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

You’ve heard from Dr. Lee 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!)

  1.  The average American spends 38 days brushing teeth over his or her lifetime.15104 Blog Image - Toothbrush1

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

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

4.  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!  15104 Blog Image - Toothbrush4

5.  In 2003, the toothbrush was chosen as the #1 invention people can’t live without, beating out cell phones and cars.

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Now that you are a toothbrush guru, share these fun facts with your friends and family – it is National Brush Day on Sunday, after all!  Don’t forget to schedule a checkup and cleaning with your dentist in Federal Way – and of course, don’t forget to brush!

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





History of the Toothbrush Infographic


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