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  • Writer's pictureCrazy Jar Lady

Old Toothbrush?

Did you know that the oldest incidence of a toothbrush dates back to 3500 BC? Archaeologists found sticks that people chewed on to help clean their teeth! (Thank you Google for your information.)


How long has it been since you replaced your toothbrush? Or the brush head on the electric one? Back in the day, somebody told me that toothbrushes should be replaced every month. Every month! I'm lucky to remember to eat, let alone change out the toothbrush. I change ours out when I think about it. You're reading this because I thought about it! I also change them out when one or both of us gets really sick and the sickness is over. (I also wash all the bed linens after an illness too, even if I just changed them out the weekend before.) I don't need any extra germies hanging around to catch us up again later on. The way I see it, the dishes I eat off of for a few minutes each day are swept away to be washed but that toothbrush that I just ran around all over my gunky-early-morning-breath mouth just sits there, all wet, waiting for nightfall to do it again. And the germies just keep reproducing all that time.

Then you have a pile of old toothbrushes, right? We were taught to save them to clean with.... Well, I don't. I save the most recent one and put it under the kitchen sink to use for something little and the older ones get thrown away. I just don't reach for a toothbrush to clean with as often as I was taught to save them. I suppose some of the old ones could be taken to the garage for working on tools and whatnot. It's not an expensive item. Maybe, just maybe we could buy NEW toothbrushes to use for cleaning small items and working on tools; if we needed to?!

Anyway, what are other things that are supposed to be done around your place more often than you get to them? I've got a whole list!

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