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The History of the Toothbrush

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Interested in the history of the toothbrush? Well, you're in luck! From chew sticks to manual toothbrushes made with horsehair, the infographic below has the complete history in a spiffy visual. Looking for something more in depth that you can sink your teeth into (sorry!), then head over here and check out the Museum of Everyday Life's “The Sordid History of the Toothbrush”. Enjoy!  

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Welcome to Grin Toothbrush

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This is a blog about Grin, the making of, the challenges and tips on how to improve your oral care. Note: I am NOT a Dentist and don't pretend to be. Any advice you find here about dental care is either what my Dentist told me, or what I've read online. So please don’t try any at home DIY root canals based on anything I wrote. You've been warned.

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Our Values

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These days too many companies are built with one goal in mind: the bottom line. Profit is obviously key to running a successful business, but I believe companies need to be more responsible for the products they make.

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Why choose a subscription toothbrush?

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Subscription products are becoming popular for people who don’t want to waste time shopping for staples like razors, or toothbrushes.

Why? Subscriptions typically let you replenish products automatically, so you don’t have to waste time going to a crowded store to find and buy a mundane item like a toothbrush. Is there anything more annoying than having to stop off at the grocery store to pick up one item on your way home from work? 

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Toothbrush

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How much do you really think about brushing your teeth? If you’re like me, then probably not a lot. Let's be honest – this is not a sexy subject.

But—it's an important one if you care about your health (or don't love going to the dentist).

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The Problem with Disposable, Plastic Toothbrushes

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Let’s talk about disposable, drug store toothbrushes. They're cheap, colourful and they clean your teeth. But they’re really badly designed.

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How often should I change my toothbrush?

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

The ADA recommends changing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. 

However, if you notice that your bristles are starting to fray earlier, then consider replacing your toothbrush sooner (every 2 months). 

The reason is that toothbrush bristles wear out and start to damage your tooth enamel and gums, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. 

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