The Best Toothbrushes

When it comes to your teeth, you should really spare no expense to ensure you are properly cleaning and maintaining your mouth. But with so many different brands and toothbrush styles, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for everyday people to find the proper toothbrush. I found a comprehensive article which breaks down some of the best toothbrushes available right now and I thought I should share some of what they found. Here is a list of 5 toothbrushes that you should consider using.

1 – Oral-B Pro SmartSeries 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth

This toothbrush offers five different brushing modes, including both a sensitive and massage setting. The brush head actually simulates the cleaning action of professional dentistry tools. The toothbrush even lights up when you brush your teeth too hard. This pack includes a travel case, wireless SMartGuide, family toothbrush head holder, and a small-footprint charging station.

2 – The Original Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush By Smilex

This toothbrush combines sonic and ultrasonic technology to remove food and plaque above and below the gum line. This technology promotes variation in cleaning, which thoroughly cleans the teeth and destroys potentially harmful bacteria on toothbrush bristles without using ultraviolet or other sources. Although it is the most expensive option on this list, it offers a thorough cleanser that helps to improve your oral health.

3 – Pursonic High Power Rechargeable Sonic

This toothbrush has three brushing modes, stain-fighting technology, and sonic wave technology for deep cleaning. This pack comes with 12 brush heads, so you get a great value for the price. You also get a storage base that holds up to six color-coded brush heads at a time, which means that multiple people could use this toothbrush by just swapping out the brush head.

4 – Health HP-STX Ultra High Powered Sonic

This toothbrush offers three brushing modes and a comfortable, waterproof handle. It also has a feature that automatically shuts off the brush after two minutes. THe toothbrush even activates an automatic alert when the same area is brushed for over 30 seconds. This pack includes 10 colored toothbrush heads as well making it perfect for multiple users.

5 – Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush

This toothbrush is a more cost efficient option that does an excellent job. This toothbrush does a great job for people with braces, dentures, veneers and other dental work. It offers a two-minute smartimer as well which helps to enforce the recommended brushing times. For new users, the Sonicare’s easy-start option slowly increases the toothbrushes power over the first 12 usages to help you adjust to a power toothbrush. This product includes a charger base and a soft travel case and travel cap.

 

3 Oral Hygiene Upgrades That Will Save You Money

1. Invest in an electric toothbrush.

How will it save me money at the dentist?

By investing in an electric toothbrush– which is totally worth the splurge– you’re letting technology do way more than your hand ever will. A high quality electric toothbrush will produce anywhere from 7,500 to 30,000 rotations per minute. By comparison, your wrist will average about 300 strokes in the same amount of time. It’s really a no brainer. An electric toothbrush will keep your teeth healthier and whiter for longer. Also, who wants to shell out cash to take care of cavities when a small investment can help prevent them in the first place?

 

2. Don’t ditch the straw

How will it save me money at the dentist?

Maybe you think it’s dorky, but keeping the straw is something your teeth will be sure to thank you for. Drinks like citrus juices, soda, and coffee can wear on the enamel or stain the teeth. The way to minimize this damage is by using a straw. But Temple University’s Mohammed Bassiouny, DMD, PhD, MSc tells us to place the straw towards the back of the mouth. That way, the liquid is in contact with the teeth for a shorter amount of time.

 

3. Get on a “Teeth Diet”

How will it save me money at the dentist?

No, we’re not trying to get your teeth to lose weight. But some foods are better for your pearly whites than others.  Live Science drummed up a list of 8 foods that promote healthy teeth, and I encourgae you to dig in! Suggestions included cheese, which is correlated with a drop in oral pH (acid levels); and crunchy foods like cucumbers, which disturb and loosen plaque.

 

Now Shine On, You Toothy Diamonds!

 

High-Acidity Drinks Part of Triple Threat

It has long been an accepted fact that acidic beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit juices and sports drinks, have the power to do damage to the health of the consumer’s teeth.  This has always been particularly accepted in the case of children, who have actively developing dental health.  But there lies a huge misconception has arisen: if the child brushes their teeth immediately after drinking the acidity beverage, the damage can be reduced.  However, according to the work of dental researchers at the University of Adelaide published in the Journal of Dentistry and summarized in Science Daily, this theory has been proven to be incorrect.

Cola in a glass

The acidity in drinks such as these can cause damage as soon as they are consumed/

In their studies, the researchers were able to demonstrate lifelong damage done by acidity to the teeth within the first thirty seconds of consumption. This research, by the way, is groundbreaking in it’s own right; this has not been able to be modeled and studied previously.  The University’s Craniofacial Biology Research Group conducted the study, an organization that is part of the Centre for Orofacial Research and Learning.  Chelsea Mann, an Honors student with the University’s School of Dentistry, headed the research, with the help of Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar, who served as the corresponding author on the paper.  They found that the erosion caused by the consumption of drinks high in acid does lead to compromised dental health, to the point that complex and extensive rehabilitation may be required.

However, the acid found in drinks is not the only issue; it serves as one part of what the researchers termed as the triple threat to dental health for children.  The acid from drinks combined with many undiagnosed issues with reflux and a habit of grinding one’s teeth at night can create serious dental problems.  Fortunately, these concerns can be prevented to some extent.  If parents monitor the number of acidity drinks their child consumes, it can cut back on reflux issues that spur on further deterioration of enamel.