The cornerstone of any successful oral care routine is brushing the teeth, preferably twice per day. If brushing is so important to our overall health, why do 1-in-4 admit to not brushing twice per day, including over 30% of men? Here are some other alarming statistics about the brushing habits of adults:
The fact that so many neglect their daily oral care habit begs the question of why. The reason definitely doesn’t lie with a lack of medical research or information – such information is readily available on the internet and in dentists offices throughout the country. What are the factors that cause so many adults to skip out on arguably the most important aspect of dental care: brushing their teeth?
Although a proper brushing session takes only 2 minutes, many adults may view it as taking time that they simply don’t have. Those who see themselves as constantly busy view their time as severely limited, and for them, sometimes even brushing their teeth gets squeezed out of their schedule.
Those who skip brushing with the excuse of not having enough time would think differently if they saw it as an investment in their health. For example, the 2-minutes it takes to thoroughly brush your teeth is an effort to prevent expensive, time-consuming problems in the future. Another option is to find time to brush while doing other activities, like showering. This will save some time for those with little to spare.
Let’s face it, brushing their teeth isn’t the highlight of most peoples’ day. Some see it as a downright burden, forcing themselves each day to go through a routine that they barely tolerate. Until this attitude changes, brushing the teeth will take a backseat to a wide range of activities ranging from going back to bed to watching another hour of your favorite show.
If you’re among those who simply hate brushing their teeth, then boosting the fun-factor can help. This can be done by altering your routine, listening to music while you brush, downloading a dental app or even by trying a new and unique way to brush. Ultimately, the tedium of brushing is nowhere near the feeling of losing teeth to cavities, so it’s imperative to properly brush your teeth each day.
One way to boost the fun factor of oral care is by forgoing the traditional plastic and nylon toothbrushes for versions that are original, creative and innovative. Whether you opt for a biodegradable bamboo brush or try an old-school finger toothbrush, simply switching up the toothbrush you use can work wonders for your motivation to brush your teeth. Here are 5 interesting toothbrushes to try.
A brush that’s ideal for those who have trouble finding the time to brush, the hooked toothbrush is a stylish variation that facilitates multi-tasking. The Hooking Toothbrush by Goodjoy comes in a sleek white design with 5 color options for the brush heads, but there is a notable difference: the backend of the brush is hooked like a clothes hanger.
The hooked design feature lets you effortlessly hang the hooked toothbrush from your showerhead, soap rack or other convenient locations. With a hooked toothbrush strategically placed in the spots you hang out in most, forgetting to brush your teeth will be a thing of the past.
For a truly interesting toothbrush that can perform a function that no other toothbrush can, the Rinser may be the answer to your waning interest in oral care. Unlike any other toothbrush on the market, the Rinser by Amron can take a flow of water from your sink and turn it into a powerful fountain that emerges from your toothbrush.
Aside from being a cool effect, the fountain function of the Rinser also saves time, money and eliminates the need for water cups by the sink. In a video viewed almost 1 million times, the power and effectiveness of the Rinser are on full display, showing off its ability to generate a useful water fountain from any stream of water.
If you want an eco-friendly toothbrush option, then the Brush With Bamboo toothbrush is probably ideal for you.
With a handle, head and bristles that are all made from natural materials and completely biodegradable, the creators of the Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush had the preservation of both the Earth and your teeth in mind. For a natural look and guilt-free purchase that benefits the environment, consider adding the Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush to your oral care arsenal.
Few pop-culture franchises are as widely-beloved as Star Wars, and Firefly has designed toothbrush that capitalizes on this popularity in a meticulous way. Rather than designing another basic toothbrush with a well-known character imprinted on it, Firefly went above and beyond, designing a toothbrush that resembles a fully-detailed lightsaber.
For the few who’ve never heard of Star Wars, the lightsabers are their weapon of choice, and the Light Saber Toothbrush simulates the lightsaber to a remarkable degree. For example, the handle has the look of a fully-detailed lightsaber, while the brush itself flashes and emanates noises. The best part is that the effects are on a 1 or 2-minute timer, ensuring that the user brushes for an adequate length of time.
If you have dexterity problems that make it tedious to hold a brush or you simply want to try a different brushing experience, then the finger brush might be the toothbrush for you. Unlike the traditional handle, head and bristles found on the standard toothbrush, finger toothbrushes like the one created by Green Sprouts feature only a hole for your finger and bristles on the end of it.
Eliminating the need to hold a handle, the finger brush allows you to run your finger throughout your mouth, brushing away plaque and bacteria. The finger brush is also environmentally friendly, free of PVC, BPA and formamide. For a new type of toothbrush that’s unique in its simplicity, consider adding the finger brush to your oral care routine today.
With 4 highly-qualified dentists and a knowledgeable, friendly staff, Park Place Dental Centre has all of the expertise needed to restore your smile. Regardless of your dental issues, our doctors have decades of experience treating patients just like you. Don’t hesitate to let us assess your condition and recommend a treatment that will improve your oral health. Contact us today!
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