The act of cleaning teeth with a brush to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The pathologic wearing away of the tooth substance by brushing, bruxism, clenching, and other mechanical causes. It is differentiated from TOOTH ATTRITION in that this type of wearing away is the result of tooth-to-tooth contact, as in mastication, occurring only on the occlusal, incisal, and proximal surfaces. It differs also from TOOTH EROSION, the progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes not involving bacterial action. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p2)
Any preparations used for cleansing teeth; they usually contain an abrasive, detergent, binder and flavoring agent and may exist in the form of liquid, paste or powder; may also contain medicaments and caries preventives.
Dentifrices that are formulated into a paste form. They typically contain abrasives, HUMECTANTS; DETERGENTS; FLAVORING AGENTS; and CARIOSTATIC AGENTS.
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
A combination of the debris index and the dental calculus index to determine the status of oral hygiene.
Devices used in the home by persons to maintain dental and periodontal health. The devices include toothbrushes, dental flosses, water irrigators, gingival stimulators, etc.
Preventive dental services provided for students in primary and secondary schools.
The property of dentin that permits passage of light, heat, cold, and chemical substances. It does not include penetration by microorganisms.
An index which scores the degree of dental plaque accumulation.
Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.
A plant genus of the family BROMELIACEAE known for the edible fruit that is the source of BROMELAINS.
A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
A plant family of the order Polygalales, subclass Rosidae class, Magnoliopsida that are mostly shrubs and small trees. Many of the members contain indole alkaloids.
Occlusal wear of the surfaces of restorations and surface wear of dentures.
Apparatus and instruments that generate and operate with ELECTRICITY, and their electrical components.
Loss of the tooth substance by chemical or mechanical processes
Fluorides, usually in pastes or gels, used for topical application to reduce the incidence of DENTAL CARIES.
Silicon polymers that contain alternate silicon and oxygen atoms in linear or cyclic molecular structures.
A solution used for irrigating the mouth in xerostomia and as a substitute for saliva.
Progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes that do not involve bacterial action. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p296)
Adherent debris produced when cutting the enamel or dentin in cavity preparation. It is about 1 micron thick and its composition reflects the underlying dentin, although different quantities and qualities of smear layer can be produced by the various instrumentation techniques. Its function is presumed to be protective, as it lowers dentin permeability. However, it masks the underlying dentin and interferes with attempts to bond dental material to the dentin.
Seven-carbon saturated hydrocarbon group of the methane series. Include isomers and derivatives.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
The part of a tooth from the neck to the apex, embedded in the alveolar process and covered with cementum. A root may be single or divided into several branches, usually identified by their relative position, e.g., lingual root or buccal root. Single-rooted teeth include mandibular first and second premolars and the maxillary second premolar teeth. The maxillary first premolar has two roots in most cases. Maxillary molars have three roots. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p690)
Nanometer-scale composite structures composed of organic molecules intimately incorporated with inorganic molecules. (Glossary of Biotechnology and Nanobiotechology Terms, 4th ed)
The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.
Inorganic derivatives of phosphoric acid (H3PO4). Note that organic derivatives of phosphoric acids are listed under ORGANOPHOSPHATES.
Solutions for rinsing the mouth, possessing cleansing, germicidal, or palliative properties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
Devices used for influencing tooth position. Orthodontic appliances may be classified as fixed or removable, active or retaining, and intraoral or extraoral. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p19)
Agents used to occlude dental enamel pits and fissures in the prevention of dental caries.
The hard portion of the tooth surrounding the pulp, covered by enamel on the crown and cementum on the root, which is harder and denser than bone but softer than enamel, and is thus readily abraded when left unprotected. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
The placing of a body or a part thereof into a liquid.
Synthetic resins, containing an inert filler, that are widely used in dentistry.
Substances that inhibit or arrest DENTAL CARIES formation. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
"Decayed, missing and filled teeth," a routinely used statistical concept in dentistry.
A hard thin translucent layer of calcified substance which envelops and protects the dentin of the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body and is almost entirely composed of calcium salts. Under the microscope, it is composed of thin rods (enamel prisms) held together by cementing substance, and surrounded by an enamel sheath. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Liquids that are suitable for drinking. (From Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.
Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.
Chemical compounds which yield hydrogen ions or protons when dissolved in water, whose hydrogen can be replaced by metals or basic radicals, or which react with bases to form salts and water (neutralization). An extension of the term includes substances dissolved in media other than water. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

The impact of brushing teeth on carbon-14 urea breath test results. (1/282)

OBJECTIVE: The 14C urea breath test noninvasively detects the presence of the urease-producing bacteria Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. Several sources of errors have been identified to cause false or indeterminate results on the test. The objective of this study was to identify whether brushing teeth affects the test results. METHODS: We performed the 14C urea breath test on 168 patients, with breath samples counted at 10 and 20 min after oral administration of 2 microCi (74 kBq) 14C urea. Ninety-four patients brushed their teeth before the test while 74 did not. RESULTS: Thirty-six of the 74 patients (49%) who did not brush their teeth had positive results at 10 min, which became negative at 20 min. None of the 94 patients who brushed their teeth before testing showed this pattern with agreement of results at 10 and 20 min. CONCLUSION: We recommend brushing teeth before the 14C urea breath test since it significantly decreased the ambiguous results of the test in our laboratory.  (+info)

Don't forget your toothbrush! (2/282)

Patients with rectally inserted foreign bodies can present to accident and emergency departments or general medical practitioners. Rarely dentally related objects are inserted because of their ready availability in the domestic environment. There are many reasons given for their presence in the rectum, most commonly accidental insertion, assault, and psychosexual motives. This case is the first reported incident of a patient using a toothbrush to relieve his pruritus ani and subsequently losing it up into the rectum.  (+info)

Clinical evaluation of an electron-ionizing toothbrush with a tooth paste containing stannous fluoride in treatment of dentine hypersensitivity following periodontal surgery. (3/282)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an electro-ionizing toothbrush with stannous fluoride in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity following periodontal surgery. Thirty-two volunteers with dentin hypersensitivity were divided in two equal groups each using different methods: (Group I) stannous fluoride dentifrice and hyG Brnde ionizing brush without a battery and (Group II) stannous fluoride dentifrice and hyG Brnde ionizing brush with a battery. The volunteers brushed their teeth for 3 minutes twice a day for 12 weeks following one either of the test protocols. Mechanical (No 23 dental explorer), chemical (lemon juice) and thermal (dental air-water syringe) tests were used for the evaluation of the degree of dentin hypersensitivity. A subjective assessment of the degree of hypersensitivity for each stimulus was recorded. The evaluations were repeated at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after surgical treatment. The second group showed significantly less sensitivity than the first group. The findings appear to suggest that the ionizing brush may be an effective adjunct for the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity in post-periodontal surgery.  (+info)

Socioeconomic status and selected behavioral determinants as risk factors for dental caries. (4/282)

The purpose of this review is to summarize a systematic review evaluating the evidence regarding the association between the incidence and prevalence of dental caries and: 1) socioeconomic status; 2) tooth-brushing; and 3) the use of the baby bottle. Literature was drawn from two databases, Medline and EmBase. Because of limited resources, we did not conduct hand-searching or search unpublished studies. Three thousand one hundred thirty-eight abstracts were identified, 358 reviewed, and 272 papers included in the systematic review. There is fairly strong evidence for an inverse relationship between SES and the prevalence of caries among children less than twelve years of age. The evidence for this relationship is weaker for older children and for adults because of the relatively small number of studies and methodological limitations. There is weak evidence that tooth-brushing prevents dental caries, but it is uncertain whether the effects of tooth-brushing are due to use of a fluoride dentifrice or from mechanical removal of plaque. Finally, the evidence for the relationship between prolonged use of the baby bottle and dental caries is weak. More studies directly aimed at analyzing the relationship between SES and dental caries are needed to identify factors associated with SES that contribute to dental caries risk. Tooth-brushing should continue to be recommended as a measure to prevent dental caries, particularly using a fluoride dentifrice. Recommendations regarding bottle use should continue until clear evidence about the relationship between prolonged bottle use and dental caries can be obtained.  (+info)

Topical fluorides in caries prevention and management: a North American perspective. (5/282)

