How much toothpaste do you regularly use? If it’s enough to cover the whole brush, then it’s definitely far too much.
You probably try and squeeze out enough to cover the length of your brush because of all the commercials you’ve seen, but when it comes to toothpaste, less is more. It’s been reported by the Australian Dental Association that only “one pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste” is required for each brush.
For children, use of too much toothpaste can result in dental fluorosis, which can cause their teeth to become stained or discoloured. And whilst this isn’t a worry with adults, as their teeth have fully developed, use of too much toothpaste is still a waste.
So the next time you brush your teeth, pay attention to how much toothpaste you use. The slower your current tube runs out, the more money you save. And that’s a win in everyone’s book.