Despite the many strong advertising messages which suggest otherwise, not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. Some teeth are too deeply stained, or are otherwise resistant to the effects of whitening gels. Other teeth may whiten a little, but fail to achieve the individual’s full expectations.
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
It’s one of those things some of us are guilty of—packing everything needed for your trip away, only to find out you failed to include your toothbrush or floss!
Two minutes—that’s how long you are advised to brush your teeth to make sure all surfaces are cleaned. But makers of one toothbrush say that their product can effectively and efficiently clean teeth in as fast as six seconds (!). Makers of the Blizzident toothbrush explain that the brush contains about 400 bristles. To use …Read More
Did you know that brushing your teeth immediately after a meal can do more harm than good to your teeth? That is because when you eat or drink something acidic, the pH in your mouth drops and can take some time to go back to its normal level. This low pH environment in your …Read More
If you’re one of those people who’s into self improvement apps, here’s one for you. Oral-B recently launched an app that will help the user visualise the quality of his/her brushing sessions. According to the product’s description, it has “ a timer function with quadrant guide for even and thorough cleaning throughout the mouth and …Read More
We all know that we should brush your teeth twice a day. This is as important for children as it is for adults. However, research shows that some adults struggle to get their kids to brush their teeth twice a day. In the past, it was assumed that parents who find it difficult to brush …Read More
Astronauts need good oral health to qualify for space travel but how do they maintain healthy teeth in space? On Earth the most basic activity for keeping teeth clean is brushing— and it’s exactly the same for astronauts. But how they do that, given the weightless conditions in space. How do they rinse and where …Read More
Dentists advise that you brush for a full two minutes—but are you really able to keep track of your brushing? An interesting product from Beam lets you know if you’ve brushed enough. It is a Bluetooth-connected toothbrush that monitors when you last brushed your teeth and for how long. It transmits the data to a …Read More