Why we need toothbrushes?
Taking every morning in the hands of the toothbrush, few of us think about why we use it. There are plenty of brushes, but to describe them would be difficult. Most likely, we would not describe its properties, and its thickness, or pen color.
And how we choose to store a toothbrush? Most likely, on the same principle, on the basis of economic or aesthetic reasons. We believe that such a small thing like a toothbrush does not deserve our attention. We also believe that a toothbrush just can’t cost much. Moreover, the device toothbrush we consider primitive and homogeneous. Therefore, we are unlikely to choose it for a long time in the store, as we do not see the difference between disposable hotel toothbrush and a professional tool on care of teeth.
However, despite our indifference is what toothbrushes are able to provide us with healthy gums and teeth. Toothbrushes were invented a few centuries ago, since then they have significantly changed and evolved, and now we can use brushes, which have the most effective form. In the middle East as early as the sixth century there were cleaning the bones that are just sticks, the ends of which the wood was dissolved. Almost a thousand years in China invented a device very similar to modern toothbrushes. They are made of bristle that is attached to the handle of bamboo.
The modern form of the toothbrush was invented in England only in the late eighteenth century, and in serial production launched in the U.S. in 1885. However, their bristles, as in the days of the ancient Chinese emperors, were made from the bristles of the Siberian wild boar. And only in the twentieth century it becomes nylon, allowing these brushes to last longer. Also, they did not breed bacteria.
Since then, not fundamentally changed the shape of the brush. However, the new technology allowed her to make the brushing more enjoyable and effective lesson. Currently, we can choose an optimal configuration of the toothbrush: its size, stiffness, shape of the bristles and the size of its working surface. For example, a brush with very stiff bristles your gums can hurt, and too soft will not be able to properly clean your teeth.
Professional toothbrush has a rounded shape of the bristles, unable to injure the gums and teeth while brushing. Also present flexible joint that allows you to properly distribute pressure during this procedure. In addition, you should not forget about the service life of the toothbrush that is two and a half to three months.