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As you may already know, your dentist, Dr. Justin Karrel, strongly encourages you to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This can help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. To help you know a little more about toothbrushes and brushing, our dental team is happy to share some fun facts with you.

Fact No. 1: The average amount of time an American spends brushing his or her teeth in a lifetime totals out to be about 38 days.

Fact No. 2: The first toothbrushes had bristles that were made from cow hairs. Luckily, toothbrushes in the modern day are only made with nylon bristles.

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

Fact No. 4: Only 3.5 billion people use a toothbrush while 4 billion people use a mobile device.

Fact No. 5: The toothbrush was chosen in 2003 as the number one invention people can’t live without. This beats all cell phones and vehicles.

To learn more about toothbrushes and brushing in Staunton, Virginia, please reach out to our dental team at Justin Karrel DMD. All you need to do is dial 540-885-1631 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to teaching you more about toothbrushes and brushing!