The earliest form of toothbrushes were small pieces of twigs that were rubbed against the teeth to eliminate bits and pieces of food and debris.

Over many centuries, it has developed from featuring bristles into what we now have. It is safe to say that the toothbrush has come a long way. DuPont de Nemours developed the toothbrush with nylon bristles, which we commonly see today, in the 1930’s.

Today, plenty of toothbrush options exist in the market. When it comes down to choice, you can pick an electric one, a soft toothbrush, a battery powered toothbrush or even a hard toothbrush. In oral hygiene, overestimations are unheard of. Nevertheless, can a different toothbrush from what you are used to make dental hygiene more fun?


If you are not totally committed to your oral hygiene, there is a chance that you might be doing something wrong. This could be as simple as using the wrong type of toothbrush. Certain characteristics should stand out when you are looking for a toothbrush that fits your needs.

For kids, finding a soft bristled toothbrush can be good for their oral health. Not only will they enjoy brushing their teeth more, their gums will get protection from hard bristles that will damage their gums. Given the fact that kids have a problem understanding oral health in general, getting them a battery powered or electric powered toothbrush can guarantee you that they will brush their teeth daily. It is just exciting to them.

Adults seem to have a more rigid set of preferences based on their years of experience. Depending on the amount of pressure applied in the grooming process, a toothbrush with hard or medium soft bristles can damage your gums. A soft-bristled toothbrush is always the best and most comfortable choice. When choosing one, make sure the tips of the bristles are rounded. Such minute changes can completely alter your teeth brushing experience.


To make sure that you choose the right toothbrush for your oral hygiene, ask us for a recommendation. We will guide you through a list of the best options to keep you are your teeth happy.

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Portland, OR 97239

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