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 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.
Directions: Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and brush with short strokes directed upward on the upper teeth and downward on the lower teeth moving the brush back and forth with a circular motion, applying firm but light pressure. This digging type action will dislodge the soft material containing foreign particles, bacteria and plaque. Too much bending or flaring of the bristles means too much pressure is being applied.
To brush behind your lower front teeth raise the handle of the toothbrush so you can clean down in between the gums and teeth pushing downward with a circular motion. On the upper teeth do exactly the opposite, brushing upward instead of downward and to reach the area behind your upper front teeth angle the handle of the toothbrush downward so the bristles can once again get in between the teeth and gums. Remember you are still brushing upward with a slight circular motion.
Nothing good will happen if you don’t brush and practice good oral hygiene on a regular basis. A habit takes 21 days to develop. Be persistence and follow all 5 steps to get the best results.
BRUSH morning and evening, 2 to 5 drops on a toothbrush and brush as normal
FLOSS once daily
RINSE and GARGLE morning and evening, 2 to 5 drops in an ounce of water
REFRESH mid-morning, mid-afternoon and as needed. 2 drops on tongue or one spray and coat gums, teeth and mouth