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The Revolution Has Begun

(Or The Rise Of The Water Flossers, WaterPiks, And Other Trends In Oral Health Care)

Radical thoughts lead to revolutions. Here’s a radical thought – you can damage your gums by flossing and brushing incorrectly. But because good oral hygiene is absolutely vital, we all religiously follow the guidelines the dentist gives us. For about a week.

But brushing can be tedious, and flossing with fiddly bits of thin string, is a hassle. Not to mention the environmental damage inherent in discarded string. So, dentists have come up with radical new technologies.

Before we talk about the revolution…

It’s important to remember that brushing and flossing our teeth is part of the daily fight against
bacteria! Warm, moist environments, like your mouth, are heaven on earth for bacteria. They feed off remaining food particles, converting the pH levels making your mouth the perfect place to breed. As a thank you, they leave behind gifts like cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis.


On to the revolution, comrades!

One of the revolutionary aids to brushing your teeth for the full two minutes, and not brushing too hard, that dentists came up with is the electric toothbrush.

Introducing smart rechargeable electric toothbrushes which come with…

  • No batteries – because they’re not needed!
  • Soft, round-tipped nylon bristles
  • A built-in tongue scraper
  • A multi-use mirror
  • A two-minute timer with 30-second pulses
  • 15 000 rpm sonic vibrations for a gentle clean
  • One charge of the device lasts 3 months
  • UV-technology that kills bacteria on your teeth and your toothbrush

The answer is yes. And this lightbulb moment led to…

What are water flossers and waterpiks?

Water Flossers

While ‘water flosser’ may sound like a medieval insult, it’s one of the best new oral hygiene technologies. Also known as ‘waterpiks’ and ‘oral irrigators’, this technology provides a way to remove stubborn food particles efficiently and non-invasively. It also blasts away plaque. Something that could usually only be done with an appointment to the oral hygienist.

What do water flossers and waterpiks come with?

  • Adjustable pressure settings
  • Precision nozzles
  • Pulsating water streams
  • Wireless and portable options
  • Intelligent technology integration with mobile applications and Bluetooth technology helping you to monitor and improve your oral hygiene regime

If technology isn’t your thing there are new innovations within the traditional toothbrush environment as well.

Welcome to the earth-friendly revolution!

With the ever-worsening state of the environment and how humans contribute to that dilemma, the dental industry stepped up. You can now purchase…

  • Eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes
  • Toothbrushes made of biodegradable plastic
  • Toothbrushes made of recycled plastic
  • Toothbrushes specifically designed for sensitive teeth and braces.

There are also organic options such as charcoal infused brushes and organic toothpastes, but none of these have fluoride and could damage your teeth.

Contact us on 0508 TEAM DENTAL if you have any questions about which type of brush, toothpaste or flossing technology is right for you.

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