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Facts You Need To Know About Toothbrushes

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Bryan Neu
Facts You Need To Know About ToothbrushesThe toothbrush you use is a necessary piece of your daily oral hygiene practice. Cleaning your teeth at least twice a day helps remove germs from your mouth, prevents plaque from accumulating, and maintains the freshness of your breath every day.

Not until the 1930s that the toothbrush, in its modern form, first hit store shelves. However, the practice of cleaning one's teeth with the use of a brushing substance has been a common one for many generations.

Ancient Egyptians employed a "chew twig," a slender twig with ragged edges that was scraped along teeth to remove plaque and debris. This was the first known example of a toothbrush.

Several centuries later, bristles were made from the hair of wild boars in China; in Europe, however, the rough fur of boars was replaced with the finer, smoother fur of horses.

Toothbrushes Are Not Designed To Last Forever

Most dental professionals agree that you should replace your toothbrush every three or four months. If you have been ill lately or if you have been traveling, you should consider replacing your toothbrush more often than you normally would.

It is a good idea to have a supply of replacement toothbrushes on hand so that when the time comes to replace your old, worn-out toothbrush with a new one, you will have a simpler time doing so.

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