Toothbrush Category

A toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue. It consists of a head of tightly clustered bristles, atop of which toothpaste can be applied, mounted on a handle which facilitates the cleaning of hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. They should be used in conjunction with something to clean between the teeth where the bristles of the toothbrush cannot reach - for example floss, tape or interdental brushes. They are available with different bristle textures, sizes, and forms. Most dentists recommend using a soft toothbrush since hard-bristled toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel and irritate the gums. Because many common and effective ingredients in toothpaste are harmful if swallowed in large doses and instead should be spat out, the act of brushing teeth is most often done at a sink within the kitchen or bathroom, where the brush may be rinsed off afterwards to remove any debris remaining and then dried to reduce conditions ideal for germ growth (and, if it is a wooden toothbrush, mold as well). Many toothbrushes have plant based handles, often bamboo. However, numerous others are made of cheap plastic, such brushes constitute a significant source of pollution. Over 1 billion toothbrushes are disposed of into landfills annually in the United States alone. Bristles are commonly made of nylon (which, while not biodegradable, as plastic is, may still be recycled) or bamboo viscose. Before the invention of the toothbrush, a variety of oral hygiene measures had been used.

  • Miscellaneous In A Sentence Define PNG Image
    Miscellaneous In A Sentence Define
    Resolution: 680x243
    Size: 106.27KB
    Downloads: 9
  • Miscellaneous Things Misc Misc Miscellaneous PNG Image
    Miscellaneous Things Misc Misc Miscellaneous
    Resolution: 1319x933
    Size: 179.51KB
    Downloads: 15
  • Pacifier Spell Miscellaneous Dictionary Toothbrush PNG Image
    Pacifier Spell Miscellaneous Dictionary Toothbrush
    Resolution: 600x600
    Size: 197.89KB
    Downloads: 47
  • Misc Shaver Picture Miscellaneous Collection PNG Image
    Misc Shaver Picture Miscellaneous Collection
    Resolution: 1079x686
    Size: 296.60KB
    Downloads: 4
  • Misc Misc Miscellaneous Items What PNG Image
    Misc Misc Miscellaneous Items What
    Resolution: 625x625
    Size: 6.05KB
    Downloads: 24
  • Spell Misc Miscellaneous Tools Definition PNG Image
    Spell Misc Miscellaneous Tools Definition
    Resolution: 500x500
    Size: 54.44KB
    Downloads: 2
  • Sewing Kit Miscellaneous Documents Meaning PNG Image
    Sewing Kit Miscellaneous Documents Meaning
    Resolution: 543x671
    Size: 67.27KB
    Downloads: 3
  • Sewing Kit Miscellaneous Charges Definition PNG Image
    Sewing Kit Miscellaneous Charges Definition
    Resolution: 999x706
    Size: 78.09KB
    Downloads: 19
facebook
instagram
pinterest
twitter
linkedin
email