pinoydental.com - Toothbrush
 
logo  

Go to Home Page MyDentSpace Community Submit a Press Release or Blog (For Members) Contact Us

Home arrow Dental Health arrow Toothbrushes
  feedback sitemap
Thursday, 23 November 2017  
Use Xoom to Send Money to the Philippines


Visitors: 25432009

 

 email us  Email Us
 FAQs FAQs
 Info More Info
 Dental Health News Health News
 Dentist Community News Dentist News

 

Dentist Community News
article thumbnailFor Dentists: Community NewsThe Art of Functional Dentistry: Fundamentals of Occlusion and Equilibration by Neeraj Khanna,...

Friday, 03 November 2017 | charlieddm

The Art of Functional Dentistry: Fundamentals of Occlusion and Equilibration by Neeraj Khanna, B.Sc., DDSJanuary 19 - 21, 2018 at theUniversity of the Philippines ManilaCollege of Dentistry3 Day...
Read more...

article thumbnailFor Dentists: Community NewsPSP Quarterly Seminar

Monday, 30 October 2017 | charlieddm

Member, Philippine Society of Periodontology Pinoydental
Read more...

More News
Dental Health News for the General Public
Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesImpeksyon sa sirang ngipin, posibleng mauwi sa komplikasyon kapag napabayaan (GMA NEWS ONLINE)

charlieddm

Ang pagkabulok ng ngipin ay maaaring magdulot ng impeksyon na pwedeng kumalat sa pisngi, sa ilalim ng baba o sa may ilalim ng mata. Ito ay tinatawag na cellulitis at nararapat na bigyan kaagad ng...
Read more...

Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesIsumbong ang mga Pekeng Dentista

charlieddm

Ang (PDA) Philippine Dental Association ay ang tanging kinikilala at pangunahing organisasyon o lupon ng mga lisensyadong dentista sa Pilipinas. Isa sa mga layunin ng organisasyong ito ay mabigyan ng...
Read more...

More News
Kalusugan ng Ngipin at Bibig
Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesPangangalaga ng Ipin ng Diabetic by Dr. Ed Ofilada

charlieddm

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, pumunta sa: www.projectoralhealth.orgAbout the Author:         EDMUND JULIAN L. OFILADA, D.M.D.     ...
Read more...

Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesIsumbong ang mga Pekeng Dentista

charlieddm

Ang (PDA) Philippine Dental Association ay ang tanging kinikilala at pangunahing organisasyon o lupon ng mga lisensyadong dentista sa Pilipinas. Isa sa mga layunin ng organisasyong ito ay mabigyan ng...
Read more...

More News
Events
No Images
Toothbrush PDF Print E-mail

Toothbrush

Three toothbrushes
Three toothbrushes

The toothbrush is an instrument used to clean teeth, consisting of a small brush on a handle. Toothpaste, often containing fluoride, is commonly added to a toothbrush to aid in cleaning. Toothbrushes are offered with varying textures of bristles, and come in many different sizes and forms. Most dentists recommend using a toothbrush labelled "Soft", since firmer bristled toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel and irritate gums as indicated by the American Dental Association. Toothbrushes are often made from synthetic fibers, although natural toothbrushes are also known in many parts of the world.

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Electric toothbrushes
  • 3 See also
  • 4 External links

History

A variety of oral hygiene measures have been used since before recorded history. This has been verified by various excavations done all over the world, in which toothpicks, chewsticks, tree twigs, strips of linen, bird feathers, animal bones and porcupine quills were recovered. The first modern idea of a toothbrush is believed to have been invented in China. However, many other peoples used different forms of toothbrushes. Ancient Indian medicine has used the neem tree and it's products to create toothbrushes and similar products for millenia. In the Muslim world, the miswak, or siwak, made from a twig or root with antiseptic properties is widely used. Rubbing baking soda or chalk against the teeth was also common.

A photo from 1899 showing the use of toothbrush.

A photo from 1899 showing the use of toothbrush.

William Addis of England is credited with creating the first mass-produced toothbrush in 1780. In 1770 he had been placed in jail for causing a riot. While in prison, he decided that the method for teeth brushing of the time – rubbing a rag on one's teeth with soot and salt – could be improved. So he took a small animal bone, drilled small holes in it, obtained some bristles from a guard, tied them in tufts, then passed the bristles through the holes on the bone and glued them. Oral hygiene has drastically improved in the last several decades.

The first patent for a toothbrush was by H. N. Wadsworth in 1850 in the United States, but mass production of the product in America only started in 1885. The rather advanced design had a bone handle with holes bored into it for the Siberian Boar hair bristles. Boar wasn't an ideal material; it retained bacteria, it didn't dry well, and the bristles would often fall out of the brush. It wasn't until World War II, however, that the concept of brushing teeth really caught on in the U.S., in part due to the fact that it was part of American soldiers' regular daily duty to clean their teeth. It was a practice that they brought back to their home life after the conclusion of the war.[citation needed]

A child being shown how to use a toothbrush.
A child being shown how to use a toothbrush.

