What you need to know about our product
This is the original Dr. Charles C. Bass toothbrush. Dr. Bass, a medical doctor, was
diagnosed with periodontal disease which he overcame. He ended up spending 20
years of his life researching oral hygiene issues and developed a simple method and
products enabling virtually everyone to enjoy a lifetime of perfect dental health. His
brushing technique was designed to get deep into the gingival crevice and remove
unwanted bacteria and other soft material.
Dr. Bass’s perfectly designed toothbrush is:
- Designed with a plain straight handle
- Approximately 6” long
- About 7/16 “ wide
- 3 rows of bristles
- 6 tufts per row evenly spaced
- High quality nylon bristles
- .007” diameter per bristle
- 13/32” bristle length
- Ends of bristles ground and finished to hemispherical shape with no sharp points
or rough edges
Dr. Bass died at 100 with all his teeth.
In the early 70s is was a Health Aide with the San Diego Unified School District. I was assigned to one of the first ever Nurse Practitioners, Joann Bloomquist. She was a former Army nurse who had served in Viet Nam. She wrote a grant proposal to teach elementary school children the gum brushing technique. She acquired small head, soft bristle brushes designed to be applied to the gum line, with instruction, and and colored tablets to be chewed. The tablet dye would attach to plaque buildup along the gums to demonstrate problem areas. With the school nurse practitioner, I went to each classroom and helped the kids with the technique of stimulating the mouth's natural saliva, angling the brush and wiggling it side-to-side at the gum line. The kids were able to decrease the plaque at the gum line and for many, reverse gum inflammation and swelling. My own hygienist knew little to nothing of the technique when I described the process to her a few years ago. I am so happy to have again found the brushes intended to facilitate this manner of **** hygiene.