A review of evidence-based literature indicates incomplete evidence for the efficacy of most measures currently used for caries prevention, with the exception of fluoride varnishes and the use of fluoride-based interventions for patients with hyposalivation. Not all fluoride agents and treatments are equal. Different fluoride compounds, different vehicles, and vastly different concentrations have been used with different frequencies and durations of application. These variables can influence the clinical outcome with respect to caries prevention and management. The efficacy of topical fluoride in caries prevention depends on a) the concentration of fluoride used, b) the frequency and duration of application, and to a certain extent, c) the specific fluoride compound used. The more concentrated the fluoride and the greater the frequency of application, the greater the caries reduction. Factors besides efficacy, such as practicality, cost, and compliance, influence the clinician's choice of preventive therapy. For noncavitated smooth surface carious lesions in a moderate caries-risk patient, the appropriate fluoride regimen would be semiannual professional topical application of a fluoride varnish containing 5 percent NaF (22,600 ppm of fluoride). In addition, the patient should use twice or thrice daily for at least one minute a fluoridated dentifrice containing NaF, MFP, or SnF2 (1,000-1,500 ppm of fluoride), and once daily for one minute a fluoride mouthrinse containing .05 percent NaF (230 ppm of fluoride). If the noncavitated carious lesion involves a pit or fissure, the application of an occlusal sealant would be the most appropriate preventive therapy. The management of the high caries-risk patient requires the use of several preventive interventions and behavioral modification, besides the use of topical fluorides. For children over six years of age and adults, both office and self-applied topical fluoride treatments are recommended. For office fluoride therapy at the initial visit, a high-concentration agent, either a 1.23 percent F APF gel (12,300 ppm of fluoride) for four minutes in a tray or a 5 percent NaF varnish (22,600 ppm of fluoride), should be applied directly to the teeth four times per year. Self-applied fluoride therapy should consist of the daily five-minute application of 1.1 percent NaF or APF gel (5,000 ppm of fluoride) in a custom-fitted tray. For those who cannot tolerate a tray delivery owing to gagging or nausea, a daily 0.05 percent NaF rinse (230 ppm of fluoride) for 1 minute is a less effective alternative. In addition, the patient should use twice or thrice daily for at least 1 minute a fluoridated dentifrice as described above for treatment of noncavitated carious lesions. In order to avoid unintentional ingestion and the risk of fluorosis in children under six years of age, fluoride rinses and gels should not be used at home. Furthermore, when using a fluoride dentifrice, such children should apply only a pea-size portion on the brush, should be instructed not to eat or swallow the paste, and should expectorate thoroughly after brushing. Toothbrushing should be done under parental supervision. To avoid etching of porcelain crowns and facings, neutral NaF is indicated in preference to APF gels for those patients who have such restorations and are applying the gel daily. The rationale for these recommendations is discussed. Important deficiencies in our knowledge that require further research on topical fluoride therapy in populations with specific needs are identified.  (+info)

The impact of behavioral technology on dental caries. (6/282)

Models of self-regulation of patient adherence to specific health promotion recommendations by professionals are available and have been shown effective in changing behavior. However, it is a fundamental misspecification of the caries prevention problem to look to techniques that affect the regulation of individual behavior to directly impact dental caries. Behavioral techniques are used to enhance the probability an individual will initiate, increase, or maintain the use of established caries reduction/control strategies or cease or decrease behaviors that increase caries. Behavioral techniques can also be used to affect parental behavior in a cascade of effects that can eventually lead to healthier children. Studies are needed where behaviorally oriented caries prevention actions are thought of as manipulating self-regulatory behavior and the focus of action is either on the individual or on another, such as a parent. A third category of studies should center on provider competency. Studies are recommended in each of these areas.  (+info)

Training mentally retarded adolescents to brush their teeth. (7/282)

The need for self-care by retarded individuals in behaviors such as brushing teeth led to the development and evaluation of a comprehensive toothbrushing program that included a task analysis and training procedure specific to each component of the task analysis. Eight mentally retarded adolescents, in two groups, individually received acquisition training that included scheduled opportunities for independent performances, verbal instruction, modelling, demonstration, and physical assistance. The first group of four subjects received token plus social reinforcement; the second received only social reinforcement. All eight subjects showed improved toothbrushing behaviors when compared to baseline. Six of the eight subjects correctly performed all toothbrushing steps in two of three consecutive sessions. The study emphasizes the need for systematic program development and evaluation.  (+info)

Microstructural analysis of demineralized primary enamel after in vitro toothbrushing. (8/282)

The aim of this study was to investigate, in vitro, the morphological characteristics of demineralized primary enamel subjected to brushing with a dentifrice with or without fluoride. In order to do so, 32 enamel blocks were divided in 4 different groups containing 8 blocks each. They were separately immersed in artificial saliva for 15 days. The experimental groups were: C - control; E - submitted to etching with 37% phosphoric acid gel (30 s); EB - submitted to etching and brushing 3 times a day with a non-fluoridated dentifrice; EBF = submitted to etching and brushing 3 times a day with a fluoridated dentifrice. The toothbrushing force was standardized at 0.2 kgf and 15 double strokes were performed on each block. After the experimental period, the samples were prepared and examined under SEM. The control group (C) showed a smooth surface, presenting scratches caused by habitual toothbrushing. The etched samples (E) exhibited different degrees of surface disintegration, but the pattern of acid etching was predominantly the type II dissolution. The brushed surfaces were smooth, with elevations which corresponded to the exposure of Tomes' process pits and depressions which corresponded to interrod enamel. Particles resembling calcium carbonate were found in the most protected parts of the grooves. No morphological differences were observed between brushing with fluoridated (EBF) and non-fluoridated (EB) dentifrice. The results suggest that the mechanical abrasion caused by brushing demineralized enamel with dentifrice smoothes the rough etched surface, and the presence of fluoride does not cause morphological modifications in this pattern.  (+info)

Toothbrushing is the act of cleaning teeth and gums using a toothbrush to remove plaque, food debris, and dental calculus (tartar) from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. It is typically performed using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, with gentle circular or back-and-forth motions along the gumline and on all surfaces of the teeth. Toothbrushing should be done at least twice a day, preferably after every meal and before bedtime, for two minutes each time, to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. It is also recommended to brush the tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

Tooth abrasion is defined as the wearing away of tooth structure due to mechanical forces from activities such as tooth brushing, chewing, or habits like nail biting or pen chewing. It typically occurs at the gum line and can result in sensitive teeth, notches in the teeth near the gums, and even tooth loss if left untreated. The use of hard-bristled toothbrushes, excessive force while brushing, and abrasive toothpastes can all contribute to tooth abrasion.

Dentifrices are substances used in dental care for cleaning and polishing the teeth, and often include toothpastes, tooth powders, and gels. They typically contain a variety of ingredients such as abrasives, fluorides, humectants, detergents, flavorings, and sometimes medicaments like antimicrobial agents or desensitizing compounds. The primary purpose of dentifrices is to help remove dental plaque, food debris, and stains from the teeth, promoting oral hygiene and preventing dental diseases such as caries (cavities) and periodontal disease.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "toothpastes" is the plural form of "toothpaste," which is not a medical condition or procedure that requires a definition. However, I can provide you with some information about toothpaste.

Toothpaste is a dental hygiene product used to clean and maintain the health of teeth and gums. It generally contains mild abrasives, flavoring, and fluoride to help remove plaque, prevent tooth decay, and freshen breath. There are various types of toothpastes available on the market, including those formulated for sensitive teeth, whitening, gum health, and tartar control. It is essential to choose a toothpaste that meets your specific dental needs and has the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance, ensuring its safety and effectiveness.

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health problems. It involves regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to remove plaque and food particles that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections, so it is important to prioritize oral health as part of overall health and wellbeing.

The Oral Hygiene Index (OHI) is a dental measurement used to assess and quantify the cleanliness of a patient's teeth. It was developed by Greene and Vermillion in 1964 as a simple, reproducible method for oral hygiene evaluation. The index takes into account the amount of debris (food particles, plaque) and calculus (tartar) present on the tooth surfaces.

The OHI consists of two components: the Debris Index (DI) and the Calculus Index (CI). Each component is scored separately for six designated teeth (16, 11, 26, 36, 31, and 46) on a scale from 0 to 3. The scores are then summed up and averaged to obtain the final OHI score:

1. Debris Index (DI): Assesses the soft debris or plaque accumulation on the tooth surfaces. The scoring is as follows:
- Score 0: No debris present
- Score 1: Debris found on up to one-third of the tooth surface
- Score 2: Debris found on more than one-third but less than two-thirds of the tooth surface
- Score 3: Debris found on more than two-thirds of the tooth surface

2. Calculus Index (CI): Evaluates the hard calculus or tartar accumulation on the tooth surfaces. The scoring is similar to the DI:
- Score 0: No calculus present
- Score 1: Supragingival calculus found on up to one-third of the tooth surface
- Score 2: Supragingival calculus found on more than one-third but less than two-thirds of the tooth surface, or the presence of individual flecks of subgingival calculus
- Score 3: Supragingival calculus found on more than two-thirds of the tooth surface, or a continuous heavy band of subgingival calculus

The OHI score ranges from 0 to 6, with higher scores indicating poorer oral hygiene. This index is widely used in dental research and clinical settings to evaluate the effectiveness of oral hygiene interventions and to assess overall oral health status.

