Which toothbrush to use is all about
compliance. The best brush is the one someone uses!
The average toothbrush contains about 2,5000 bristles
grouped into about 40 tufts per toothbrush. The tufts
are folded over a metal staple and forced onto pre-cored
holes in the head and fused into the head with heat.
The handle is made of at least two materials, usually
plastic and rubber. The grips used for the handle is:
precision, power, spoon, oblique and distal oblique.
3000B.C. The first toothbrush was a small
stick with frayed ends by the Egyptians.
249 Appolonia, the patron saint of
dentists was burned at the stake after having her teeth
1885 Toothbrushes are mass produced for
the first time.
1896 Colgate introduces toothpaste in
squeezable tube, replacing glass jars.
1938 Nylon bristle are introduced.
1950 Oral-B becomes the first patent
1955 Procter and Gamble introduces Crest
the first fluoridated toothpaste.
1960 ADA recognized Crest as the first
toothpaste to prevent tooth decay.
1960 First electric toothbrush, a Swiss
model is introduced in the US.
1969 Oral B toothbrushes are used on the
Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Crest was the
toothpaste used on all shuttle flights.
1981 First angled toothbrush was made.
1983 Radius toothbrush made.
1984 Star Wars toothbrush was the first
toothbrush made for children.
1984 The Pump tube was introduced.
1986 First character driven toothpaste was
introduced featuring the Muppets.
1991 First bristle indicator were
introduced whose colors fades with use.
2000 Battery powered toothbrushes hit the
marketplace, driving down the prices of power toothbrushes
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