Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How Animals Maintain Dental Hygiene

How Animals Maintain Dental Hygiene

The history of dental hygiene in the human species has not always been of a steady course or concern. It was not until the 1800s that a community swine or horsehair toothbrush was made available in some outlying towns for those concerned enough to give a seldom brush in passing. Today, most of us are aware and more active in the front to keep our mouths clean and healthy.

In the animal kingdom, things have remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years. The various needs of the animal kingdom's massive array of mouths, snouts, and beaks, have long been sorted out in different and sometimes quite interesting ways. So, how exactly do animals take care of or "brush their teeth" in the wild? Here is a brief list of some animals and the unique ways in which they go about maintaining their mouths.


Monkeys may display the very most ingenuity in this area, behind humans. While there are many varieties of this animal all over the world, most of them use a particular assortment of materials found in their environment to chew and rub away debris and plaque on their teeth. Such is their proficiency that, in fact, there have been several types of monkeys observed using hair as floss to clean between their teeth.


Beavers are infamous wood-chewers, creating wondrous dams in nature and are notorious for causing problems on private woodlands and farms. Did you know, though, that much of this behavior is a matter of necessity in dental hygiene? The often unmentioned truth about this animal is that its teeth continue to expand and grow, and if they do not regularly chew as they are known so well for doing, their teeth will become an actual obstruction and a health danger.


Sharks are carnivores that patrol the world's many waterways in search of the best prey. Without actual limbs, however, it is a wonder they can have any effect in the dental hygiene arena whatsoever. Consciously, this is true - sharks cannot and don't proactively demonstrate any behaviors of mouth maintenance. Ecologically though, these predators of the depths have found an interesting way to maintain a healthy mouth. While constant movement through the water in addition to "cleaning fish" activities helps keep things clean, sharks grow many rows of replacement teeth, all ready for their turn in action.


Man's best friend, the dog, utilizes a quite simple, straightforward, and recognizable dental hygiene habit - chewing. By chewing on a variety of materials with varying hardness and textures, dogs efficiently scrub off much of the stuck-on plaque, debris, and bacteria which pose an eventual detriment if left. In addition to this benefit, chewing also provides excellent jaw bone and muscle maintenance, and sometimes even a dose of entertainment and psychological release as well.


Ants disinfect their mouths and bathe themselves and their young in a kind of poison that kills a whole array of small life forms, from bacteria to fungus spores. To obtain the lurid substance, the ants "milk" it from their acidopore duct, and from there, get to cleaning. Thirty-seven chemicals make up this potent mixture, and it can even sometimes be used to help turn away predators otherwise all too happy to have ants for the main course.


 In the wild, cats big and small rely on much the same basic chewing method as their canine counterparts in the pursuit of dental maintenance. Unfortunately for cats, however, their teeth are more narrow and sharp, making them more susceptible to breakage if carelessly exposed to too much stress. Grass and other softer materials are therefore the preferred chew materials for cats in search of a cleaner mouth.

The animal kingdom may not have the tools and brains we have, but regardless, animals find a way to do their best in keeping their mouths maintained. Without proper maintenance of some sort, health issues can quickly arise in animals, just as they would in a human if this area of the body is neglected for too long. These are just a few interesting examples of the many ways in which animals "brush their teeth," or try to keep their mouths clean and healthy, just like humans.

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Top 9 Reasons One Gets Periodontal Disease

Reports show that approximately 47% of American adults between the ages of 20 to 64 suffer from some form of periodontal disease or inflammation around the tooth.

Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a variety of inflammatory diseases impacting the tissues that enclose and support the teeth and is characterized by the pulling away of the gums and the formation of pockets or gaps between the tooth and gums that become infected.

In periodontal disease, plaque and bacteria spreads and accumulates beneath the gum line, and as the body's immune system fights this spread of bacteria, the body's natural response to the infection, in addition to the toxins from the bacteria, begin to break down the connective tissue and bone that attach the teeth. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the gradual loss of the bone around the teeth, which over time can cause the loosening and loss of teeth.

