The evolution of the toothbrush has come a long way since the use of boar bristles and horse hair, with nylon bristles and plastic handles becoming a standard in the late 1930s. Yet, the basic design of the manual toothbrush has remained a constant, still proving itself to be an effective tool today.
Options for tooth brushing were somewhat scarce in the early twentieth century, but the 1960’s brought a new invention – the electric toothbrush.
Now, more than 3,000 toothbrush patents exist, however the main contenders in oral hygiene are still the manual and the electric toothbrush. Both are effective in maintaining good oral health, but the key is how well you use them. Have you ever wondered if you’re using the right toothbrush for your teeth and if you’re using it correctly?