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    Philly Dentistry

    November 5, 2017
    6 years ago

    It is recommended by the American Dental Association to change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Instead of discarding them immediately, we wanted to give you some ideas for
    uses for the old toothbrushes that come very much in handy!
    Not only will the old toothbrushes be useful in and around the house, they will help you
    save some money on cleaning products too. Before reusing the toothbrush be sure to soak
    it in a sink full of hot water and 1 cap of household bleach, or alternatively you can soak
    it in a combination mix of ½ water and ½ vinegar for a few hours to disinfect the brush.
    A good way to stay on track with replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months is to write
    the date on the brush when you start using it and this will help you remember when it
    needs replaced.

    Here are 10 examples of good uses for your old toothbrushes:

    1. D14keyboardusty keyboards- the toothbrush is great getting in all those nooks and crannies
    2. Muddy shoes- use the toothbrush to get in the treds on sneakers
    3. Exfoliating- the old toothbrush can be used to scrub off any rough or dead skin
    4. Tiles- getting stains and dirt out of the grout with the toothbrush will help
    bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles look much cleanertoothbrush2-1
    5. Jewelry- slightly damp old toothbrushes are perfect for cleaning necklaces,
    bracelets, and other jewelry
    6. Blinds- an old toothbrush will work good for cleaning slatted blinds and curtain
    rings and rods
    7. Bike chains- cleaning these can be tricky and believe it or not the toothbrush will
    work and make this a lot easier
    8. Fish tanks- use your old toothbrush to clean the fish tank and any furniture in the
    tank to help things statoothbrush-beauty-hacks-eyebrow-groomingy clean and bright
    9. Make-up brushes- these brushes can be especially pricey. Using an old toothbrush
    to brush your eyebrows and use as a grooming tool works well and saves you money
    10. Nail brush- old toothbrushes make great nail brushes. This comes very much in
    handy after gardening and cleaning

    Of course, before using it in any of these ways, be sure to get good use out of your toothbrush by brushing 2-3 times a day.  This will help you maintain good oral health in conjunction with regularly flossing and visiting Dr. Cirka, Dr. Jeon or Dr. Smith and your Dental Hygienist.  Call us today at 215-568-6222.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

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    or contact us today for a free consultation with Dr. Cirka, Dr. Jeon, or Dr. Ridge in our Center City, Philadelphia office.

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