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A brush used for cleaning teeth.
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A device invented by Englishman William Addis during his imprisonment in 1770 for inciting a riot.
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Dentistry A device invented by an English prisoner, Wm Addis who saved a bone from his dinner, bored holes in it and wedged hard bristles, probably from a broom into the holes; once released, he became the Rockefeller of dental care
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A bristled or filamented home-care dental device intended to clean teeth, gums, and tongue.
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Patient discussion about toothbrush

Q. modificatiobns of toothbrushes and newer versions different types of brush-heads and their benefits with diagrams

A. not depended clinical trials about the differences of toothbrushes showed there are minor differences in efficiency. it's not the toothbrush but what do you do with it that counts.

Q. Which type of toothbrush is the best? Electric or regular?

A. i think that is the most ancient debate of them all ? longer then mankind itself ?. Some people say that, other say this- but the truth is it doesn’t matter. It’s how you use the toothbrush that counts. If used properly even the simplest toothbrush can be satisfying.

Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)? last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.

A. Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush

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Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated, "We recommend that our patients use a sonic toothbrush, because it cleans better, and helps maintain better oral health.
(clockwise from above) Design Go Battery-operated Sonic Toothbrush; Design Go Travel Iron; Skross World Traveller; Micro Samsonite; UV Monkey; Dual Cylinder Travel Speakers
P&G had partnered with Philips to create the IntelliClean system, which pumps liquid Crest toothpaste directly on the brush of a Sonicare brand sonic toothbrush. But Christy Mommsen-Strottman, brand manager for Sonicare, said Philips has shifted away focus from IntelliClean and that the original launch won't be supported.
If you are into your gadgets, you might like to know that the SynchroSonic Plus Advanced Action Sonic Toothbrush, pounds 39.95, can reach speeds of up 40,000 strokes per minute.
The SenSonic Plus Plaque Control System mounts the familiar Water Pik with its reservoir container on the same molded base as the SenSonic Plus sonic toothbrush. Sleekly designed to take up minimum space, there is room for four color-coordinated interchangeable brush heads and matching piks, allowing various family members to use this versatile machine.
Brush Buddies, an oral care company based in Fontana, Calif., in keeping with its goal of "making brushing fun" released a new sonic toothbrush that brings consumers a "fresh-out-of-the-dentist clean feeling at drug store prices," the company says.
introduced the Oral-B Pulsonic, which the company described as Oral-B's slimmest and lightest rechargeable sonic toothbrush. The product, which carries a suggested retail price of $69.99, promises to whiten teeth in two weeks by reducing surface stains on teeth by up to 94%.
We've got some gorgeous gifts for Mum, too, including a digital camera, a top of the range sonic toothbrush and Remington Gold Wet2Straight Wide Straighteners.