Why do we say toothbrush not Teethbrush?
I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the origin of the word “toothbrush”. A student asked me why they call it a “TOOTHBRUSH” and not a “teethbrush”. The word is made up of two nouns – “tooth” and “brush”; thus its an compound noun; but the two words are written together.
Is it bad to brush your teeth 3 times a day?
Is it okay to brush your teeth three times a day? Yes! In fact, brushing three times a day is highly recommended. According to the American Dental Association, you should clean your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
When did we start brushing your teeth?
Modern-day tooth brushing as a regular habit became prevalent in Europe from the end of the 17th century. The first mass-produced toothbrush was developed in England in 1780 by William Addis.
Why does my toothbrush holder smell?
As a general rule, a toothbrush begins to smell bad when it is not able to dry completely between each use. The bacteria and food particles that linger on the toothbrush may be responsible for creating a musty odor after several uses.
Why is toothpaste not called Teethpaste?
So why is it toothpaste instead of teethpaste? The short answer is that English is weird. The long answer is that compound words generally use the singular form of a word to represent the whole, including those involving body parts: hairbrush, footstool, armchair, bookcase, etc.
What is the plural of toothbrush?
toothbrush /ˈtuːθˌbrʌʃ/ noun. plural toothbrushes.