Start Tooth Brushing With Eco-Friendly Bamboo TOOTHBRUSH!
The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums and tongue. As we all know, any individual’s day starts with brushing their teeth.
IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING
An average human may eat about 3-4 times a day. The food we chew partially digests in our mouth and is then swallowed. Some food particles get accumulated over the teeth, between the teeth and also get lodged in some areas like pits of the teeth. The bacteria in the mouth acts on the food debris and converts them into plaque(a sticky substance), which is a major cause for dental decay. This plaque control can be achieved with proper brushing and use of other interdental aids like interdental brushes and dental floss. Thus brushing plays a major role in our daily life.
There are many brushing techniques like
- BASS TECHNIQUE
- MODIFIED BASS TECHNIQUE
- MODIFIED STILLMAN’S TECHNIQUE
- FONES/CIRCULAR/SCRUB METHOD
- LEONARD’S METHOD
- CHARTER’S METHOD
- ROLL TECHNIQUE
- SMITH METHOD etc
Of these, the bass method is the most accepted and effective method for plaque removal. The proper brushing technique is to:
- Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums
- Gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes
- Brush outer, inner and chewing surfaces of the teeth
- To clean the inner surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up and down strokes
TRADITIONAL BRUSHING Vs NEW GENERATION BRUSHING
We give a very little thought about the trials the toothbrushes went through,to arrive at their modern form. And its good to know that humans throughout the time have always considered dental hygiene an important part of life.
The very first toothbrushes date back to ancient Egyptian empires around 3500 BC. They were basically twigs that people would chew on until they became soft enough for them to brush away unwanted build up on the teeth.The chewing sticks made of Salvadora Persica branches were believed to have healing and antiseptic properties.
The invention of the first bristled toothbrush was credited to Chinese in the late 15th century. They used the hair of Siberian wild boar as bristles, manipulated onto the bamboo sticks. During the world war 1, the brushes with celluloid handles were widely used. Animal hair bristles were used until 1937, when Wallace H.Carothers invented nylon bristles. The first nylon toothbrush with a plastic handle was manufactured in 1938 and still continues to dominate the market with approximately 80% of the sales worldwide.
A more recent advancement in oral hygiene routine accounts for the invention of an electric toothbrush. As the name states, it operates on electricity or battery power. They are more efficient and are recommended to those with poor brushing skills. These powered brushes are proved to be more effective in plaque removal and are easier to use compared to a manual brush.
FEATURES OF A BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH AND WHY TO USE IT
Most of the people today hardly give much thought, but thanks to the rising awareness of plastic pollution, most of us are considering our everyday choices. The use of plastic is increasing at a faster rate worldwide. Unfortunately, most of the plastic wastes end up in seas, posing a risk to marine life and their habitat.
With this as the main concern, we would like to feature an eco-friendly toothbrush where plastic is replaced by the natural bamboo, which is biodegradable.
WHY BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH
Most of the toothbrushes are made of plastic, which when discarded takes thousands of years to degrade, releasing toxic chemicals like BPA into the environment.
Bamboo, on the other hand, is grass that grows naturally and is also considered a sustainable resource.
The whole discussion above, at the core, shows that a bamboo toothbrush is an environmentally conscious product and an individual really feels good to contribute to a better tomorrow.
Now is the best time to switch to bamboo for good and shop today from ANIMAL MARK store (click here) and also gift your friend to bring a change in them to build a better community as a team.
Author: Ramya Trilochana
Content Writer: Sri Lekha