Dental devices for home care are products designed for use by individuals or their caregivers in a home setting to maintain oral hygiene, manage dental health issues, and promote overall oral health. These devices can include:

1. Toothbrushes: Manual, electric, or battery-operated toothbrushes used to clean teeth and remove plaque and food debris.
2. Dental floss: A thin string used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
3. Interdental brushes: Small brushes designed to clean between the teeth and around dental appliances, such as braces or implants.
4. Water flossers/oral irrigators: Devices that use a stream of water to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
5. Tongue scrapers: Tools used to clean the tongue's surface, removing bacteria and reducing bad breath.
6. Rubber tips/gum stimulators: Devices used to massage and stimulate the gums, promoting blood circulation and helping to maintain gum health.
7. Dental picks/sticks: Pointed tools used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
8. Mouthguards: Protective devices worn over the teeth to prevent damage from grinding, clenching, or sports-related injuries.
9. Night guards: Similar to mouthguards, these are designed to protect the teeth from damage caused by nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism).
10. Dental retainers: Devices used to maintain the alignment of teeth after orthodontic treatment.
11. Whitening trays and strips: At-home products used to whiten teeth by applying a bleaching agent to the tooth surface.
12. Fluoride mouth rinses: Anticavity rinses containing fluoride, which help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay.
13. Oral pain relievers: Topical gels or creams used to alleviate oral pain, such as canker sores or denture irritation.

Proper use of these dental devices, along with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings, can help maintain good oral health and prevent dental issues.

"School dentistry" is not a term with a widely accepted or specific medical definition. However, it generally refers to dental services provided in a school setting, often as part of a school-based oral health program. These programs aim to improve the oral health of children, particularly those from underserved communities who may not have easy access to regular dental care. Services can include dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and education about oral hygiene and nutrition. School dentistry programs can be an important component of efforts to reduce tooth decay and promote overall health in children.

Dentin permeability refers to the ability of various substances to penetrate or diffuse through the dentin, which is the hard, calcified tissue that lies beneath the enamel and forms the bulk of a tooth. Dentin is composed of microscopic tubules that run from the pulp chamber (which contains the dental pulp) to the exterior of the tooth. These tubules contain fluid and are lined with odontoblastic processes, which are extensions of the cells that form dentin.

When the dentin is exposed due to tooth decay, wear, or other factors, various substances can penetrate through these tubules and cause sensitivity, discomfort, or pain. The permeability of dentin can be influenced by several factors, including the diameter and number of tubules, the thickness and composition of the dentinal tissue, and the presence of dental sealants or other protective coatings.

In general, a higher dentin permeability is associated with increased susceptibility to tooth decay, sensitivity, and other dental problems. Therefore, understanding the factors that influence dentin permeability and developing strategies to reduce it is an important area of research in dental medicine.

The dental plaque index (DPI) is a clinical measurement used in dentistry to assess the amount of dental plaque accumulation on a person's teeth. It was first introduced by Silness and Löe in 1964 as a method to standardize the assessment of oral hygiene and the effectiveness of oral hygiene interventions.

The DPI is based on a visual examination of the amount of plaque present on four surfaces of the teeth, including the buccal (cheek-facing) and lingual (tongue-facing) surfaces of both upper and lower first molars and upper and lower incisors. The examiner assigns a score from 0 to 3 for each surface, with higher scores indicating greater plaque accumulation:

* Score 0: No plaque detected, even after probing the area with a dental explorer.
* Score 1: Plaque detected by visual examination and/or probing but is not visible when the area is gently dried with air.
* Score 2: Moderate accumulation of soft deposits that are visible upon visual examination before air drying, but which can be removed by scraping with a dental explorer.
* Score 3: Abundant soft matter, visible upon visual examination before air drying and not easily removable with a dental explorer.

The DPI is calculated as the average score of all surfaces examined, providing an overall measure of plaque accumulation in the mouth. It can be used to monitor changes in oral hygiene over time or to evaluate the effectiveness of different oral hygiene interventions. However, it should be noted that the DPI has limitations and may not accurately reflect the presence of bacterial biofilms or the risk of dental caries and gum disease.

Health education in the context of dentistry refers to the process of educating and informing individuals, families, and communities about oral health-related topics, including proper oral hygiene practices, the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings, the risks and consequences of poor oral health, and the relationship between oral health and overall health. The goal of dental health education is to empower individuals to take control of their own oral health and make informed decisions about their dental care. This can be achieved through various methods such as lectures, demonstrations, printed materials, and interactive activities. Dental health education may also cover topics related to nutrition, tobacco and alcohol use, and the prevention and treatment of oral diseases and conditions.

"Ananas" is the common name for a tropical fruit that is also known as a pineapple. The term "ananas" comes from the Tupi language, which was spoken by indigenous people in what is now Brazil. When European explorers first encountered this fruit in South America, they adopted the Tupi word "nana," meaning "excellent fruit," and added the Greek prefix "an-" to mean "producing."

The medical or scientific definition of Ananas refers to the genus Ananas, which is a member of the Bromeliaceae family. The most common species in this genus is Ananas comosus, which is the pineapple that we are familiar with today.

Pineapples have several health benefits and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They contain bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with digestion. Pineapple is also an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber.

In summary, the medical definition of "Ananas" refers to the pineapple fruit and its genus Ananas, which belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. It has several health benefits due to its rich nutritional content, including bromelain, vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber.

Dental plaque is a biofilm or mass of bacteria that accumulates on the surface of the teeth, restorative materials, and prosthetic devices such as dentures. It is initiated when bacterial colonizers attach to the smooth surfaces of teeth through van der Waals forces and specific molecular adhesion mechanisms.

The microorganisms within the dental plaque produce extracellular polysaccharides that help to stabilize and strengthen the biofilm, making it resistant to removal by simple brushing or rinsing. Over time, if not regularly removed through oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, dental plaque can mineralize and harden into tartar or calculus.

The bacteria in dental plaque can cause tooth decay (dental caries) by metabolizing sugars and producing acid that demineralizes the tooth enamel. Additionally, certain types of bacteria in dental plaque can cause periodontal disease, an inflammation of the gums that can lead to tissue damage and bone loss around the teeth. Regular professional dental cleanings and good oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing the buildup of dental plaque and maintaining good oral health.

I apologize for any confusion, but "Malpighiaceae" is not a medical term. It is a taxonomic name in the field of botany, referring to a family of flowering plants commonly known as the "malpighias" or "cotton-silk flowers." This family includes around 75 genera and 1,300 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs, many of which are tropical in distribution.

If you have any questions related to medical terminology or concepts, I would be happy to help with those instead!

Dental restoration wear refers to the progressive loss of structure and function of a dental restoration, such as a filling or crown, due to wear and tear over time. This can be caused by factors such as chewing, grinding, or clenching of teeth, as well as chemical dissolution from acidic foods and drinks. The wear can lead to changes in the shape and fit of the restoration, which may result in discomfort, sensitivity, or even failure of the restoration. Regular dental check-ups are important for monitoring dental restorations and addressing any issues related to wear before they become more serious.

"Electrical equipment and supplies" refer to devices, apparatus, or tools that operate using electricity and are used in medical settings for various healthcare purposes. These items can include, but are not limited to:

1. Medical instruments: Devices used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, such as electrocardiogram (ECG) machines, ultrasound machines, and defibrillators.
2. Patient care equipment: Items that provide support or monitoring for patients, including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, infusion pumps, and patient monitors.
3. Laboratory equipment: Instruments used in medical laboratories for testing and analysis, such as centrifuges, microscopes, and spectrophotometers.
4. Imaging equipment: Devices that generate images of the body's internal structures or functions, like X-ray machines, MRI scanners, CT scanners, and mammography systems.
5. Lighting and power distribution: Electrical outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and other components used to provide electricity and illumination in medical facilities.
6. Communication devices: Equipment used for transmitting or receiving information, such as intercoms, pagers, and wireless networks.
7. Data management systems: Computers, servers, and storage devices that manage patient records, medical images, and other healthcare-related data.
8. Sterilization equipment: Devices used to clean and disinfect medical instruments and supplies, such as autoclaves and ultrasonic cleaners.
9. Building management systems: Electrical controls for heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and other environmental systems in healthcare facilities.
10. Safety equipment: Devices used to protect patients, staff, and visitors from electrical hazards, such as ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs).

Tooth wear is the progressive loss of tooth structure that can occur as a result of various factors. According to the medical definition, it refers to the wearing down, rubbing away, or grinding off of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel and dentin) due to mechanical forces or chemical processes.

