Category Archives: Toothbrushes

Types of toothbrushing methods


To cleanse the occlusal surfaces of teeth, the tips of the bristles should be worked into the pits and fissures with enough vibration to loosen and dislodge all debris. Continue reading

Toothbrush sanitizer

People all across the world utilize a toothbrush sanitizer to rid their toothbrushes off the plethora of germs and bacteria that thrive on them. These germs are believed to be one of the leading causes of various ailments such as Candida, cold and flu, Listeria, Salmonella, E. Coli, Meningitis, Herpes, and HIV etc. Continue reading

Ancient Toothbrushes

The very first toothbrush was introduced around 3500BC. These toothbrushes are in the form of “chewing sticks”. These sticks are taken from trees such as Garcinia kola and Govania lupiloides.The ends of a stick are chewed on until the fibres of the wood have frayed and take the form of a brush, which can then be used to clean teeth. This type of toothbrush was used by the Egyptians and Babylonians, and was probably the ancestors of the Miswak toothbrushes which are used the same way as chewing sticks. The difference is that they are made from the branches of the Salvadora persica tree, which have healing and antiseptic qualities. Miswak is still used today and even considered to be superior to modern tooth brushes by some. It is especially popular amongst Muslim communities.


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How do I Preserve Toothbrushes?

Taking proper care of toothbrushes is an important part of dental hygiene and leads to better oral health and a longer-lasting toothbrush. Today, toothbrushes are so much part of everyday life that most people do not give much thought to how they’re used. Just brush and forget about them. But consider that people put these dental implements in their mouths twice a day, every day, and it becomes clear that taking care of toothbrushes becomes an important part of oral hygiene. Continue reading

How to Use an Electric Toothbrush to Brush Teeth


An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush usually powered by a battery to move the brush head. Electric toothbrushes can be battery-operated or rechargeable, and can be of rotary or sonic movements. Most powered toothbrush manufacturers do not recommend a specific brushing method; however, the electric brushes should be used in a specified manner. Continue reading

Toothbrushing Basics

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Various methods of tooth brushing have been recommended and classified to the type of motion performed by the brush. In reality it does not matter exactly how a toothbrush is used, as long as plaque is effectively removed without trauma to the gums. Where plaque still persists, the dental professional should teach effective oral hygiene. The recommended toothbrushing method will depend upon the dexterity of the individual as well as the position of the teeth. The vibratory Bass technique is the most useful and will be described in detail. Continue reading

Do Electric Toothbrushes Really Work Better Than Regular Ones?


In most developed countries, the number of powered or electric toothbrush products sold has increased dramatically in recent years. An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush usually powered by a battery to move the brush head. Most modern electric toothbrushes have a small, circular head which performs oscillating (having periodic vibrations), rotating or counter-rotational movements. Some models have timers which give useful feedback to the user on the time spent on brushing. Continue reading

How Does Plaque Affect the Teeth?

What is dental plaque?

Dental plaque is a biofilm (consists of bacteria, saliva )  which is found on tooth surface. It is normally pale yellow in color and initially can be scraped/removed by tooth brushing and flossing. Continue reading

How to Evaluate Electric-Toothbrush Brands

A majority of dental problems, such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease and bad breath can be prevented by simple, home oral care. Unfortunately most of us don’t do a very good job of it. Using an electric toothbrush can alleviate many of the mistakes we make when brushing our teeth, from applying too much pressure, or just not brushing long enough. Electric toothbrushes are powered-tooth cleaners that are designed to give a deep cleaning to get rid of plaque and food debris within the mouth. Some electric toothbrushes can retail for less than $20 while other higher-end models run upwards of $100. Here are some things to look for to get the best electric toothbrush for yourself and your family. Continue reading

Best Toothbrush for Periodontal Disease

Best toothbrush for periodontal disease
The importance of oral hygiene has been highlighted over the years and recently awareness has been created as it is not only for good dental health but one’s overall well-being. Gum disease is a major risk factor and has been associated with serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, strokes, respiratory disease, digestive disorders, pancreatic cancer and preterm low birth weight
babies. It begins with bacteria invading the gums and populating in great amounts destructing the tooth tissues and supporting tissues. If the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis) if left untreated, it can progress to more severe gum disease (periodontitis).
Periodontitis comes with swollen and bleeding gums, recession, tooth sensitivity, root decay, loose tooth leading to tooth loss in advanced cases. The best way for treating gum disease is by regular brushing and flossing. It is essential for one to administer proper brushing techniques with the right toothbrush for the health of their gums and prevent tooth loss as well as fighting against other health challenges. There are various types of toothbrushes available in the market, with newer products seems better than
previous ones. Hence, the confusion arises to select the best toothbrush to care for their teeth and gums. Continue reading