Electric Toothbrush


The electric toothbrush was credited to have been invented by an American doctor named George A. Scott in the late 1800s. Unlike the actual electronically powered bristle brush. Dr. Scott designed his brush to send a strong electrical current through the brush to whoever was using it at the time. The shock was clearly there to promote good oral health. The true electric toothbrush was first conceived in 1880 and reliably sold over in Switzerland in 1939, yet it took nearly 30 years for the invention to be produced and manufactured in the United States which was a model called the Broxident that was a rotating electric toothbrush introduced by Squibb around the turn of the centennial of the American Dental Association in 1960. These were initially designed for patients with limited motor skills as well as those who were undergoing orthodontic treatment. Claims have been made that electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes as it leaves little room for patients to learn correct brushing techniques. Electric toothbrushes have become increasingly cheap due to the offset of the high retail cost of the disposable brush heads.

The electrical components inside of an electric toothbrush are sealed to prevent water damage. There are no metal contact parts and charge themselves using a technique that’s called inductive charging. The brush unit is one half of a transformer and the in-charge unit makes up the other half of the transformer. When it comes together , a varying magnetic field in one coil produces a current in the other coil allowing the battery to charge. According to the endless marketing campaigns by the manufacturers of electric toothbrushes an electrical toothbrush gives better dental hygiene than the manual variants, yet this doesn’t seem to be sufficiently proven by research. Independent studies that were conducted had concluded that most electrical toothbrushes are no less effective than the manual types. The research that was conducted had concluded that the way the brushing is performed is of higher importance than the selection of a brush. For some people who for whatever reasons have problems with the physical work of brushing like those who have arthritis and the elderly. Someone who has started to take oral hygiene for his or her teeth more seriously may really improve technique and at the same time decide on whether an electric toothbrush is an appropriate choice.

If the brusher enjoys brushing their teeth with an electric toothbrush and brushes with it carefully, more often, and for the required amount of time it can significantly improve oral hygiene and the health of your teeth and gums reducing plaque, germs, and bacteria and gingivitis-a common form of gum disease which is treatable with proper oral care and those who don’t brush enough can develop pyorrhea which is the most severe form of gum disease which can result in tooth loss and infections. Most people who use an electric toothbrush can reverse early stages of gum disease with proper cleaning and other oral care methods and are consistent with it along with regular dental visits.

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