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May 5, 2017

Natural Bristle Toothbrush for Sensitive Teeth


Natural Boar Bristle Toothbrush

Chew sticks in Africa, horsehair in Egypt, coconut husk in the South Pacific and many other natural materials from all over the world have been incorporated for oral hygiene use. Although the Ancient Chinese were said to have used boar bristles to clean their teeth, the first nylon toothbrush wasn't manufactured until 1938 by DuPont and was later adopted for more effective use by Johnson & Johnson in 1977. While nylon is more widely popular today, natural boar bristles like Fuchs Natural Brushes, are much softer and useful for those with sensitive teeth and gums. 

Who can we credit for the custom of daily toothbrushing in the United States? Upon their return home from World War II, US Soldiers continued the habit of toothbrushing that was regimented during their military service. Teeth should be brushed for two minutes, three times daily. Young children should be supervised and until they are able to tie their shoelaces, parents should perform "military checks" to ensure that all surfaces have been cleaned properly.

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