For years, we’ve all heard it said that you should replace your toothbrush about every 3 months. But have you ever thought about why?

It turns out that part of the reason is that your toothbrush can have germs living on it.

It makes sense, really. A 2003 study in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology showed that your mouth can be home to hundreds of different types of microorganisms. Why wouldn’t some of those end up on your toothbrush when you brush?

What’s worse, though, is that (according to the American Dental Association) some studies have shown that bacteria can live for weeks and even grow on your toothbrush. In fact it’s worse on hollow-head power toothbrushes—up to 3,000 times worse, according to a recent study at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry.

If you’ve ever wondered why your cold or other illness just kept coming back, perhaps the culprit was living right there in your bathroom all along. (As an aside, you don’t want to store your toothbrush in a closed container like a medicine cabinet or drawer, because the lack of circulating air can increase mold and bacteria growth.)

The Biggest Reason to Replace Your Toothbrush…

Aside from the colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms that could be thriving on your toothbrush, the most important reason to replace it regularly is because it gets worn.

Sharon Cooper, PhD, a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry says, “Frayed bristles will not clean the teeth and gums adequately.”

Obviously, the whole reason we go through this exercise of brushing our teeth, gums and tongue is because we want to do a good job of keeping them clean.

We Know You Aren’t Replacing Your Toothbrush Often Enough

It’s a pain to remember, isn’t it?

Let’s face it. Sometimes we forget to do it. But never fear… your friends at TUNG are here to help. For a limited time, we’re offering a free toothbrush with every order (a $3.99 value!). Unfortunately, this deal has expired!

That’s right, just pick up the Original TUNG Brush, or maybe a tube of the Original TUNG Gel, and we’ll throw in a toothbrush just to make sure you’ve got a fresh one. Better yet, make the most of the deal and pick up one of our Starter Packs—built just for you or perhaps you and your significant other—and enjoy the benefits of the world’s most effective tongue cleaner.

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