Hair Care More Important to Americans than Dental Care

This most likely surprises no one. According to a recent survey, Americans spend $100 billion annually on hair care products and only $2 billion on dental care products. Granted, most people burn through shampoo and mousse more quickly than a tube of toothpaste, but this doesn’t entirely account for the vast difference between $100 and $2 billion.

Are hair products also more expensive than dental products? Quite possibly. However, this statistic also points out how few dental care products people actually buy. If everyone was as good about replacing their toothbrushes, buying toothpaste, and flossing, these dollar amounts would be much closer together.

Everyone should replace their toothbrushes every 3 months, or sooner if the bristles have been flattened before that time. You should also go through at least one spool of floss in three months.

Just think…every time you buy a new bottle of shampoo or conditioner (probably conditioner as you will use less of it), think if it is time to replace a toothbrush. Next time you replace your scrunchies, ask yourself when you last bought a new toothbrush or floss. If you can’t remember when, it’s definitely time to replace your toothbrush. If you can’t remember when you last bought floss, then you probably aren’t flossing enough.

Remember, the more you spend in upkeep with your dental products means the less you get to spend in a dental office fixing problems.

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