toothbrush Can you live without a toothbrush?

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If this question is meant literally, I'm sure other forms or substances could be used to clean a person's teeth. Dental mouthwashes include anti-plaque substances to fight cavities; sugar-free gum helps to eliminate food particles; and a dental pick or some other form of substitute for the brush (dental floss, dental strips) would suffice if the brush was competely outlawed.

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Of course you could find some other way to keep your teeth clean, but teeth health is very important.  Tooth decay is caused by bits of tartar that build up on your teeth.  If the tartar builds around your gums, it can also lead to gingivitis.

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Anyone can live without a toothbrush. Of course good dental higeine would be more difficult to achieve, but it is possible. Consider the day and age before the toothbrush was invented. At one point people would crush the end of twigs causing them to splinter into shreds, and then they would use the shredded end to scrub at their teeth.

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