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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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However, Grbic noted there is a low chance that using another person's toothbrush could make you sick.
He adds that Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart is the first power toothbrush to alert users when to replace a brush head based on individual brushing behavior.
The music feature is enabled only when the toothbrush head is in contact with the child?s teeth or inside the mouth.
But as I was brushing my teeth and tongue near the throat, I swallowed the toothbrush which was lodged in my throat," he said.
They opted for endoscopic technology since the toothbrush was rigid and could not pass fixed parts of the duodenum.
we wash our hands, or worse, by bacteria from an open-flushed toilet.Nasties that fall from toilet spray remain airborne long enough to settle on surfaces throughout the bathroom.And if you drop your toothbrush on the floor, the five second rule does not apply.It picks up airborne bacteria that has settled on the floor and everything else that people traipse through via their feet.
All participants were given standard instructions on toothbrushing and toothbrush storage to minimize bias in the study.
* Completely dry your toothbrush in between brushing sessions.
The flexible middle opening receives any toothbrush including children's toothbrushes.
Different methods for toothbrush disinfection have been investigated.
It's National Smile Month (May 18 - June so give your grin extra gleam with an electric toothbrush, writes POLLY WEEKS COLGATE PROCLINICAL A1500 (PS170, from ERGONOMICALLY, this is one of the most satisfying and comfortable electric toothbrushes, but that's not the only reason it's a good buy.