Dr. Charles C. Bass, a medical doctor and dean of Tulane University School of Medicine spent 20 years of his life researching and developing the optimal oral hygiene method. His legacy is a revolutionary designed toothbrush and brushing technique. When Dr. Bass died at 100 years of age he had all his teeth.
The Dr. Bass toothbrush has 3 rows of bristles, 6 tufts to a row, evenly spaced. This toothbrush design allows the bristles to enter the gum line crevice to remove foreign particles, bacteria, plaque thereby reducing cavities and preventing gum infection. The body is made of a polypropionate substance which is biodegradable.
The bristle length is 13/32 of an inch long and .007 inches in diameter. This allows the bristle to bend effectively and penetrate deeper into the pits, grooves, depressions and narrow spaces on and in between the teeth.
The soft nylon bristle is rounded at the top and not cut across the top like other toothbrushes. This prevents scratching, puncturing, and tearing of the gum tissue and scraping of the tooth enamel when vigorously brushing. This toothbrush will not harm the soft gum tissue or push it away from the roots. If bleeding persists it could be a sign of gum problems.
Brushing technique: Hold the OraMD toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth and brush in a short, circular motion with the bristles penetrating the gum line as you brush. Apply firm but light pressure. This gentle sweeping action along the gum line will dislodge the soft material containing foreign particles, bacteria and plaque thereby reducing cavities and preventing gum infection. Brush the outer surfaces, the inside surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of all teeth.Brushing application: Wet toothbrush, turn bottle upside down, drop 1-5 drops (1-2 starting) of OraMD onto the bristles and brush as directed. Those who have sensitive gums should increase the amount at their own pace. Be sure to brush your tongue. Stay within your comfort zone.This specially designed toothbrush works optimally with OraMD. However, if using regular toothpaste apply as directed.You may experience slight bleeding for the first couple days as the OraMD toothbrush and brushing technique penetrates and cleans the gingival crevices. If bleeding persists, it could be a sign of serious gum problems.