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The Gross Post (or, Why we don't replace our toothbrushes often enough)

Posted by Simon Cooper on


How old is your toothbrush? Any idea? Life is so busy these days and if you’re like me, buying a new toothbrush often gets forgotten until your bristles look like a tiny food-filled explosion. Having to remember something so mundane is annoying. Let’s face it, a toothbrush is not high on the list of things that are fun to shop for. But using an old toothbrush is more than just bad for your teeth, gums and general health. It’s also proven to lead to things like dementia and heart disease. Yikes! Here’s the thing: You use your toothbrush a few times a day to remove food, germs and plaque from your teeth. And I don’t mean waving it like a...

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