Focus on Toothbrushes - Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Focus on Toothbrushes - Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
FOCUS on
TOOTHBRUSH
While every attempt is made to be as comprehensive as
Toothbrush
Brand
Church & Dwight
SpinBrush®
SpinBrush
Commercial
Name
Pro Clean SONIC
possible, there may be inadvertent omissions of toothbrushes.
Handle
DIE
| Sizes
Available
AU
Design
Bristle
Type
Unique
Features
Designed for comfort and | One size High velocity, multi-angle, multi- | Soft Removes plaque in hard to reach areas; advanced sonic technology
control level bristles deliver fluid action at priced comparably to a regular power toothbrush
16,000 micro-sweeps per minute
Pro Whitening Designed for comfort and | One size High velocity, multi-angle, multi- | Soft Uses dynamic fluid action that pushes water and toothpaste
SONIC control level bristles deliver fluid action at between teeth for superior cleaning; specialized whitening bristles
16,000 micro-sweeps per minute that help remove stains and whiten teeth
Pro Clean Designed for comfort and | One size Dual action brush head, oscillat- | Soft or medium Removes more plaque in hard to reach places
control ing upper head delivers 3,600 micro-cleaning
oscillations per minute bristles
Pro Whitening Designed for comfort and | One size Dual action brush head, innova- | Soft or medium Whitens teeth in 14 days
control tive whitening bristle system whitening bristles
SpinBrush Kids Themed handles feature Spi- | Child size Designed for smaller mouths, Soft Helps kids brush longer
derman®, Pokémon®, and
the Hulk® plus other popu-
lar images for boys and girls
oscillating head with fixed lower
bristles
SpinBrush Swirl®
Slim, ergonomic
Full or compact head
Stationary and oscillating; up to
6,000 oscillations per minute
Soft or medium (full
head only) bristles
Removes plaque from hard to reach places; delivers the feel and
control of a manual brush and 20x more brush strokes
Power Toothbrushes
black
not be able to access
Colgate 360° SonicPower Ergonomic with battery Full head Tapered with raised Soft All of the features of 360° with added sonic vibration; raised clean-
- Toothbrush operated button cleaning tip ing tip for access to posterior areas; soft, textured cheek and tongue
Col gate cleaner for gentle effective bacteria removal; soft rubber polishing
cups for gentle stain removal
Motion Power Ergonomic, easy to hold Full head Dual action head with rotating Soft Replaceable dual action brush head, curved neck, motion whitening
Toothbrushes handle with nonslip grip bristles, whitening version with has soft polishers to help remove stains
and battery operated soft rubber polishers help
button remove stains and whiten teeth
Kids’ Power Ergonomic with battery One size, different characters | Oscillating head Extra soft Oscillating head cleans teeth and gently sweeps away plaque, slim-
Toothbrushes operated button for children age 3 and over mer handle for easy grip
Conair Interplak DP19 Two speed One size Triple action counter Soft Cordless charger base, 2 minute timer, two regular and one whiten-
rotational, six tufted ing brush heads
Interplak NT7CS One speed One size Triple action counter Soft Soft, nonslip handle
rotational, six tufted
Oral-B/Crest Triumph™ with Curved handle for ergonom- | Professional and orthodontic | FlossAction™ and ProWhite™ brush | MicroPulse™ bristles | Wireless display that provides real time feedback and encourages
IC Professional Oral Hearth || SMartGuide™ ics and comfort models available heads leverage pulsating/oscillat- | for hard-to-reach longer brushing time
ing-rotating technology approximal areas
Pulsonic Slim, lightweight One size Smallest diameter Precision tip, thin Very quiet power brush that has a slim, sleek, modern design with a
filaments, soft 2 minute timer
Vitality™ Rubberized ergonomic grip | Precision clean, Sensitive clean, | Choose between oscillating-rotat- | Brush specific, all Benefits of Oral-B rechargeable power for under $20
provides comfort and control | and Sonic models available ing, sensitive (extra soft), and sonic | with Indicator bristles
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Ergonomic handle, lighter | Standard and compact ProResults brush head features Extra soft Personalized care settings so patients can select the oral regimen
and with less vibration brush heads contour fit bristles, wider sweep- best suited for them; comes with built-in UV sanitizer for brush
