“Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches

Dental News “Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches September 16, 2008 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – A toothbrush made from a twig can kill some bacteria without even touching them, a study suggests. Swedish researchers did a study with the miswak, also called the siwak and chewing stick. It is used for oral hygiene […]

Choosing a Toothbrush: The Pros and Cons of Electric and Disposable

Dental News Choosing a Toothbrush: The Pros and Cons of Electric and Disposable Reviewed by Matthew Hoffman, MD on July 10, 2008 You can’t overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene — not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of […]

Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers

Dental News Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006: “Both manual and powered brushes are capable of doing a good job,” said Dr. Bill Weaver, a PDA member dentist from Brookville. “It is the manipulation of the brush and the important soft bristles that determine the quality of the cleaning. Individual […]

Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum

Dental News Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum Thu Mar 10,2005 8:52 PM ETBy ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE – An additive that provides the minerals used by teeth to rebuild themselves could find its way into products ranging from toothpaste to chewing gum, University of Maryland researchers say.   Calcium and phosphorous ions […]

Innovative Illuminated Toothbrush To Aid Children In Learning Proper Brushing Techniques

Dental News Innovative Illuminated Toothbrush To Aid Children In Learning Proper Brushing Techniques 12/14/2004  Company’s New Fire Fly Toothbrush Flashes for 60 Seconds Teaching Kids Compliance with Oral Health Care Buena Park, CA — Dr. Fresh, one of the fastest growing toothbrush manufacturers in the world, has introduced a highly innovative means for parents to educate […]

Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job

Dental News Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job February 12, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dentists say you should replace your toothbrush every three months. But they didn’t have statistics to back them up. Now, research supports the idea that older toothbrushes don’t work as well as new ones. The research compared new toothbrushes […]

Video toothbrush hunts ‘debris’

Dental News Video toothbrush hunts ‘debris’ Thursday, 26 July, 2001, 00:15 GMT 01:15 UK Toothbrush promises the latest in oral hygiene A Japanese company is developing a video toothbrush to help people ensure they clean their teeth thoroughly. When food gets trapped in the teeth and gums it rots and causes bad breath and decay. […]

Electric Vs. Manual: Toothbrushes

Dental News Electric Vs. Manual: Toothbrushes, Not Typewriters June 20, 2000 Original broadcast date: February 15, 2000 A lot of you probably use or have tried electric toothbrushes or even the new ultrasound gadgets, but have you ever wondered just how good they are compared to a regular toothbrush? I used an electric toothbrush for […]

Recyclable toothbrush launched

Dental News Recyclable toothbrush launched in US Wednesday, September 8,1999 6:53 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health)- Most American homes and offices now have bins for recycling cans, bottles, and paper. A Massachusetts company wants to add one more item to the recycling list: its brand of toothbrushes. Toothbrushes account for over 50 million pounds […]