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

You’ve heard from your Seattle dentist, Dr. Curalli, 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!).

National Brush Day

cartoon tooth brushing itself and looking at its watch to illustrate the fun fact about tooth brushing is that the average American spends 38 days over the courseof their lifetime brushing theri teeth

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

A cartoon cow to illustrate a fun fact about toothbrushes is that bristles were originally made from cow hairs but modern toothbrushes are mad from nylon

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 Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hairs.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

 

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

Cartoon drawing of a mobile phine wiht a tooh on the screen to illustrate the fun fact about toothbrushes is that 4 billion people use a mobile device while only 3.5 billion use a toothbrush!

  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!

Cartoon drawing of a tooth brush with foaming toothpaste to illustrate fun fact about tooth brushes

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

 

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 your dentist in Seattle Ballard – and of course, don’t forget to brush!

 

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

 

Sources:

http://www.infobarrel.com/15_Facts_about_Teeth

http://www.dentaltown.com/

http://www.greatkidssmiles.com/

http://worldental.org/oral-hygiene/history-toothbrush/11207/

https://www.healthtap.com/tips/845757

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