You’ve heard from Dr. Davenport, dentist in Tucson, 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 1st was 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!).

Facts About Toothbrushes from our Dentist in Tucson

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

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2. Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hairs.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.

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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!

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5. 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 Tucson – 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/

History of the Toothbrush Infographic

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