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Five Unexpected Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

The average lifespan of a toothbrush is about three to four months. This means that in a single year, you will have gone through, at least, four of them. As surprising as it may seem, there are many ways you can still put your old toothbrushes to good use. Instead of tossing them straight into the trash, get a little creative! Here are five unexpected uses for your old toothbrush: 1. Remove mud from the bottom of shoes. Had too much fun at that muddy ... Read more

Tooth-Friendly Desserts

We all know that sugary foods will cause cavities and rot our teeth, but there are some desserts that are safe to eat and aren't so harmful to your teeth and enamel. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, try one of these tooth friendly desserts today! Apples & Cheese If you're feeling very healthy, then why not try this super delicious dessert of apple slices and cheese? Apples will gently scrub your teeth to remove plaque, and cheese will acidify the sugar ... Read more

Is it Really Necessary to Toss Out Your Toothbrush Following an Illness?

Do you really need to throw away your toothbrush after you've been sick? According to some articles, it may not be as necessary as people once thought. This is based on a study that was conducted at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). They took a group of children, some tested positive for strep throat, some had a sore throat but no strep, and some who were well. They had each brush their teeth with a new toothbrush, ... Read more

Homemade Toothpaste Basics: What Kind of Toothpaste Should you Use?

Here are a few recipe ideas to help you make some basic homemade toothpaste, and to help you choose what kind of homemade toothpaste you may prefer. It's easy to see that there is a vast array of toothpaste options to sort through. The tooth care aisle at the grocery is home to a minimum of 7-10 different brands, and each of those brands could have three or more varieties to choose from (plus an option for paste versus gel!). There is ... Read more

Beyond the Pearly Whites: Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a very necessary and indispensable tool. It keeps your breath fresh, your gums healthy, and it keeps your teeth from falling out of your face. But the wonder of toothpaste is that it can do so much more. While these may seem like some very unusual uses for toothpaste, you may find them to be just the thing you need. (more…) Read more
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