There are three primary types of tooth wear:

1. Abrasion: This is the loss of tooth structure caused by friction from external sources, such as incorrect brushing techniques, bite appliances, or habits like nail-biting and pipe smoking.
2. Attrition: This type of tooth wear results from the natural wearing down of teeth due to occlusal forces during biting, chewing, and grinding. However, excessive attrition can occur due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or clenching.
3. Erosion: Chemical processes, such as acid attacks from dietary sources (e.g., citrus fruits, sodas, and sports drinks) or gastric reflux, cause the loss of tooth structure in this type of tooth wear. The enamel dissolves when exposed to low pH levels, leaving the dentin underneath vulnerable to further damage.

Professional dental examination and treatment may be necessary to address significant tooth wear and prevent further progression, which can lead to sensitivity, pain, and functional or aesthetic issues.

Topical fluorides are a form of fluoride that are applied directly to the teeth to prevent dental caries (cavities). They are available in various forms such as toothpastes, gels, foams, and varnishes. Topical fluorides work by strengthening the enamel of the teeth, making them more resistant to acid attacks caused by bacteria in the mouth. They can also help to reverse early signs of decay. Regular use of topical fluorides, especially in children during the years of tooth development, can provide significant protection against dental caries.

Siloxanes are a group of synthetic compounds that contain repeating units of silicon-oxygen-silicon (Si-O-Si) bonds, often combined with organic groups such as methyl or ethyl groups. They are widely used in various industrial and consumer products due to their unique properties, including thermal stability, low surface tension, and resistance to water and heat.

In medical terms, siloxanes have been studied for their potential use in medical devices and therapies. For example, some siloxane-based materials have been developed for use as coatings on medical implants, such as catheters and stents, due to their ability to reduce friction and prevent bacterial adhesion.

However, it's worth noting that exposure to high levels of certain types of siloxanes has been linked to potential health effects, including respiratory irritation and reproductive toxicity. Therefore, appropriate safety measures should be taken when handling these compounds in a medical or industrial setting.

Artificial saliva is a synthetic solution that mimics the chemical composition and properties of natural saliva. It is often used for patients with dry mouth (xerostomia) caused by conditions such as Sjögren's syndrome, radiation therapy, or certain medications that reduce saliva production. Artificial saliva may contain ingredients like carboxymethylcellulose, mucin, and electrolytes to provide lubrication, moisture, and pH buffering capacity similar to natural saliva. It can help alleviate symptoms associated with dry mouth, such as difficulty speaking, swallowing, and chewing, as well as protect oral tissues from irritation and infection.

Tooth erosion is defined as the progressive, irreversible loss of dental hard tissue, primarily caused by chemical dissolution from acids, rather than mechanical forces such as abrasion or attrition. These acids can originate from extrinsic sources like acidic foods and beverages, or intrinsic sources like gastric reflux or vomiting. The erosion process leads to a reduction in tooth structure, altering the shape and function of teeth, and potentially causing sensitivity, pain, and aesthetical concerns. Early detection and management of tooth erosion are crucial to prevent further progression and preserve dental health.

A smear layer is a thin, amorphous layer of debris that forms on the dentin surface when it comes into contact with instruments or solutions during dental procedures such as cavity preparation, root canal treatment, or biopsies. This layer is composed of organic and inorganic components, including dentinal cuttings, pulp tissue, bacteria, and materials from the irrigating solution. The smear layer can occlude the dentinal tubules, affecting the adhesion of filling materials and sealing ability of obturation points. Therefore, it is often removed during root canal preparation using various methods such as chemical dissolution, ultrasonic agitation, or laser ablation to ensure proper disinfection and seal of the root canal system.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "heptanes" is not a medical term. It is a term used in chemistry and refers to a group of seven-carbon alkane hydrocarbons, with the simplest being n-heptane (a straight-chain alkane).

If you have any medical terms you'd like me to define or any other health-related questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, refers to the damage or breakdown of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin, and cementum) due to the activity of acid-producing bacteria. These bacteria ferment sugars from food and drinks, producing acids that dissolve and weaken the tooth structure, leading to cavities.

The process of dental caries development involves several stages:

1. Demineralization: The acidic environment created by bacterial activity causes minerals (calcium and phosphate) to be lost from the tooth surface, making it weaker and more susceptible to decay.
2. Formation of a white spot lesion: As demineralization progresses, a chalky white area appears on the tooth surface, indicating early caries development.
3. Cavity formation: If left untreated, the demineralization process continues, leading to the breakdown and loss of tooth structure, resulting in a cavity or hole in the tooth.
4. Infection and pulp involvement: As the decay progresses deeper into the tooth, it can reach the dental pulp (the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels), causing infection, inflammation, and potentially leading to toothache, abscess, or even tooth loss.

Preventing dental caries involves maintaining good oral hygiene, reducing sugar intake, using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Early detection and treatment of dental caries can help prevent further progression and more severe complications.

A tooth root is the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jawbone and cannot be seen when looking at a person's smile. It is the lower portion of a tooth that typically has a conical shape and anchors the tooth to the jawbone through a periodontal ligament. The tooth root is covered by cementum, a specialized bone-like tissue, and contains nerve endings and blood vessels within its pulp chamber.

The number of roots in a tooth can vary depending on the type of tooth. For example, incisors typically have one root, canines may have one or two roots, premolars usually have one or two roots, and molars often have two to four roots. The primary function of the tooth root is to provide stability and support for the crown of the tooth, allowing it to withstand the forces of biting and chewing.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "nanocomposites" is not a term that has a specific medical definition. It is a term used in materials science and engineering to refer to a type of composite material where at least one of the phases has dimensions in the nanoscale (typically less than 100 nanometers). Nanocomposites can have unique properties that make them useful for various applications, including biomedical applications such as drug delivery systems or tissue engineering scaffolds. However, the term itself is not a medical definition.

I'm happy to help! However, I must clarify that "materials testing" is not a medical term per se. It is a term used in various fields, including engineering and materials science, to describe the process of subjecting materials to different tests to evaluate their properties and performance under various conditions.

In the context of medical devices or implants, materials testing may refer to the evaluation of the physical and mechanical properties of materials used in their construction. These tests can include assessments of strength, durability, biocompatibility, and other factors that are critical to ensuring the safety and efficacy of medical devices.

Medical device manufacturers must comply with regulatory standards for materials testing to ensure that their products meet specific requirements for performance, safety, and quality. These standards may vary depending on the type of device, its intended use, and the country or region in which it will be marketed and sold.

Phosphoric acids are a group of mineral acids known chemically as orthophosphoric acid and its salts or esters. The chemical formula for orthophosphoric acid is H3PO4. It is a weak acid that partially dissociates in solution to release hydrogen ions (H+), making it acidic. Phosphoric acid has many uses in various industries, including food additives, fertilizers, and detergents.

In the context of medical definitions, phosphoric acids are not typically referred to directly. However, they can be relevant in certain medical contexts, such as:

* In dentistry, phosphoric acid is used as an etching agent to prepare tooth enamel for bonding with dental materials.
* In nutrition, phosphorus is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in many bodily functions, including energy metabolism, bone and teeth formation, and nerve function. Phosphoric acid is one form of phosphorus found in some foods and beverages.
* In medical research, phosphoric acids can be used as buffers to maintain a stable pH in laboratory experiments or as reagents in various analytical techniques.

A mouthwash is an antiseptic or therapeutic solution that is held in the mouth and then spit out, rather than swallowed. It is used to improve oral hygiene, to freshen breath, and to help prevent dental cavities, gingivitis, and other periodontal diseases.

Mouthwashes can contain a variety of ingredients, including water, alcohol, fluoride, chlorhexidine, essential oils, and other antimicrobial agents. Some mouthwashes are available over-the-counter, while others require a prescription. It is important to follow the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer or your dentist to ensure the safe and effective use of mouthwash.

Orthodontic appliances are devices used in orthodontics, a branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. These appliances can be fixed or removable and are used to align teeth, correct jaw relationships, or modify dental forces. They can include braces, aligners, palatal expanders, space maintainers, and headgear, among others. The specific type of appliance used depends on the individual patient's needs and the treatment plan developed by the orthodontist.

Pit and fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment that involves the application of a thin, plastic coating to the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the molars and premolars. The goal of this treatment is to protect the pits and fissures, which are the grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of teeth, from decay.

The sealant material flows into the pits and fissures, creating a smooth, protective barrier that prevents food and bacteria from becoming trapped in these areas and causing cavities. The procedure is typically quick, painless, and non-invasive, and can be performed during a routine dental checkup. Sealants are most commonly recommended for children and adolescents, but they may also be appropriate for adults who are at high risk of tooth decay.

