The effectiveness of cleaning your teeth with a manual toothbrush compared to an electric toothbrush is commonly debated today. There’s an assumption that the modern day electric replacement is far superior to the good old-fashioned manual toothbrush.
One of the notorious players of Team Tooth Decay, Neglected Toothbrush is actually easy to beat—all it takes is to have that “shaggy dog” toothbrush replaced! Most dentists recommend that you change your toothbrushes every three months. The normal wear and tear of three months of using your toothbrush make it ineffective in removing plaque …Read More
An electric or power toothbrush is simply a toothbrush that uses electric power to move the brush head. Modern electric toothbrushes are usually powered by a rechargeable battery. The bristles on the brush heads generally move in a side-to-side manner or rotate clockwise then anticlockwise: this latter movement was pioneered by Oral-B in 1991. The …Read More
Last week we looked at the history of the original power toothbrush: the Broxodent, which was a strong competitor in the power toothbrush marketplace for about 30 years. This week we’ll look at its main early competitor in the US in the 1960s… Shortly after the Broxodent was introduced to the US market in the …Read More
Power toothbrushes are on our mind this month, so we thought it would be interesting to look back at the history of the Electric Toothbrush! It seems that the first electric toothbrush to be successfully developed for manufacture and distribution was designed in 1954 in Switzerland by Dr Phillippe-Guy Woog. The brush was called the …Read More