than Sonicare Elite ing motions, and provides better heads
tooth coverage than Sonicare Elite
HealthyWhite Ergonomic handle, lighter | Standard and compact ProResults brush head features Extra soft Clean and White mode provides 30 seconds of whitening power to
with less vibration than brush heads contour fit bristles, wider sweep- whiten teeth up to two shades in 2 weeks
Sonicare Elite ing motions, and provides better
tooth coverage than Sonicare Elite
Essence Ergonomic handle Standard brush heads Contoured brush head with slim, | Extra soft Easy start mode helps patients gradually acclimate to the Sonicare
angled neck for enhanced brushing experience; Smartimer automatically shuts off after the
maneuverability recommended 2 minutes of brushing
Sunstar Americas Inc Pulse® Comfortable, ergonomic One size Oscillating soft bristle action for Soft Soft bristles gently massage gums and clean teeth effectively, fea-
Rotapower handle effective cleaning tures new stand up design, battery operated
Toothbrush
Crayola™ Power Comfortable, designed for — | One size Oscillating soft bristle action for Soft Soft bristles gently massage gums and clean teeth effectively, suction
Toothbrush small hands effective cleaning cup hase holder, available in five handle colors
Sesame Street® Comfortable, designed for | One size Oscillating soft bristle action for | Soft Soft bristles gently massage gums and clean teeth effectively, collectible
Power Toothbrush | small hands effective cleaning character stand, available in three handle colors
Water Pik Inc Sensonic® Lightweight, ergonomic han- | One 3 color-coded, contoured brush | Extra soft, nylon Sonic technology, recharge indicator light on handle, 2 brush speeds for cus-
Professional dle with soft, no-slip grip heads: 1 standard, 1 small, and tomized brushing & enhanced compliance, 2-minute timer with 30 second
Toothbrush 1 interdental brush head interval indicator, available through dental offices and online
Zila Pharmaceuticals Inc | Rotadent® The Modeled after a prophy Multiple colors available: Features microfilaments designed | Microfilaments Full 360° sweeping action and microfilaments optimize cleaning efficien-
Professional Rotary | angle for a professional black and white, pink and | for interproximal cleaning and designed to reach | cy in between teeth and around the gumline
Toothbrush clean white, blue and white, and | areas that standard bristles may | areas that are easily
missed
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Manual Toothbrushes
Toothbrush
Brand
Commercial
Name
"Jr 2 A;
Available
Bristle
Design
Bristle
Type
Unique
Features
and Gum Cleanser
with Toothbrush
(Elmo and Abby
Cadabby)
small hands
months and older with
adult supervision
Ashtel Dental Brush Buddies Doggie Children's Flat Soft Talking toothbrush with built-in 2 minute timer guides
kids on health brushing; voice says “Great job!” when
time is completed
Teen Toothbrushes | Sleek clear handle design in | Teen Flat Soft Four attractive packaging designs hold a sleek, clear
four colors: red, green, pur- toothbrush with soft bristles
ple, and blue
Pedo Toothbrushes | Six assorted cartoon animals | Children’s Flat Soft Featuring six different cartoon characters on the handle;
brush also features soft rubber grip to prevent slipping
Church & Dwight Baby Orajel Tooth | Brush fits securely on adult’s | For use on babies 4 In-molded rubber bristles Extra soft Helps parents gently clean infant’s teeth and gums with
Baby Orajel and Gum Cleanser | index finger months and older with a mild, fruity flavor; fluoride free and safe if swallowed;
with Finger Brush adult supervision available with 0.7 oz and 1 oz Elmo Mixed fruit flavor
Orajel MULA
Baby Orajel Tooth | Comfortable, designed for For use on babies 4 Small head, gentle bristles Soft Perfect size for little mouths, fluoride free and safe if
swallowed; toothbrush is available with 1 07 Elmo Apple
Banana flavor and 1 oz Abby Cadabby Mixed Berry flavor
Colgate
Colgate 360°® and
Colgate 360°
Sensitive
Ergonomic, cushioned thumb
grip
Compact head
Tapered with raised
cleaning tip
Soft (Colgate 360°) and ultra soft
(Colgate 360° Sensitive)
Raised cleaning tip for access to posterior areas; soft, tex-
tured cheek and tongue cleaner for gentle, effective bacte-
ria removal; soft rubber polishing cups for gentle stain
removal; also available with ultra soft bristles for sensi-
tive teeth
Colgate Wave™ and