Dentin is the hard, calcified tissue that lies beneath the enamel and cementum of a tooth. It forms the majority of the tooth's structure and is composed primarily of mineral salts (hydroxyapatite), collagenous proteins, and water. Dentin has a tubular structure, with microscopic channels called dentinal tubules that radiate outward from the pulp chamber (the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels) to the exterior of the tooth. These tubules contain fluid and nerve endings that are responsible for the tooth's sensitivity to various stimuli such as temperature changes, pressure, or decay. Dentin plays a crucial role in protecting the dental pulp while also providing support and structure to the overlying enamel and cementum.

In medical terms, "immersion" is not a term with a specific clinical definition. However, in general terms, immersion refers to the act of placing something or someone into a liquid or environment completely. In some contexts, it may be used to describe a type of wound care where the wound is covered completely with a medicated dressing or solution. It can also be used to describe certain medical procedures or therapies that involve submerging a part of the body in a liquid, such as hydrotherapy.

Composite resins, also known as dental composites or filling materials, are a type of restorative material used in dentistry to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure. They are called composite resins because they are composed of a combination of materials, including a resin matrix (usually made of bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate or urethane dimethacrylate) and filler particles (commonly made of silica, quartz, or glass).

The composite resins are widely used in modern dentistry due to their excellent esthetic properties, ease of handling, and ability to bond directly to tooth structure. They can be used for a variety of restorative procedures, including direct and indirect fillings, veneers, inlays, onlays, and crowns.

Composite resins are available in various shades and opacities, allowing dentists to match the color and translucency of natural teeth closely. They also have good wear resistance, strength, and durability, making them a popular choice for both anterior and posterior restorations. However, composite resins may be prone to staining over time and may require more frequent replacement compared to other types of restorative materials.

Cariostatic agents are substances or medications that are used to prevent or inhibit the development and progression of dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities. These agents work by reducing the ability of bacteria in the mouth to produce acid, which can erode the enamel and dentin of the teeth and lead to cavities.

There are several types of cariostatic agents that are commonly used in dental care, including:

1. Fluorides: These are the most widely used and well-studied cariostatic agents. They work by promoting the remineralization of tooth enamel and making it more resistant to acid attacks. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwashes, gels, varnishes, and fluoridated water supplies.
2. Antimicrobial agents: These substances work by reducing the population of bacteria in the mouth that contribute to tooth decay. Examples include chlorhexidine, triclosan, and xylitol.
3. Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP): This is a complex protein that has been shown to help remineralize tooth enamel and reduce the risk of dental caries. It can be found in some toothpastes and mouthwashes.
4. Silver diamine fluoride: This is a topical fluoride compound that contains silver ions, which have antimicrobial properties. It has been shown to be effective in preventing and arresting dental caries, particularly in high-risk populations such as young children and older adults with dry mouth.

It's important to note that while cariostatic agents can help reduce the risk of tooth decay, they are not a substitute for good oral hygiene practices such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly.

Oral health is the scientific term used to describe the overall health status of the oral and related tissues, including the teeth, gums, palate, tongue, and mucosal lining. It involves the absence of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, oral soft tissue lesions, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity.

Good oral health also means being free of decay, gum disease, and other oral infections that can damage the teeth, gums, and bones of the mouth. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene through regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups to prevent dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum disease).

Additionally, oral health is closely linked to overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been associated with various systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and stroke. Therefore, maintaining good oral health can contribute to improved general health and quality of life.

I'm not aware of a medical definition for "DMF Index." The abbreviation "DMF" could potentially stand for many things, as it is used in various contexts across different fields. In the field of dentistry, DMF stands for Decayed, Missing, and Filled teeth/surfaces, which is a method for measuring dental caries or tooth decay. However, there is no standard medical definition for "DMF Index." If you could provide more context or specify the field of study or practice, I would be happy to help further!

Dental enamel is the hard, white, outermost layer of a tooth. It is a highly mineralized and avascular tissue, meaning it contains no living cells or blood vessels. Enamel is primarily composed of calcium and phosphate minerals and serves as the protective covering for the crown of a tooth, which is the portion visible above the gum line.

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and its primary function is to provide structural support and protection to the underlying dentin and pulp tissues of the tooth. It also plays a crucial role in chewing and biting by helping to distribute forces evenly across the tooth surface during these activities.

Despite its hardness, dental enamel can still be susceptible to damage from factors such as tooth decay, erosion, and abrasion. Once damaged or lost, enamel cannot regenerate or repair itself, making it essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices and seek regular dental checkups to prevent enamel damage and protect overall oral health.

A beverage is a drink intended for human consumption. The term is often used to refer to any drink that is not alcoholic or, in other words, non-alcoholic beverages. This includes drinks such as water, juice, tea, coffee, and soda. However, it can also include alcoholic drinks like beer, wine, and spirits.

In a medical context, beverages are often discussed in relation to their impact on health. For example, sugary drinks like soda and energy drinks have been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. On the other hand, drinks like water and unsweetened tea can help to keep people hydrated and may have other health benefits.

It's important for individuals to be mindful of their beverage choices and to choose options that are healthy and support their overall well-being. This may involve limiting sugary drinks, choosing water or unsweetened tea instead of soda, and avoiding excessive caffeine intake.

Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent used for its broad-spectrum germicidal properties. It is effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is commonly used as a surgical scrub, hand sanitizer, and healthcare disinfectant. Chlorhexidine is available in various forms, including solutions, gels, and sprays. It works by disrupting the microbial cell membrane, leading to the death of the organism. It is also used in mouthwashes and skin cleansers for its antimicrobial effects.

Surface properties in the context of medical science refer to the characteristics and features of the outermost layer or surface of a biological material or structure, such as cells, tissues, organs, or medical devices. These properties can include physical attributes like roughness, smoothness, hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity, and electrical conductivity, as well as chemical properties like charge, reactivity, and composition.

In the field of biomaterials science, understanding surface properties is crucial for designing medical implants, devices, and drug delivery systems that can interact safely and effectively with biological tissues and fluids. Surface modifications, such as coatings or chemical treatments, can be used to alter surface properties and enhance biocompatibility, improve lubricity, reduce fouling, or promote specific cellular responses like adhesion, proliferation, or differentiation.

Similarly, in the field of cell biology, understanding surface properties is essential for studying cell-cell interactions, cell signaling, and cell behavior. Cells can sense and respond to changes in their environment, including variations in surface properties, which can influence cell shape, motility, and function. Therefore, characterizing and manipulating surface properties can provide valuable insights into the mechanisms of cellular processes and offer new strategies for developing therapies and treatments for various diseases.

In medical terms, acids refer to a class of chemicals that have a pH less than 7 and can donate protons (hydrogen ions) in chemical reactions. In the context of human health, acids are an important part of various bodily functions, such as digestion. However, an imbalance in acid levels can lead to medical conditions. For example, an excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach can cause gastritis or peptic ulcers, while an accumulation of lactic acid due to strenuous exercise or decreased blood flow can lead to muscle fatigue and pain.

Additionally, in clinical laboratory tests, certain substances may be tested for their "acidity" or "alkalinity," which is measured using a pH scale. This information can help diagnose various medical conditions, such as kidney disease or diabetes.

