We’re supposed to use our toothbrushes at least twice daily to keep our teeth and gums clean and healthy. But – surprise! – our brushes might not be as clean as we think. Given enough time, a lot of nasty things can be found lurking between the bristles. Scientists estimate that there are on average 1.2 million microscopic organisms (!) on every toothbrush.
My name is Jonathan Yeung and I am the owner of Brewery District Dental in New Westminster, British Columbia. Having seen my dad work as a dentist since I was a kid, I decided I’d follow in his footsteps at the tender age of 8 (I’m joking – it was more like 12 or 13).