The Christmas toothbrush. Where did the tradition begin?
Was there a fourth Wise Man who brought a toothbrush and toothpaste?
No. No fourth Wise Man.
Stockings were hung by the chimney with care. In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there...with a toothbrush? No. Not really part of that story.
No one really knows where the tradition of toothbrushes in Christmas stockings began. It seems that it was passed on from one generation to another.
This tradition was started during leaner times, as was the orange in the stocking and the chocolate in the stocking.
As many traditions go, this has been passed down for so many generations that no one really knows the beginning and it seems that the majority of those who celebrate Christmas participate in this tradition.
I think that 9 out of 10 dentists would say that the tradition is only complete if you include toothpaste. I think they would also acknowledge that this tradition is severely offset by the amount of Christmas (and other holiday) candy and goodies consumed, making it kind of a funny tradition.
One thing is for sure in all of this, and that is that the manual toothbrush is now being replaced by the electric toothbrush.
Not all of the electric toothbrushes are made equal, however. Some run on AA batteries, which typically don't last that long and can get expensive. They are also bulkier. Others, come with a single replacement head and have limited battery life before needing to recharge.
The toothbrush that I am pictured with is by Bruush (Broosh). Not only is it gorgeous, but it has six modes so that it has my level of comfort and clean in mind.
AND...its replacement heads are subscription based so it’s one less thing for me to have to go out to find, and one less thing for me to have to remember.
They’ve partnered with A Reason To Smile, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving oral health in developing nations. For every brush head refill Bruush ships, they donate a toothbrush, toothpaste and fluoride treatment
Yes! Win!! Now, I am off to Bruush my pearlies.
Check out their link so you can get one for each member of your family this year... ho ho ho🎅