Should you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?
People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria. View full article »
Emmi-dent is the latest oral health tool that removes plaque from your teeth without traditional brushing. Simply hold the bristles on your teeth and Emmi-dent does the work!
Here’s how it works. The Emmi-dent looks like a regular electronic toothbrush with a head full of bristles. But underneath the bristles is a microchip that transmits ultrasonic impulses to your teeth. When using special Emmi-dent nonabrasive toothpaste on the bristles, millions of tiny nanobubbles form and collapse on tooth surfaces, attacking and killing the bacterium that leads to plaque formation in the first place. View full article »
The next time you brush your teeth, examine your toothbrush. Are the bristles straight? Or are they crooked and bent over? Is there dried debris at the base of the bristles? If it’s the latter, you probably are in need of a fresh toothbrush!
Many Americans are concerned about the whiteness of their smiles, but forget to take care of their toothbrush – the tool used to keep their teeth clean. On average, most people use the same toothbrush for nine months. But the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that, over time, toothbrushes can become infested with bacteria. The germs are collected from the mouth and accumulate in the bristles of the toothbrush. And when toothbrushes touch in a family’s storage cup in the bathroom, the germs can spread easily from one family member to another. View full article »