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February 24th - Featuring Toothbrush Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Brushing Teeth, CC0 Public Domain on MaxPizel
February 24th is... Nylon Toothbrush Birthday (1938), National Tortilla Chip Day, Academy Awards Night, Twin Peaks Day, World Bartender Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day, National Dance Day, National Muffin Day, Gregorian Calendar Day, World Yoga Day, Forget Me Not Day, Flag Day (Mexico), Independence Day/Iseseisvuspäev (Estonia), Dragobete (Romania), Día de la Bandera, St. Matthias' Day
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: America Brushes Up: The Use and Marketing of Toothpaste and Toothbrushes in the Twentieth Century | Paperback: 238 pages | by Kerry Segrave (Author). Publisher: McFarland (January 27, 2010)Nylon Toothbrush Birthday (1938)
-- It was as late as 1938 synthetic materials (notably nylon) started replacing the animal-hair bristles. The first nylon toothbrush to go on sale was Doctor West's Miracle Toothbrush, which was made available for mass consumption on February 24, 1938.
Read: America Brushes Up: The Use and Marketing of Toothpaste and Toothbrushes in the Twentieth Century
-- This excursion into American cultural history looks at the toothpaste and toothbrush industries from 1900 to 2008. During these years, America moved from cleaning their teeth mostly with homemade powders to using an enormous array of brands, often applied with an electric toothbrush. From early 20th century products like Forhan's (which cured pyorrhea) to the whiteners of the 1920s (which unfortunately also removed tooth enamel), and from paste which eliminated that clinging film and to copywriters who wondered where the yellow went, the history of toothpaste has long been a testament to the power of misleading advertising.
Image: Dr. West's Miracle Tuft Toothbrush, print ad. Full Page Color Illustration (animal bristle troubles ended forever...) Original Vintage 1939 The Saturday Evening Post Magazine Print Art• Dr. West's Miracle Tuft Toothbrush print ad -- If you are looking for an unusual piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly limited-edition prints are perfect. Vintage prints are extraordinary snapshots of our past. As conversation pieces they are unequaled. This beautiful old print is an actual piece of our history. Any of these, increasingly rare, works of art are also some of the most thoughtful (and personal) gifts you can give. Unlike so many other gifts, this allows you to present someone a piece of the past.
• 5 Pack Charcoal Toothbrush -- NEW IMPROVED TOOTHBRUSH DESIGNED TO REMOVE UP TO 99% OF PLAQUE IN HARD-TO-REACH AREAS – are you looking for quality toothbrush which can easily reach hard-to-reach areas and properly clean your mouth? Dental Expert's toothbrush pack is designed to eliminate up to 99% of plaque with total convenience.
• Toothbrush Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch The Toothbrush Family | The bathroom world of the Toothbrush Family is full of surprises - mischievous plastic dinosaurs, runaway pegs, fan-induced blizzards, and dancing shoes... there's even a tooth fairy. All the more fun for the imaginative young toothbrushes, Molly and Max, who spend their days exploring with their friends Susie Sponge, Flash Flouride, and Countess de Comb

The Toothbrush Family

Amazon Freebies:
Read Toothbrush ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Toothbrush apps
Free Toothbrush games
Watch Toothbrush Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Toothbrush Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Toothbrush

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
• FREE Rainbow Themed Eco-Friendly Giving Brush | Shipping not included
• Free Printable Tooth Brushing Chart and Punch Card
Tooth-Brushing Chart | Sesame Street in Communities
Tooth brushing songs | Fun ways to encourage brushing
• Printable Tooth Brush Labels - The Idea Room
• Free Printable Chart For Kid Cavity Fighters- Making Brushing Teeth Fun
• Dentist Coloring pages featuring Tooth Coloring Printables
Here's what you need to build your own Bristle Bot
I Brush My Teeth Booklet and Craft
• Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles Resource Pack

National Tortilla Chip Day
- The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by Texas businessman Elmer Doolin. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. Its popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies.

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