what are three types of toothbrushes
- supplementary (proxabrushes)
what are the four uses of a toothbrush?
- bioflim removal
- application of preventive agents
- halitosis control
- sanitation of the oral cavity
how is a tooth brush used for halitosis control?
brushing the teeth and tongue
what preventive agents are used on a toothbrush?
Excavations in ________ uncovered elaborate gold ______ used around the 3000 BC (hint not a toothbrush)
who was the first person to describe gum disease, calculus and complex perio treatments? (hint lets call him Mr. Hip Hop HipHoppotmus)
who was the first one to advise use of sponges and herb roots, scaling teeth, developed instruments and splints for loose teeth and developed dentifrices and mouthwashes?
what is dentifrice?
what was the early toothbrushing method (hint lots of abrasion)
go from gumline down tooth
what were early toothbrushes made out of?
- hard bristled brush
- natural hog bristles
what are the seven characteristics of an effective tb
- conforms to pt requirements
- easily manipulated
- impervious to moisture
- easily cleaned
- durable and inexpensive
- flexible, soft, light handle
- filament flexibility, end rounded
why must a tb be impervious to moisture?
what is the benefit for end rounded filaments?
not as harsh on the teeth and gums
what are the three parts of a tb
what is the composition of a tb handle?
plastic or combo polymers
what are the properties of a tb handle?
durability, imperviousness to moisture, pleasing appearance, low cost and sufficient maneuverability
what are the disadvantages to a natural bristle tb
- not easy to clean
- hollow-harbor bacteria
- harsh on teeth and gums
what is the normal tb bristle and filament?
synthetic, plastic, nylon