Colgate Wave Sensi-
tive
Ergonomic, contoured
handle with no-slip grip
Compact, ultra com-
pact, and full heads
Multiheight, curved bristles
Soft (Colgate Wave), Ultra soft (Col-
gate Wave Sensitive)
Curved handle for better control and reinforcement of
good brushing technique, unique bristle trim to effectively
remove plaque and bacteria
Colgate Smiles™
Ergonomic, cushioned handles
enable an easier grip and bet-
ter cleaning control at every
age
My First Colgate (ages 0-
2); Junior Dora the
Explorer" (ages 2-5);
Youth SpongeBob
Squarepants™, and Uni-
versal Design (age 5+)
Small cushioned head with
multi-height bristles and dosing dot
Extra Soft (ages 0-2, 2-5) and soft
(ages 5+)
Age segmentation developed alongside the dental pro-
fession; unique dosing dot helps measure the right
amount of paste at every age; innovative tongue cleaner
on back of head (youth only)
Dr. Collins Perio Nonslip, rubber grip One size Ultra slim and tapered bristles reach Supersoft polyester bristles Provides supreme cleaning and gently massages teeth
Toothbrush further into interdental spaces while and gums; perfect for sensitive teeth and gums, gum
stimulating and massaging gums recession, and those with braces
Pre-Pasted Ergonomic nonslip rubber One size Multi-length tapered bristles, tooth- Soft nylon Economical, great for travel and on-the-go lifestyle,
Disposable grip paste infused brush just needs moisture to activate
Toothbrush
Disposable Ergonomic nonslip rubber One size Multi-length tapered bristles Soft nylon Economical, great for travel and on-the-go lifestyle
Toothbrush grip
EDT—Curvex Curvex Convex head Standard Taper Extra soft Fits lingual curvature, convex head avoids hitting the
roof of the mouth
Curvex Il Multi- Unique T-shape Standard Taper Extra soft Designed as multi-function brush with either vertical or
Function horizontal hold
Curvex 1A Unique T-shape Standard Taper Ultra soft For immediate post-surgical use for all dental surgeries
Surgical and implant oral health needs
GlaxoSmithKline Deep-Action Soft rubber grip Standard head Multilength Soft, medium Three way flexible brush head that reaches the unique
Aquafresh contours of teeth and gums, flexible neck protects gum
Toothbrushes line
© sk Gel-Flex Gel rubber grip Standard head Multilength Soft, medium Flexible gel brush head adapts to the shape of the
GlaxoSmithKline teeth for better cleaning contact, flexible neck
Consumer Healthcare protects gum line
Dr. Seuss Larger grip designed for kids | Child-sized head Flat Extra soft Dr. Seuss characters help engage children, smaller
brush head
Johnson & Johnson REACH® Batman Comfortable grip One child size Rounded, polished bristle ends Soft Features Batman design on handle, tapered neck and
Healthcare Products comfortable grip designed for children 6-12 years of age
Division E REACH Ergonomic handle and One adult size Longer outer bristles are designed to be | Soft Removes plaque in places that are hard to reach
ULTRACLEAN™ thumb grip, angled neck soft and gentle on gums, multi-level
inner tufts effectively clean between
teeth
REACH Advanced | Angled neck and tapered One adult size Bilevel bristles clean and remove Soft, medium, and firm Extends behind back teeth
Design™ head, ergonomic rubber grip plaque along the gum line
Nimbus® Nimbus Microfine® | Ergonomic, control designed | Compact,regular Two level, multituft Tapered and end rounded Access to sulcular areas via tapered design, trauma-less
multituft design
Oral-B Pulsar Pro-health | Rubber grip handle features | 35 soft Carefully polished end-round bristles are | Soft gentle bristles; MicroPulse bris- | Pivoting action penetrates deep between teeth and
PæG Professional Oral Health front and back thumb stops gentle on teeth and gums; power tip tles (elastomeric bristles) with tex- | sweeps away food and plaque; pulsing action lifts up
for firmer grip and extra con- bristles are extra long to help brush tured cleaning pads that grip the and sweeps away food and plaque, pulsing is triggered
trol, fits comfortably in the hard-to-reach areas surface of the teeth and sweep by AAA Duracell battery; split head technology adjusts
hand and offers a secure grip away food and plaque to the contours of teeth to enhance reach and provide
to maneuver the brush with great mouth feel
precision
CrossAction Ergonomic nonslip handle to | 35 soft Carefully polished end-round bristles are | CrissCross bristles angled in oppos- | See bristle design and type.
