Odontophobia; fear of going to the dentist. This is me in a nutshell, and as such I have be on top of my oral care so I can avoid the dentist at all costs, and because of this I happen to know things like how often you should be changing your toothbrush. Did you know the optimum time to change your toothbrush is not only every 2-3 months, but also before the bristles fray and after you’ve been ill. If the answer is no, you are not alone with an estimated 75% not replacing their toothbrush when they are supposed to, and this is where Brushbox comes in as your saviour.
No more worrying about remembering to put a new toothbrush or a top up of toothpaste on your shopping list, Brushbox will send you a new toothbrush and toothpaste direct to your door every other month. Not only are their toothbrushes 100% recyclable but you can customise the box to your family size and age. There is a maximum of 4 people to one box, I imagine beyond that point the box wouldn’t fit through the letterbox and one of the main aims of Brushbox is to give you piece of mind.
I was sent a box containing a toothbrush, two tubes of toothpaste, a tongue cleaner and dental floss. Aside from the toothpaste all items in my box are from the add on selections for your subscription but are all such a bargain price they wouldn’t break the bank if you wanted to add these in. The Curved Bamboo Toothbrush, which comes in 6 different bristle colours, is 50p extra per person per month, and the dental floss and tongue cleaner are both£1 per person per month, which the option of being only £1.50 per person per month if you want both included in your box. For more information on any of the contents please refer to the Brushbox Products page.
For a family of 4 the most you would pay on a subscription box is £33.96 every 2 months if you went for the upgrades, which works out at just £4.25 per person per month. This box would contain either a Curved Bamboo Toothbrush or Smooth Bamboo, 8 tubes of toothpaste, 4 tongue cleaners and 4 lots of dental floss. The cheapest option would be a box containing just the Pure Toothbrush and 8 tubes of toothpaste, you get 2 tubes per person, and that would be £19.96, which works out at £2.5o each, and would be delivered every 2 months.
If you are thinking it doesn’t matter if you are not particularly efficient with your oral care, then here’s some stats for you. The average amount of fillings adults have are 7, with 80% having at least 1. 66% have visible plaque, which impacts a lot of people’s self-confident, and 48% of the population are unhappy with their teeth, and 29% regularly suffer from dental pain. And it’s not just adults, tooth decay is the top reason for children taking time off school and is also the number one reason for hospital admissions for children between the ages of 5 – 9.
Don’t be a part of these statistics, look after your teeth and if you like the sound of Brushbox use my discount code TANYA50 to get 50% off your first month. That’s a mere £1.25 for a standard box or £2.13 for an upgraded box, surely that’s too good of a deal to miss out on. If you need some tips and tricks to get the most from your bathroom-brushing technique take a look at the Brushbox blog.