Oral Hygiene: Fun Tooth Brushing Facts

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As you brush your teeth each morning and night, you probably think about all the things you need to do or all the tasks you completed during the day. Instead, try to relax and let your brain have a little fun. Think about all the fun toothbrushing facts in the world today! Our dentist, Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey, is more than happy to share those facts with you.

Fact No. 1: The average American spends 38 days brushing their teeth in their lifetime.

Fact No. 2: The original toothbrush was made with cow hairs. The good news is that we have improved and grown as a society and that is no longer the case. Toothbrushes are now made with nylon bristles.

Fact No. 3: When given a choice of toothbrush color, most choose blue toothbrushes.

Fact No. 4: Roughly 4 billion people use some sort of mobile device while only 3.5 billion people actually use a toothbrush.

Fact No. 5: The toothbrush was chosen the number one invention people can’t live without. This means it was chosen over all cars and cell phones!

For more information and details about toothbrushes and brushing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please reach out to Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS at 734.668.6612 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to give you the help you need, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to teaching you more!