accommodate five basic gentle on teeth and gums, power tip ing directions to lift out and sweep
toothbrush grips bristles are extra long to help brush away plaque; blue indicator bristles
hard-to-reach areas fade to signal that toothbrush needs
to be replaced
CrossAction Ergonomic nonslip handle to | 35 and 40 soft Carefully polished end-round bristles are | CrissCross bristles angled in oppos- | Gum stimulators and new tongue cleaner
Pro-Health accommodate five basic gentle on teeth and gums, power tip ing directions to lift out and sweep
toothbrush grips bristles are extra long to help brush away plaque; blue indicator bristles
hard-to-reach areas fade to signal that toothbrush needs
to be replaced
Oxyfresh Benefit™ Ergonomic grip One size Soft, gentle Soft, gentle Unique, flexible triple-head configuration
Toothbrush
Health Brush Ergonomic grip One size Soft gentle Soft, gentle Compact for travel, protective cover
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Toothbrush
Brand
Commercial
Name
Handle
Design
Sizes
Available
Bristle
Design
Bristle
Type
Unique
Features
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Plak Smacker Achieve Power Tip | Rubber handle, thumb grip Adult Power tip .006 Soft Dupont Tynex nylon Premium diamond shape brush with raised power tip for hard
bristles to reach areas
TEN Dual Control Rubber handle, thumb grip | Adult Wedge .007 Dupont Tynex nylon bristles | Dual control features tongue cleaner on the back of the head
SMACKER
Kid’s Suction Cup | Rubber handle with suction | Child Wedge Dupont Tynex nylon bristles Kid's suction features a space-saving suction cup
cup
POH POH Straight Adult #2 Two rows of tufts Nylon even, end rounded, and For ortho, two rows of tufts allow cleaning over/under brackets
Oral Health polished .007 and along gum line
Products Inc
POH Straight Adult #6 Marquise shaped Nylon even, end rounded, and Marquise shape bristle configuration provides more control
polished .007, available in super | over bristle placement along the sulcus, perfect for perio
soft .005
POH Straight Adult #7 Three rows of tufts Nylon even, end rounded, and Bristles feel softer by using fewer rows of bristles and tufts, #7 is
polished .007 tailored for the second stage
Practicon Inc Y261 Nonslip dolphin-shaped han- | Youth 26 tuft, flat-trimmed bristles with Soft, end-rounded Dupont Dolphin grip design
SmileGoods® dle reach around tip Tynex® bristles
A401 Ergonomic, nonslip cushioned | Adult 40 tuft, contour-trimmed bristles Soft, end-rounded Dupont Tynex | Cross-angle action
grip bristles
Imprintable A361 | Ergonomic handle Adult 36 tuft, contour-trimmed bristles Soft, end-rounded Dupont Tynex | Smooth, compact head
bristles
Quantum Labs Quantum Pro Unique translucent and opaque| Children and Multilevel bristle designs, one style .006 Dupont soft, polished end | Inserts on back of package for business card, eight styles, gentle
Series ergonomic handles, nonslip adult with unique microfine texture rounded bristles bristles able to clean hard-to-reach areas, some with flexible
rubber grips necks
Premium Unique translucent and opaque| Children, junior, | Multilevel bristle designs, assortment |.006 Dupont soft, polished end | Imprinting available, eight styles, four assorted colors per style
Series ergonomic handles, some with | and adult of head shapes and sizes rounded bristles
nonslip rubber grips
Contemporary Translucent ergonomic handles | Children and Multilevel bristle designs, assortment | .006 Dupont soft, polished end | Four assorted colors per style, fun dolphin-shaped children's
Series adult of head shapes and sizes rounded bristles brush
Sulcabrush Inc Sulcabrush Flat for application of pressure | Regular and Firm bristles for gingival stimulation | Dupont nylon Stops bleeding gums, flossing made easy
at the gum line pocket size
Sunstar Americas Inc | Summit+ Soft-grip handle Compact, full Unique bilevel bristle design with Sensitive, soft Unique Extremely Tapered Bristles penetrate more deeply into
GUM Extremely Tapered Bristles for gentle, the sulcus, along the gingival margin, and interproximally
multilevel cleaning
Technique+ Quad-Grip® thumb pad design | Compact, full Dome Trim® bristle design raised cen- | Sensitive, soft Unique design ensures proper brushing technique; reduces
