While at Blogher, I had an amazing opportunity to visit the Colgate Palmolive Headquarters with Collective Bias. While there, we listened to the representatives of Colgate and Softsoap talk about what the company and their mission.
I learned that you need to change your toothbrush often, at least every 3 months. No really, once you read the statistics I am about to show you, you will run to change your toothbrush.
How much Bacteria do you think you are carrying in your mouth right now?
Much more than your
that should make you shiver and re-think your oral care routine.
Important information to remember about your toothbrush from Colgate:
- Make sure you let your toothbrush dry out between uses.
- After using your toothbrush, shake it vigorously under tap water and store it in an upright position so that it can air out.
- To prevent cold and flu viruses from being passed between brushes, try to keep your toothbrush from touching others when it is stored.
- Keep your toothbrushes at least 6 feet from your toilet, ideally behind a door such as a medicine cabinet.
Colgate has a great kids campaign about Invisible Nasties here: http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/OC/Information/Invisible-Nasties.cvsp
Some members of Collective Bias have some great ideas on how to get kids involved with learning about Invisible Nasties here:
While at Colgate Headquarters, we also learned about the importance of washing your hands. They have some great information for kids http://www.colgate.com/app/LatherUpForGoodHealth/US/EN/Kids-Activities.cvsp
Another great feature that Colgate.com offers is printable coupons! Sign up for coupons from Colgate Palmolive here: http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/PC/SpecialOffers.cvsp?Section=PersonalCare