13 Clean — One Toothbrush kit to use for an Entire Year

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every 2–3 months — and even more often if you get sick. Their recommendation is supported by a toothbrush study that showed a new toothbrush removes up to 30% more plaque than one 3-months old. Also, your toothbrush most likely sits within a few feet of your toilet, so it’s likely catching germs and bacteria every day.

How old is your current toothbrush? If you’re not sure when you last replaced it, or if the bristles look frayed and bent, it’s probably time for a new one. Yet, with so many things to keep track of in our busy lives, it’s hard to monitor the lifespan of your toothbrush (and your significant other’s toothbrush and your children’s toothbrushes).

At ToiletTree Products, we decided there must be a simple way to remind people when it was time to change toothbrushes. Meet 13 Clean: the Toothbrush Kit that offers an easy way to keep track of toothbrush usage and clearly identifies when it’s time for a new one. The toothbrush consists of one starter brush head and 12 replacement heads. Each head is clearly marked with a month of the year. When the month changes, simply switch out the head for the current month. You no longer have to guess how old your toothbrush is because the month is clearly marked.

Inside the box

  • Toothbrush
  • Starter brush head
  • 12 brush heads with the months of the year
  • Pyramid stand
  • Toothbrush cap

When you purchase 13 Clean, it will most likely NOT be the first day of the month. For this, we have included a starter head. Use this head until you get to the 1stday of the next month. At that point, dispose of the starter head and attach the head of the month you are currently in. Problem solved! You will always have a sanitary toothbrush with bristles in good condition.

13Clean comes with a pyramid-shaped stand that serves as a toothbrush holder and stores the extra brush heads. The bristles on each head are between soft and medium firmness as recommended by dentists.

Pink or blue options are available.

Using a new brush head each month reduces the chance of infections caused by bacteria and germs breeding on the brush. It also ensures that your bristles are in good condition and continue to properly clean your teeth.

In addition to a cleaner solution to oral care, 13Clean results in less environmental waste. By using one standard handle for the year and replacing the head each month, 13Clean uses two-thirds less plastic than if the entire toothbrush were recycled every month.

Top 5 things to know about 13Clean

  1. 13 Clean tells you when to replace your toothbrush. Let us keep track of the age of your toothbrush so you can focus on more important things. When the month changes, you’ll be reminded it’s time to switch your toothbrush head.
  2. 13 Clean saves you money. One toothbrush for the entire year leads to serious savings. If you divide the cost by 13 brush heads, it comes out to only $1.25 per month and saves you trips to the store.
  3. 13 Clean is available in pink or blue. Pick your favorite color.
  4. 13 Clean is perfect for kids. Kids tend to brush more vigorously than adults which results in toothbrushes fraying more quickly. It also teaches them the months of the year and reinforces the healthy habit of changing toothbrushes.
  5. 13 Clean reduces the risk of illness. People have a hard time remembering when they last changed their toothbrush. The older the brush, the higher the chances of bacteria and germs, which can increase the chances of getting sick.

Practicing good dental hygiene will keep your mouth healthy. Much of the damage to our teeth and gums is self-inflicted. Some key things to remember are:

  • Visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups
  • Brush with your 13Clean Toothbrush in the morning and night
  • Use your Oral Irrigator to “floss” your teeth once a day
  • Squeeze only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto your toothbrush
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue to help remove bacteria and fight bad breath
  • Rinse your toothbrush under running water after brushing
  • Rinse your mouth with water between meals or chew on sugarless gum
  • Limit sugary foods and beverages intake
  • Stop using tobacco

Ensure your toothbrush is working as hard as it should be to keep your teeth, mouth, and gums healthy. It’s time for 13 Clean.

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Karen Welby

Karen is the Social Media and PR Manager for ToiletTree Products.

Originally published at toilettreeproducts.com on October 19, 2016.