Old Toothbrush? Don’t Trash It! Reuse it!

Richmond VA General DentistFor proper dental care, it’s important to remember to brush twice a day and floss daily. Brushing twice a day can cause wear and tear on your toothbrush, so it is recommended to replace it every three months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. That means you should be using at least four different toothbrushes in the course of one year. So, let’s do the math! If you have five members of your family, and each one uses four toothbrushes a year, that’s 20 toothbrushes consumed by your family in one year.

Have you ever considered that once your toothbrush’s lifespan has ceased for cleaning your teeth, it might have a rebirth into being used for something else? Here are our top five suggestions for repurposing your old toothbrushes.

  • Use them to clean around the corners of your shower or tiles. Most toothbrush heads are about the same size at the grout lines in between your tile. They also fit perfectly in the corners of your showers to get rid of any lingering mold or dirt that you can’t get to with your cleaning rag.
  • Give old toothbrushes to your budding artist in your home. They are perfect for spreading paints on canvases or any other surfaces.
  • If your dog will allow you, you can use the toothbrush on their teeth to get them clean as well!
  • Cleaning your fish tank just got easier with your old toothbrush.
  • If you dye your hair, use your old toothbrush as a touch-up tool!

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