Celebrate the Day
The toothbrush was invented in China on June 26th, 1498 during the Tang Dynasty. These toothbrushes were made of hog bristles and horse hair. It wasn’t until DuPont® invented nylon bristles in 1938 that we switched over. In the same decade the electric toothbrush was invented, too. To celebrate the day, how about brushing longer and being thankful we have advanced. Have you checked into buying a toothbrush at the store lately? There is such a wide variety of designs, materials, attachments and colors. Dentists say, more importantly than what toothbrush you use, it’s how often and how long you brush that makes a critical difference. It is important to spend at least 3 minutes brushing your teeth, 2-3 times per day. Let’s try to meet these requirements for great teeth and gum health today and be thankful we aren’t using hog bristles.