Toothbrish Horrors: Look Away Now

Mouths are considered to be one of the dirtiest parts of our body, and when you think about it this is clearly justified. To start with, there are bits of food debris left there after we have eaten, which can result in tooth decay and gum problems, plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and, especially when we are suffering from a cold, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for germs.

Colgate are world leaders in all things dental, and there are more Colgate toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste in British bathrooms than any other. Their outstanding range of toothbrushes called 360° do exactly what their name suggests, and removes all the nasties in your mouth that you really don’t want lurking there. Did you know, however, that the germs you remove from your mouth then live on in your toothbrush?

A new video release aims to highlight the damage these germs do, especially when you have had a cold. Quite simply, the germs removed from your mouth will go back in there and cause the cold to re-occur if you don’t replace your toothbrush. While many are sticklers for replacing their brush every 3 months, there are few that do it after being ill.

A new ad highlighting what is living in your toothbrush isn’t pretty, but certainly gets the message across. We are shown, in animated form, the germs living in the bristles, and they have an in depth conversation into how naive the owner of the toothbrush, Dave, is for not replacing the brush after being ill, and what a shock he is going to get when they find their way back into his mouth and trigger off the cold again.

The moral of the tale is simple; if you enjoy feeling rotten and full of cold keep using the same toothbrush, if not, then bin it and bring out a shiny new one where there is nothing nasty lurking in the bristles.