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.

 

The Forgotten Danger of Periodontitis

We’re all too familiar with the frightening statistics that show how diseases and conditions such as heart disease and obesity are major health crises, at least in America. And when we think of the world’s health, diseases such as malaria or any number of disorders arising from nutritional deficiencies may enter the picture, too.

But did you know one of the most prevalent health conditions in the world has to do with oral health and hygiene? Yes, you read that right– severe periodontitis is ranked sixth, overall. In case you didn’t know, periodontitis is an inflammation of the periodontium. Bacteria infect not only the roots of the teeth, but surrounding gums as well, and cause symptoms such as severe bleeding and pus production. Eventually, this leads to a breakdown of the bone and tissue structures supporting the teeth.

A set of fine looking teeth

Practice good oral hygiene in order to prevent diseases like periodontitis.

The research, first published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research in a paper titled “Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression”, reveals that about 743 million people suffer from this disease. In the populations that were surveyed, the incidence of the disease had a gradual increase with age, but between age 30 and 40, there was a sharp increase. By publishing this paper, the researchers hope to bring attention to severe periodontitis and the public health issue it causes. [Read more…]