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  • In sickness and in health, toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months (or sooner, if the bristles are badly frayed or you have gum dieases, or any oral or tongue lesions or infections). (cnn.com)
  • The whole toothbrush head is designed to fit in the mouth at once, and it features 58,000 ultra-soft bristles to clean every surface of the teeth. (livescience.com)
  • Oral-B Charcoal Medium Toothbrush The Oral-B Charcoal toothbrush features charcoal infused bristles! (shoprite.com)
  • Electric toothbrushes are those that have bristles that rotate, rotate or vibrate to help you thoroughly brush your teeth, tongue and mouth. (fotolog.com)
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or sooner if the bristles look worn out. (cdc.gov)
  • The Colgate ® SlimSoft TM/MC toothbrush has 17x slimmer† tip bristles for a deep clean. (colgate.com)
  • vs. a soft ordinary toothbrush with end rounded bristles. (colgate.com)
  • The three pillars of effectiveness in the Miracle Toothbrush are the pyramid shape of the bristles, the different lengths between the central bristles and the outer ones, and the tapering of each bristle itself. (japantrendshop.com)
  • Blue fade-away reminder bristles let you know when it's time to change your toothbrush head, while the click-on design works with a variety of Philips Sonicare handles. (qvc.com)
  • Later, the Chinese developed bristle toothbrushes in the 7th century, using hog hair bristles attached to handles made from bone or bamboo. (mouthpower.org)
  • Pre-pasted disposable toothbrushes come with toothpaste already applied to the bristles, eliminating the need to carry a separate tube of toothpaste. (mouthpower.org)
  • To use a pre-pasted toothbrush, simply remove it from its packaging, wet the bristles, and brush your teeth as you normally would. (mouthpower.org)
  • Designed with angled bristles to remove plaque between teeth, this soft toothbrush gently cleans down to the gumline and hard-to-reach areas. (tomsofmaine.com)
  • Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months or sooner if bristles have lost their tone. (familymanagement.com)
  • This battery toothbrush for kids has a small oscillating head with extra soft bristles to gently sweep away plaque, helping to protect gums. (boots.com)
  • Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months, and signing up for Quip's replacement program means receiving a new head (and toothpaste) in the mail every three months. (coolhunting.com)
  • The last thing you need is to impair the health of your teeth because you wanted to save money on toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. (fotolog.com)
  • To prevent cross-contamination of the toothpaste tube, ensure that a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is dispensed onto a piece of wax paper before dispensing any onto the toothbrush. (cdc.gov)
  • Every customer receives a preventative care kit - including a smart electric toothbrush, floss and toothpaste - and is signed up to the Beam Brush app. (springwise.com)
  • And then there was the road trip to Oregon, where I not only forgot my toothbrush, but also my toothpaste. (thisibelieve.org)
  • These toothbrushes come pre-packaged, sometimes with toothpaste already applied, and can be easily carried in a purse or travel bag. (mouthpower.org)
  • Helping your little one build a healthy smile for life - learn about Aquafresh kids' toothbrush and toothpaste options for baby teeth and beyond. (aquafresh.com)
  • When your baby's first teeth come through, regular brushing with our Milk Teeth kids' toothpaste and soft-bristled kids' toothbrush will help you gently protect your child's first baby teeth and keep tooth decay in check from day one. (aquafresh.com)
  • Once their full set of milk teeth have just about come through, our Little Teeth toothpaste and animal themed kids' toothbrushes can make tooth brushing fun, helping their baby teeth stay healthy and strong while offering them protection from sugar acid attacks as their diet becomes more varied. (aquafresh.com)
  • Designed by dental experts to help protect a growing smile from sugar acid attacks, our Big Teeth toothpaste and kids' toothbrush help to strengthen new adult teeth whilst looking after your child's last baby teeth until they naturally wobble free. (aquafresh.com)
  • With Aquafresh Advance kids' toothpaste and toothbrushes, you can help keep them protected while they reach full strength. (aquafresh.com)
  • Apply (or have child apply) a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to a dry toothbrush. (familymanagement.com)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the yearly use of 6 tubes of toothpaste of 170g each and 4 toothbrushes per individual. (who.int)
  • Aim: To evaluate the individual yearly consumption of toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes in Lebanon using the amount supplied to the market as a proxy measure after checking if the products meet the standards. (who.int)
  • The yearly consumption of both toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes was below WHO recommendations. (who.int)
  • This translates to using a new toothbrush every 3 months and one tube of toothpaste every two months (10). (who.int)
  • Take care of business from home with this Shyn Sonic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush , complete with eight whitening brush heads, a charger, and a travel case. (mentalfloss.com)
  • You can get a Shyn Sonic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush and all the accessories-including the eight replacement brush heads, a wireless waterproof charger, and travel case-for $60. (mentalfloss.com)
  • The market for disposable toothbrushes, teeth flossers, and tongue cleaners is expected to reach $4.7 billion by the end of 2023. (mouthpower.org)
  • Plus, they look sleeker than most of the classic models like Oral-B and Philips Sonicare (which dentists generally still tend to recommend because they have years of scientific research behind them, though as one dentist who spoke with my colleague Karen Ioirio Adelson pointed out, an independent study shows all kinds of powered toothbrushes outperformed manual ones in reducing plaque. (nymag.com)
  • Enjoy superior performance with these Philips Sonicare SimplyClean toothbrush heads. (qvc.com)
  • The Philips Sonicare For Kids Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush interacts with a fun app that helps kids brush better and for longer. (philips.com)
  • Philips Sonicare is a gentle electric toothbrush for braces (brush heads wear out sooner when used on braces), and is safe for dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) and periodontal pockets, too. (philips.com)
  • This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush helps to remove and reduce stains on your teeth for a brighter smile. (philips.com)
  • Through a new partnership with meditation app Headspace , CPG manufacturer Colgate-Palmolive is hoping its smart electric toothbrush Hum can create a sense of calm for people doing their best to get to the end of 2020. (adweek.com)
  • Add fun to brushing with the Colgate Kids Barbie Extra Soft Battery toothbrush, 3+ Years for kids. (boots.com)
  • Experience a noticeably whiter smile in one month with the high-performance rechargeable electric power toothbrushes for adults. (woot.com)
  • One Shopping for 2 Years: The rechargeable sonic power toothbrush for adults can work for 2 years with 8 premium DuPont adults electric toothbrush heads. (woot.com)
  • And offered electric power toothbrush travel case and toothbrushes holder adding extra value to your order. (woot.com)
  • Makes Traveling Easier: The compact electric toohbrush travel case lets you store your adults electric toothbrushes hygienically, while the universal USB charging base keeps you topped up when you're on the go. (woot.com)
  • You can get 60 days of regular use from a single full charge with the rechargeable electric power toothbrush for adults. (woot.com)
  • The AutoBrush Sonic Pro is an innovative electric toothbrush with useful whitening features, but its unusual design takes time to master and may not deliver a satisfying enough clean for all users. (livescience.com)
  • The AutoBrush Sonic Pro is the most unusual electric toothbrush design we've come across. (livescience.com)
  • This is a minimalist electric toothbrush that excels at the essentials. (coolhunting.com)
  • Don't tell my dentist, but I'm electric-toothbrush averse. (nymag.com)
  • But for whatever reason, I've yet to find an electric toothbrush that really shook me - which is why I was so intrigued to give the new crop of "start-up," direct-to-consumer models a try. (nymag.com)
  • Of course, toothbrush preferences are very personal, but below is what this electric-averse brusher concluded after her foray into the latest start-up models (spoiler alert: a couple just may have turned this skeptic into a believer). (nymag.com)
  • The Goby has a rounded head reminiscent of earlier generations of electric toothbrushes, and two brushing settings to choose from: normal and gentle. (nymag.com)
  • Brushing with the Goby feels like brushing with an older-generation electric toothbrush, but improved. (nymag.com)
  • It was the loudest of the new electric toothbrushes, but also the most straightforward - I'd call it pleasingly old-fashioned. (nymag.com)
  • If you're looking for a new electric toothbrush with modern conveniences (timed brushing, subscription brush-head replacements) that's not hugely different from your trusty Oral-B, this is a good choice. (nymag.com)
  • Perhaps the most well-known of the direct-to-consumer electric toothbrushes, the Quip was the one I was most excited to try. (nymag.com)
  • Are Electric Toothbrushes More Effective? (fotolog.com)
  • One of the most common questions dentists get is what is the better choice, a manual or electric toothbrush? (fotolog.com)
  • That is why in today's article we share with you more information on whether electric toothbrushes are a more effective option. (fotolog.com)
  • Through a series of studies, it has been shown that people who use a manual toothbrush used much stronger pressure than was the case with people with an electric toothbrush, and this in turn led to injuries to the teeth and gums. (fotolog.com)
  • What are the pros and cons of using an electric toothbrush? (fotolog.com)
  • Many disadvantages of manual toothbrushes have been eliminated by the introduction of electric ones, so today this option is becoming increasingly popular when it comes to optimal dental and gum care. (fotolog.com)
