Dental care is a centuries old issue when toothbrush was not invented. The evidence of existence of early forms of toothbrushes depicts that they were in use since 3000 BC. There is depiction of thin “chew stick” in records of ancient civilization but there is no clear evidence what forms of sticks were used. In India, people used to chew neem (Azadirachta indica) or babul (Vachellia nilotica) in old times and some people still follow this practice for tooth cleaning.
Invention of toothbrush
China was the first country to invent toothbrush in 1498 but bristles and handle of this toothbrush were made from coarse boar hair and bamboo or bone respectively. This could be considered as the primitive form of toothbrush that was in use until 1938 when Dupont de Nemours company introduced first nylon bristles toothbrush that could be used for long time without damage of bristles. Nylon bristles tooth brushes are prevalent in contemporary time but synthetic bristles are more popular in modern day toothbrushes due to longer life and softness in manual toothbrushes for effective cleaning. There are large number of variants of manual toothbrushes manufactured by number of companies.
Advanced powered toothbrushes
Electric toothbrush is the advanced and powered form of manual toothbrushes. These toothbrushes are used worldwide. The operation of electric toothbrushes is based on two different technologies – oscillating and sonic that work on different principles. Schallzahnbürste or sonic toothbrush technology is advanced compared to oscillating technology and cause the brush to vibrate at 30,000-40,000 strokes per minutes.This is exceptionally high speed for rapid and effective cleaning. schallzahnbürste test proves that this toothbrush cause reach of toothpaste, water, and saliva by pushing into areas which other toothbrushes fail to do. The technology is thus, based on scientific evidence and the benefits offered can’t be denied. Undoubtedly, this could be the best electric toothbrush for effective dental care and good dental health.