Dos and don’ts of choosing the right toothbrush

How do you choose your toothbrush? Perhaps you have a steady fave bought out of habit, or maybe you’re always on the lookout for a sale, jumping from toothbrush to toothbrush when the price is right. Or you choose according to aesthetics, considering the handle’s colour before any other attributes. All of these strategies will…

The safe way to store your toothbrush

Tips to store your toothbrush After your toothbrush has done its job, where do you stash it? Did you ever consider that the way you store your toothbrush can make a difference to your oral health? Whether you’re at home or travelling, these tips will help you keep your toothbrush – and consequently your mouth…

5 things your toothbrush wants you to know

You don’t have to be a veritable Toothbrush Whisperer to know when your teeth’s BFF is sending you a message. And when it does, you’d be wise to listen. The state of your toothbrush can provide useful feedback about your teeth, gums and overall dental health. What’s your toothbrush trying to tell you? Read on…

History of Toothpastes

Egyptians are believed to have started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000BC, before toothbrushes were invented. Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have used toothpastes, and people in China and India first used toothpaste around 500BC. Ancient toothpastes were used to treat some of the same concerns that we have today…

History of Toothbrushes

Toothbrushing tools date back to 3500-3000 BC when the Babylonians and the Egyptians made a brush by fraying the end of a twig. Tombs of the ancient Egyptians have been found containing toothsticks alongside their owners. Around 1600BC, the Chinese developed “chewing sticks” which were made from aromatic tree twigs to freshen breath. The Chinese…

3 Tips To A Healthier Mouth

No one has the same routine in staying healthy. Some people run in the early hours of the morning. Others do Bikram yoga, cycling, and the hardcore compete in CrossFit. There is however one routine that all of us do (hopefully) twice a day, and that is mouth care. Brushing, flossing, and caring for our…

10 Toothbrush Mistakes — and How to Fix Them

Admit it — brushing your teeth is so second nature you barely think about it. But doing it right is a key part of good oral health, and it can help you avoid cavities and gum disease. Brush up on your skills with these easy-to-follow tips. 1. Choose the Right Tool Do you have the right…

The Ugly Truth About your Toothbrush

Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“staph”) bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile…

Difference Between Dental Tape and Dental Floss

Dental tape and dental floss serve the same purpose of cleaning a person’s teeth, but they are different in their form and how they execute the job of cleaning teeth. The dental tape can be described as being a strip of nylon that is waxed or polythene fiber that is used in the cleaning of…