  • Click here to find the top 10 electric toothbrushes that will ensure that you clean your mouth and teeth properly and thoroughly in order to prevent cavities and various diseases. (fotolog.com)
  • The first and biggest advantage of electric toothbrushes is that they have been shown to work better in order to remove plaque. (fotolog.com)
  • During these studies, rotating electric toothbrushes were used, which showed the best effect. (fotolog.com)
  • Some studies have also shown that people were much more focused on brushing their teeth when they did it with an electric toothbrush, which is another important factor in achieving optimal dental health . (fotolog.com)
  • The earliest Star Wars toothbrushes brought the power of the Force to the bathroom, because just like Artoo they were electric. (starwars.com)
  • Each Shyn fits neatly into its included travel case-which is just one reason why it won People magazine's 2019 Travel Award for the Best Electric Toothbrush -but don't worry about having to pack the waterproof charger if you're only going away for a few days. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Which electric toothbrush is the best? (fox40.com)
  • Fortunately, an electric toothbrush can make it much easier to remove plaque and prevent gum disease - all without any extra work from you. (fox40.com)
  • Electric toothbrushes can be pretty expensive, with some models costing as much as $300. (fox40.com)
  • If you shop around a bit, you can find plenty of quality electric toothbrushes that cost less than $50. (fox40.com)
  • This electric toothbrush offers twice the cleaning power of a manual toothbrush, thanks to its rotating, oscillating head that gets to hard-to-reach spots. (fox40.com)
  • This ADA-approved electric toothbrush costs less than $10, but it still reaches 70% more hard-to-reach spots than a manual toothbrush. (fox40.com)
  • With its 20,000 sonic strokes per minute, this affordable electric toothbrush provides an extreme deep cleaning. (fox40.com)
  • If you're looking for a budget-friendly electric toothbrush for your kids, this adorable elephant-shaped model is an excellent option. (fox40.com)
  • This gentle, effective electric toothbrush uses sonic technology to remove up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. (fox40.com)
  • Featuring characters from "Frozen," this electric toothbrush for kids is sure to encourage little ones to brush their teeth. (fox40.com)
  • With quiet, sonic vibrations that clean your teeth up to 50% better than a regular toothbrush, this electric toothbrush gently massages your gums and cleans your teeth. (fox40.com)
  • Take your dental hygiene to the next level with the best electric toothbrushes on the market. (livescience.com)
  • From whiter teeth to boosted oral health, the best electric toothbrushes come with an array of benefits. (livescience.com)
  • We know it can be challenging to pick an electric toothbrush that ticks all the boxes. (livescience.com)
  • Whether you're looking for a simple budget-friendly toothbrush, or a premium model packed with hi-tech features, our guide to the best electric toothbrushes has plenty of options to choose from. (livescience.com)
  • Electric, sonic, or powered toothbrushes are clinically proven to be more effective than a manual brush in keeping gums and teeth healthy. (livescience.com)
  • We've reviewed electric toothbrushes based on price, design, size, style, accessories and ease-of-use, and only included the models that are truly worth investing in. (livescience.com)
  • But if you're unsure how to use an electric toothbrush , there's no need to worry. (livescience.com)
  • With pressure sensors, timers and even dedicated apps, your electric toothbrush will guide your way to a brighter smile and squeaky-clean teeth. (livescience.com)
  • Some electric toothbrushes may also come with several replacement brush heads, saving you money later down the line. (livescience.com)
  • And if you're wondering which models are best suited for your little ones, you can't miss our guide to the best electric toothbrushes for kids . (livescience.com)
  • How do we test electric toothbrushes at Live Science? (livescience.com)
  • All of the electric toothbrushes in this guide have been through the same testing protocol by the Live Science team. (livescience.com)
  • The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs' Acceptance of quip Electric Toothbrush- Non Rechargeable is based on its finding that the product is safe and has shown efficacy in removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis, when used as directed. (ada.org)
  • The Oral-B Genius X Electric Toothbrush - Ortho Starter Kit helps you brush like your dentist recommends. (oralb.com)
  • Each Oral-B electric toothbrush provides a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush. (oralb.com)
  • How can I get my Oral-B electric toothbrush serviced? (oralb.com)
  • That's why you'll be smiling after you pick up the Bitvae Daily D2 Electric Toothbrush . (yahoo.com)
  • This powerful electric toothbrush delivers 40,000 strokes per minute, using sonic technology to remove food, stains and other gunk lurking on your choppers. (yahoo.com)
  • Of course, many of the best ones are pricey, but Amazon's come up with an exception: Right now, you can save 60% on the Bitvae Daily D2 Electric Toothbrush that's just $16 (down from $40)! (yahoo.com)
  • And, while you can use a regular old manual toothbrush, plenty of people find it's easier to get a deep clean with an electric brush. (yahoo.com)
  • And now I can see how far these electric toothbrushes have advanced,' a happy customer said. (yahoo.com)
  • I have tried other electric toothbrushes in the past. (yahoo.com)
  • The Oral-B Pro Smartseries Electric Toothbrush features a 360 SmartRing which comes equipped with a timer and pressure sensor that visibly alerts you when you need to ease up on your gums. (yahoo.com)
  • Want to really splash out on an electric toothbrush? (yahoo.com)
  • The electric toothbrush method, however, seems simpler - you just need to remove the brush head and, voila, you've got a power lock pick. (lifehacker.com.au)
  • The development of electric toothbrushes in the 1960s further revolutionized oral care, allowing for more efficient and effective teeth cleaning. (mouthpower.org)
  • The firm created the Oral-B Genius , an electric toothbrush with location tracking technology. (digitaltrends.com)
  • This model combines a separate sonic electric toothbrush and a water flosser in one convenient device to help save counter space and outlets. (waterpik.com)
  • The sonic electric toothbrush provides three cleaning modes for a superb brushing experience, while the water flosser gets deep between teeth and below the gumline to remove plaque and debris that brushing alone misses. (waterpik.com)
  • Dentists and hygienists recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3 months. (boots.com)
  • The AutoBrush Sonic Pro is an automatic 360° toothbrush that claims to clean and whiten teeth in just 30 seconds, removing the need to brush for the recommended two minutes. (livescience.com)
  • As with the other toothbrushes featured in our best toothbrushes guide , we tested the AutoBrush Sonic Pro over a couple of weeks, trying out each feature and testing how well it dealt with everyday plaque and stains. (livescience.com)
  • If a child uses another child's toothbrush or if two toothbrushes come in contact, throw them away and give the children new toothbrushes. (familymanagement.com)
  • If you use a manual toothbrush make sure that the pressure is gentle enough, and on the other hand that you are not too rough on your teeth and gums. (fotolog.com)
  • It removes 75% more plaque than a standard manual toothbrush and has a gentle mode that some kids prefer. (fox40.com)
  • Colgate's My First ® Toothbrush is an extra soft toothbrush for infants for gentle and effective cleaning. (colgate.com)
  • Studies have shown that these toothbrushes significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis compared to manual toothbrushes. (fotolog.com)
  • The Shyn Sonic was approved by the American Dental Association to be an effective toothbrush for gingivitis prevention and plaque removal, making it the next best thing to your routine visit to the dentist. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Ensure that each child has his or her own toothbrush, clearly labeled. (cdc.gov)
  • Make sure that each child has his/her own toothbrush clearly labeled with his/her name. (familymanagement.com)
  • Dentistry giant Oral-B originally announced its super-smart toothbrush, the Genius X, at CES earlier this year - claiming it to be the world's smartest ever toothbrush. (forbes.com)
  • Beam uses a smart toothbrush, an app and a network of dentists to encourage preventative care by rewarding good habits. (springwise.com)
  • Cares Different Dental Needs: The rechargeable electronic toothbrush for adults offers 5 effective tooth brushing modes to suit your different oral care needs. (woot.com)
  • The Quip Toothbrush starter pack is available online for $25, with a refill pack costing $10 every three months. (coolhunting.com)
  • This battery-powered toothbrush is designed to provide a thorough clean for healthier gums and stronger teeth. (fox40.com)
  • You do not need to use dishwashers, microwaves, or ultraviolet devices to disinfect toothbrushes. (cdc.gov)
  • Never 'disinfect' toothbrushes. (familymanagement.com)
  • Replace your toothbrush head every 3 months with GLEEM replacement brush heads. (fredmeyer.com)
  • Genius toothbrushes will ship in some European countries in July, but you'll have to wait until the fall of 2016 if you want to get your hands on one in the U.S. In addition to the brush and suction-cup mount, each Genius unit will include two brush heads and a travel case that includes a battery pack to recharge the brush. (digitaltrends.com)
  • Many consumers are seeking out ways to stay healthier and keep germs bay in their everyday life, which is increasing demand for products like the KCASA KC-TS1 UV Toothbrush Sanitizer. (trendhunter.com)
  • But is getting rid of your toothbrush really necessary to keep germs from spreading? (cnn.com)
  • Germs could potentially live on toothbrushes for up to a few days. (cnn.com)
  • Do toothbrushes spread germs? (cdc.gov)
  • Toothbrushes can have germs on them even after rinsing that could raise the risk of infection, especially for people with immune suppression. (cdc.gov)
  • You do not need to soak toothbrushes in disinfecting solutions or mouthwash, which may actually spread germs under the right conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • This is because a worn-out toothbrush may not work as well, not because it might carry more germs. (cdc.gov)
