrushes are often made from bamboo, a material that is biodegradable and more sustainable.
- People think that putting a cap on a toothbrush is a good idea, but it is not. Doing so can trap moisture and helps the growth of microbes.
- The American Dental Association (ADA) evaluates toothbrushes for safety and effectiveness.
- Special toothbrushes are designed for people with braces. They have features like V-shaped bristle patterns to clean around brackets and wires effectively.
Cool facts, right? At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics, we want to encourage healthy oral hygiene. Have any questions for us? Book an appointment online and remember... keep on brushing, everyone!