Natural bristles (from animal hair) were replaced by synthetic fibers, usually nylon, by DuPont in 1938. The first nylon bristle toothbrush, made with nylon yarn, went on sale on February 24, 1938. The first electric toothbrush, the Broxodent, was introduced by Bristol-Myers Squibb at the centennial of the American Dental Association in 1959.

In January 2003, the toothbrush was selected as the number one invention Americans could not live without, beating out the automobile, computer, cell phone, and microwave oven, according to the Lemelson-MIT Invention Index.[1]

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Events Calendar

Events Calendar
No Images
Dentist Community News
article thumbnailFor Dentists: Community NewsThe Art of Functional Dentistry: Fundamentals of Occlusion and Equilibration by Neeraj Khanna,...

Friday, 03 November 2017 | charlieddm

The Art of Functional Dentistry: Fundamentals of Occlusion and Equilibration by Neeraj Khanna, B.Sc., DDSJanuary 19 - 21, 2018 at theUniversity of the Philippines ManilaCollege of Dentistry3 Day...
Read more...

article thumbnailFor Dentists: Community NewsPSP Quarterly Seminar

Monday, 30 October 2017 | charlieddm

Member, Philippine Society of Periodontology Pinoydental
Read more...

More News
Dental Health News for the General Public
Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesOral Health at Cerebral Palsy by Dr. Frances Tan

charlieddm

by: Dr. Frances Tan, Doctor of Dental MedicineUniversity of the Philippines ManilaCollege of DentistryAng Oral Health ay isang importanteng parte patungo sa isang maganda at mabuting kalagayan o...
Read more...

For the Public: Featured Patient ResourceThe American Dental Association on Dental Amalgam

pinoy dental

Fillings, Silver-Colored (Amalgam)Dental amalgam is made from a combination of metals that include mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Sometimes described as “silver-colored” fillings,...
Read more...

More News
Kalusugan ng Ngipin at Bibig
Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesPart 3 of 7: Tabako at Kanser sa Bibig

charlieddm

Sa susunod na oras, 50 na katao ang mamamatay dahil sa paninigarilyo. Itinuturing na sanhi ng halos 25 na sakit ang sigarilyo, habang ang naidudulot nito sa kalusugan ay natukoy na, ang epekto nito...
Read more...

Ngipin atbp...Orig Pinoy Dental ArticlesAno ang "Oral Irrigators"?

charlieddm

Ang "Oral Irrigator"Ang ...
Read more...

More News
Events
No Images

  GENERAL ORAL AND DENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION  
 
 
     

Affordable Dental Care from DentalPlans.com

SEARCH FOR DENTISTS IN YOUR AREA (USA)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CARE AND TREATMENTS

 
 
  1. Teeth whitening
  2. Dental Fillings (Pasta)
  3. Oral Prophylaxis or dental cleaning (Pagpapalinis ng ngipin)
  4. Gum treatment
  5. Wisdom Teeth Removal (Pagpapabunot ng wisdom tooth)
  6. Root Canal
  7. Tooth Extractions (Bunot)
  8. Pit and fissure sealants
  9. Topical Fluoride treatment
  10. Crowns and Bridges (Jacket ng ngipin)
  11. Dentures (Pustiso)
  12. Implants
  13. Braces and Orthodontic treatments
  14. Invisalign
  15. Cosmetic Veneers / Laminates
  16. Maxillo-facial prosthetics
  17. Root restorations
 
     

 Affordable Dental Care from DentalPlans.com

SEARCH FOR DENTISTS IN YOUR AREA (USA)

 

  DENTAL HOME CARE PRODUCTS  
 
  1. Electric Toothbrushes
  2. Water Picks
  3. Dental Flosses
  4. Toothpastes
  5. Manual Toothbrushes
  6. Breath Sprays
  7. Teeth Whitening gels and pastes
  8. Cold Sore Ointments
  9. Sugarless Chewing Gums
  10. Breath Freshening mints and candies
  11. Mouthwashes
 
     
Affordable Dental Care from DentalPlans.com
Can't travel  to the Philippines for Dental Treatment? Get a Discount Dental Plan now!
SEARCH FOR DENTISTS IN YOUR AREA (USA)

 

 

  SPECIAL TOPICS: Dental Health Articles  
 
  1. Smoking
  2. Diabetes
  3. Hypertension
  4. Antibiotics
  5. Painkillers
  6. Home Remedies
  7. Misconceptions and Dental Myths
 
     

 

 

    

 

 
 
MyDentSpace Login
Visit the Philippines for your Dental Treatment Needs

We have 1487 MyDentSpace members registered.
ADVERTISE HERE!
 
Copyright © 2007 pinoydental.com All Rights, Reserved. !