  • Because of this contamination, a common recommendation is to rinse one's toothbrush thoroughly with tap water following brushing. (cdc.gov)
  • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with tap water until it is completely clean, let it air-dry, and store it in an upright position. (cdc.gov)
  • After the children finish brushing, ensure that they rinse their toothbrushes thoroughly with tap water, allow them to air-dry, and store them in an upright position so they cannot contact those of other children. (cdc.gov)
  • All respondents mentioned difficulties during toothbrushing, including the patients' inability to rinse the mouth and spit, their inability to open the mouth and keep it open during brushing, the presence of voluntary and involuntary movements, and vomiting reflexes. (bvsalud.org)
  • A new toothbrush cleans 95% better in hard-to-reach areas compared to a worn out one. (shoprite.com)
  • Great for Teeth Whitening: The rechargeable electronic sonic toothbrush for adults with 40,000 brush strokes per minute break up 99.99% of plaque and sweep it away. (woot.com)
  • A glass jar drinking mug holds an array of bamboo toothbrushes. (shopify.com)
  • I'd heard good things from friends, and liked that the shape was similar to my manual toothbrush. (nymag.com)
  • What are the main advantages and disadvantages of a manual toothbrush? (fotolog.com)
  • We are all well acquainted with manual toothbrushes and we know that they are an effective tool for cleaning teeth. (fotolog.com)
  • When it comes to manual toothbrushes, their main advantages are definitely that they are very accessible and often a cheaper option. (fotolog.com)
  • You can get a manual toothbrush anywhere, from a pharmacy and drugstore to a local market and gas station. (fotolog.com)
  • But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't upgrade your manual toothbrush. (fox40.com)
  • While you can get your teeth clean with a manual toothbrush, it takes real skill and perseverance to achieve that pristine feeling you have when you get up from your dentist's chair. (yahoo.com)
  • At the front of the handset are four discreet buttons to power the toothbrush on or off and toggle between settings of the cleaning mode, light mode, and timer. (livescience.com)
  • The other downside is that these toothbrushes do not have a built-in timer that helps people brush their teeth at the optimal time. (fotolog.com)
  • Oral-B is the #1 Toothbrush Brand Used by Dentists Worldwide. (shoprite.com)
  • Add Oral-B Brilliance Whitening Toothbrush, Extra Soft, 1 Count (Color May Vary) to Favorites. (shoprite.com)
  • Add Oral-B Brilliance Whitening Toothbrush, Extra Soft, Black and Teal, 2 Count to Favorites. (shoprite.com)
  • Add Oral-B Charcoal Medium Toothbrush to Favorites. (shoprite.com)
  • Add Oral-B Charcoal Medium Toothbrushes Value Pack, 2 count to Favorites. (shoprite.com)
  • Add Oral-B Charcoal Soft Toothbrushes 4x Extra Value Pack, 4 count to Favorites. (shoprite.com)
  • This does not mean that toothbrushes are irrelevant, but only that no toothbrush will be effective enough if you do not have the right habits to maintain oral hygiene. (fotolog.com)
  • Moms and dads worldwide, desperate to find a way to get their kids to get into the daily routine of brushing their teeth, quickly realized that there was no better way to make it happen than to give their kids the coolest option in oral hygiene -- Star Wars toothbrushes. (starwars.com)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is unaware of any adverse health effects directly related to toothbrush use, although people with bleeding disorders or who are severely immunosuppressed may suffer trauma from tooth brushing and may need to seek alternate means of oral hygiene. (cdc.gov)
  • Various means of cleaning, disinfecting, or sterilizing toothbrushes between uses have been developed, but no published research documents that brushing with a contaminated toothbrush has led to recontamination of a user's mouth, oral infections, or other adverse health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • The Oral-B Genius X is the ideal next-level toothbrush for anyone wanting to improve and maintain good dental hygiene. (livescience.com)
  • Oral-B Genius X Review: Does A Toothbrush Really Need Artificial Intelligence? (forbes.com)
  • When it was unveiled, Oral-B said its AI toothbrush would be smart enough to track where you are actually brushing (or not brushing enough) in your mouth and generate personalized feedback via a connected app to show you how to achieve better results. (forbes.com)
  • Upon first unwrapping the Genius X, you'll want to download the Oral-B app, which syncs with the toothbrush and gives you all the feedback when it comes to improving your, erm, stroke. (forbes.com)
  • I was quite taken aback at how accurately the Oral-B app knew where exactly the Genius X toothbrush was in my mouth at any given moment while brushing, and how it was quickly able to tell me that I was pressing too hard in certain areas. (forbes.com)
  • Discover the next lever of oral care innovation, brought to you by Oral-B, a worldwide leader in toothbrushes. (oralb.com)
  • If you're experiencing a problem with your Oral-B toothbrush, check out our Online Repair Service! (oralb.com)
  • I've owned an old Oral-B toothbrush for 17 years, but finally upgraded to this model suggested by my dental hygienist. (yahoo.com)
  • You can also link your toothbrush to the Oral-B app using Bluetooth to get real-time feedback on your brushing habits. (yahoo.com)
  • The Oral-B iO Series 7G i s basically the Cadillac of powered toothbrushes, and does everything short of brushing for you. (yahoo.com)
  • These toothbrushes are designed to be used for a short period and then discarded, often catering to the needs of travelers or those seeking a quick solution to maintain oral hygiene on the go. (mouthpower.org)
  • The purpose of this essay is to explore the role of disposable toothbrushes in oral health, delving into their history, types, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use. (mouthpower.org)
  • Additionally, the essay will discuss alternatives to disposable toothbrushes and provide a comprehensive understanding of their place in maintaining oral health. (mouthpower.org)
  • Disposable toothbrushes emerged in response to this demand, providing an easy and accessible option for maintaining oral hygiene, particularly for travelers and busy individuals. (mouthpower.org)
  • Toothbrushing is a lifelong preventive habit important to maintain oral health and prevent tooth decay. (familymanagement.com)
  • Alongside the Oral-B mobile app (for iOS and Android ), the toothbrush works to determine exactly which parts of your mouth need more attention. (digitaltrends.com)
  • This raises the necessity of increasing the promotion of the importance of proper oral hygiene practices as well as the distribution of tubes of toothpastes and toothbrushes to people in need. (who.int)
  • However, clinical practice has shown that patients with neurological and / or motor disorders usually present poor oral hygiene and their parents / caregivers usually refer to home toothbrushing as a challenging activity. (bvsalud.org)
  • The likelihood of toothbrush cross-contamination in these environments is very high, either through children playing with them or toothbrushes being stored improperly. (cdc.gov)
  • Additionally, disposable toothbrushes can provide hygienic benefits by reducing the risk of bacterial contamination and cross-contamination, as they are intended for short-term use and then discarded. (mouthpower.org)
  • You assemble the toothbrush by pressing the brush head firmly onto the base. (livescience.com)
  • The set features five pieces, including a handle, charger, brush head, refill stand and a travel case so you can easily take your toothbrush with you on vacation. (yahoo.com)
  • The uniquely angled brush head neck of this toothbrush head makes it easier to reach back teeth, removing plaque in those hard-to-reach areas. (philips.com)
  • And always practice good toothbrush hygiene in the meantime: "The best way to care for your toothbrush is to shake it vigorously under running water after brushing. (cnn.com)
  • Toothbrush Care: Cleaning, Storing and Replacement. (cdc.gov)
  • But the truth of the matter is that the brushes in the Miracle Toothbrush will really take your dental care to a whole new level. (japantrendshop.com)
  • There's a whole lot to smile about when it comes to our Whole Care Toothbrush. (tomsofmaine.com)
  • Toothbrushing in the child care setting helps children to develop this habit. (familymanagement.com)
  • She was referred to brushing may be smaller than that with than use of a toothbrush in reducing a tertiary care center, and therapy with tooth extraction. (cdc.gov)
  • Avoid covering toothbrushes or storing them in closed containers, which can cause the growth of bacteria. (cdc.gov)
  • For example, consider the commonly held belief that your toilet sprays your toothbrush with bacteria every time you flush it. (lifehacker.com)
  • Then, place it upright in a toothbrush holder-and make sure it does not touch other toothbrushes. (cnn.com)
  • How easy is it to use and charge up, and what other users make of this unusual U-shaped toothbrush? (livescience.com)
  • It took a lawyer for the United States telling a panel of incredulous Ninth Circuit judges that it is "safe and sanitary" to confine immigrant children in facilities without soap or toothbrushes and to make them sleep on concrete floors under bright lights. (govexec.com)
  • This two sectioned toothbrush holder is made from robust dolomite and features a smooth blue finish that adds to its understated charm. (iwantoneofthose.com)
  • They are ideal for on-the-go use, such as during flights, business trips, or other situations where carrying a regular toothbrush may not be practical. (mouthpower.org)
  • Limited research has suggested that even after being rinsed visibly clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms. (cdc.gov)
  • I've usually been a meticulous brusher but this toothbrush works wayyyyy better and it's easier and more efficient I think to use vs a standard toothbrush to get that complete clean feeling,' one five-star reviewer says . (yahoo.com)
  • They came back with a perfectly ordinary blue toothbrush, but the most horrendous "Hello Kitty," pink, bubble-gum flavored, glittery junk that I have ever used to get my teeth clean. (thisibelieve.org)
  • The history of toothbrushes dates back thousands of years, with various cultures using different materials and methods to clean their teeth. (mouthpower.org)