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Got a Toothbrush? Here Are Some Things You Didn't Know About It

Posted December 18, 2017.

Did you know there are many interesting things about your toothbrush that you probably didn’t know? Well, it’s true. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, would like to tell you a little bit about those things so you can understand your oral hygiene tool a little more. The more you know, the better! Some fun facts about toothbrushes that you probably didn’t know include:

  • The toothbrush is 5,000 years old. Back in the day, ancient civilizations used a stick with a frayed end to clean their smile. Over time, the toothbrush changed and evolved. The handle was made from bone, wood, or ivory and the bristles were hairs of animals. The modern nylon-bristled toothbrush we use now was invented in 1938.
  • Both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively clean your smile. This means that your teeth don’t care which brush you use to clean them!
  • The toothbrush has a lifespan of 3-4 months. This means you need to replace your toothbrush after you have used it for this long or when the toothbrush bristles have frayed, whichever comes first.

Call Sachs Family Dental today at 801-225-4701 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about toothbrushes in Orem, Utah. Our dental team is here to help you in any way possible, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you and giving you the information you’re looking for!

Sachs Family Dentistry

Phone: 801-225-4701
Text: 385-217-6538
Fax: 801-225-4840


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Tuesday  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday  7:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Sachs Family Dental
1442 E 820 N
Orem, UT 84097

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