intuitively helps guide the ter bristle forms a domed cleaning plaque, gingival inflammation, and bleeding
hands to hold the brush at 45° surface to reduce subgingival plaque;
angle for deep cleaning Interdental Trim cleans between
teeth; Super Tip® bristles clean hard-
to-reach teeth
Micro Tip Ergonomically designed clear | Compact, full Microfeathering of the inside bristle | Sensitive, soft Microfeathered inside bristle rows provide a gentle cleaning
handle with rubber thumb rows increases the number of bristle for patients who brush too hard, have gingival recession, or
grip for enhanced comfort tips to provide soft, gentle cleaning sensitivity
with minimized pressure
TePe Supreme™ Ergonomic handle with thumb | Adult Dual filament design for improved Extra soft filaments The longer, tapered filaments enable better access between
pad, long neck with small access and gentle cleaning the teeth while shorter filaments clean the rest of the tooth
head, neck can be angled for surface
increased access
Special Care User-friendly handle, neck can | Adult compact | Special care comes with 12,000 Special care: extremely extra soft | Ideal for after oral surgery, extremely dry mouth, gingival
Gentle Care be angled for increased access filaments filaments Gentle care: extra soft | lichen, canker sore and herpes, trauma, and radiation
Compact Tuft Angled brush with a compact | Compact 700 filaments Short and extra soft filaments Ideal for along the gum line, emerging teeth, and difficult-to-
dome-shaped tuft reach areas
Tess Accent Clear handle with colored grip | Compact 37 tuft | Flat trim, oval pattern, 6 mil perime- | Dupont Tynex Offset handle and small oval head allow for easy access to all
for thumb and finger ter, 7 mil interior filament areas of the mouth, made in the USA
Concept Perio/Post | Large handle with indenta- Compact 38 tuft, | Soft 4 mil or 5 mil bristles, flat trim Dupont Tynex Soft bristles and small head allow for comfort brushing post-
Surgical Brush tions for easy grip rectangular head | for comfort post-surgically surgically without damaging restorative work, made in the USA
Concept Curve Offset contoured handle for | Small 30 tuft oval | Flat trim with 6 mil perimeter and 7 | Dupont Тупех Low cost, made in the USA
Junior Brush easy control head for ages mil interior filament
6-10
Ultradent Smilebrush Slender, ergonomic design Adult End-rounded and top angled bristles | Soft Rounded bristles clean effectively and gently; top angled
available in green, blue, and brushes reach hard to reach access areas
red
Smilebrush Junior | Large, easy grip handle; avail- | Children’s End-rounded bristles Soft Cushioned head protects gingiva; rounded bristles clean effec-
able in green, red, and blue tively and gently; playful images encourage brushing
Oral Hygiene Brush | Large ergonomic handle Adult End-rounded, crossed, top angled Soft Integrated tongue cleaner on brush head removes bacteria;
design; available in blue, red, crossed bristles effectively remove plaque; top angled brushes
purple, and green reach hard to reach access areas
Vista Dental Products | Vista Breeze™ Contra-angle design Adult full and Block pattern bristle design on a dia- Soft DuPont bristles Extremely affordable take-home item, available in five bright
—-—=.- compact, youth, | mond-shaped head colors, imprinting available on all sizes except junior
and junior
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Mountains Above the Rest Vista Spring™ Firm | Ergonomic flexible handle with | Adult Angled, v-shaped bristle pattern on an Extra soft DuPont bristles Flexible zone in the neck relieves pressure on sensitive teeth and
soft rubber grip oval angle head provides access to hard- gums during brushing, large custom imprint area on the
to-reach areas handle
Zila Pro-DenRx® Ergonomically designed for Youth adult, Designed to remove plaque between | Soft and thin bristles with round- | Blue Sweeptip® cleans hard to reach back teeth
Pharmaceuticals Inc comfort and effectiveness adult compact, | the teeth and along the gum line ed ends for a more gentle clean
adult full size
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