There are many causes of periodontal disease. The top 9 causes include:

1. Poor Oral Hygiene

The human mouth is full of bacteria, which when combined with mucus and other particles, continuously form a sticky, colorless film, or plaque, on the teeth.

Daily flossing and brushing help keep plaque at bay. However, plaque that is not removed can harden and form what is known as tartar, which can only be removed by a professional.

Tartar is a breeding ground for bacteria, and if it is left untreated for too long, it can eventually lead to gingivitis, which in turn can lead to periodontal disease.

2. Heredity

If there are known cases of periodontal disease within your family, there is an increased possibility that you may develop the disease, as well. However, good hygiene combined with regular dental check-ups can help reduce this risk.

3. Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes in the female body, such as puberty, etc., can make the gums sensitive, making gums more vulnerable to gingivitis.

4. Smoking and Tobacco Consumption

Smoking is a major risk factor in the development of periodontal disease and can also lower the chances for successful treatment, as it may affect the natural ability of the gums to repair themselves. Chewing tobacco may also increase your risk.

5. Poor Health

You are at a greater risk of developing periodontal disease if you suffer from poor nutrition. Furthermore, certain illnesses or diseases, such as diabetes, Cancer, and AIDS and their treatment, can also increase your risk.

6. Bad Eating Habits

The kind of diet you follow can sometimes affect your gum health. For instance, a diet high in starch and sugar can have a negative impact on the health of your gums because it contributes to plaque buildup and affects the body's immunoinflammatory responses.

7. Medications

There are some medications that can cause an out-of-the-ordinary overgrowth of the gum tissue, which can make it challenging to keep your gums and teeth clean and lead to plaque buildup. Also, saliva provides a sort of protective barrier in your mouth; however, many prescription and over-the-counter medications can decrease saliva flow, which can leave your mouth susceptible to gingivitis and other infections.

8. Poorly-Fitted Dental Restorations

Sometimes dentures and other dental restorations can be ill-fitted, which can cause your gums to become irritated and lead to infection.

9. Teeth Grinding

If you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, then you may be at risk of developing periodontal disease. Teeth clenching or grinding can weaken your teeth after a while, making them more vulnerable to periodontal disease and other conditions.

Periodontal disease can be prevented by brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly to remove plaque from between the teeth, and attending regular dental check-ups.

For those who suffer from periodontal disease, damage caused by the disease can be reduced with regular deep cleanings in addition to following good oral health practices. Regular appointments with your periodontist or dentist should also be scheduled to keep your mouth healthy and clean. 

If deep cleaning does not remedy inflammation and deep pockets, then surgery may also be performed to reduce periodontal pockets to help make it easier to keep the area clean. Bone and tissue grafting may also be performed to help regenerate any gum tissue or bone loss associated with the disease.

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dental Hygiene New Year's Resolutions to Make this Year

Dental Hygiene New Year's Resolutions to Make this Year
The new year is a time that causes many people to re-evaluate their lives and make new goals that they aspire to ascertain. New Year's resolutions are, however, hardly attained as a majority of those who made them lose focus, and their commitment tapers off. Despite this scenario, those who value good dental hygiene often use New Year's resolutions to make positive changes in how they take care of their teeth. Here are some ways you can bolster your oral health heading into another year.

1. Brush Your Teeth for Two Minutes Twice a Day

Many people do not seem to be aware of the fact that there is a proper way to brush their teeth. The more you clean your teeth to the prescribed standards, the better your overall dental care will be. If you have been brushing your teeth once a day (most likely at night), you have been doing it wrong. Dentists recommend cleaning them twice a day, typically once at night and once in the morning.

Along with brushing twice a day is the length of time you should take when brushing. To clean your teeth correctly, dentists recommend brushing for two minutes. But this alone, too, may not be adequate for proper dental hygiene.

In addition to brushing twice a day for two minutes, you are advised to brush using circular motions. This helps you reach the areas that are less visible. Ensure that you don't brush aggressively as this can lead to damaging your gum and enamel.

2. Drink a Lot of Water Daily

Dentists highly recommend drinking water throughout the day to promote better dental hygiene. Anytime you drink water, you wash away bacteria that are on your teeth. The more consistently you do this, the more bacteria you clean from your teeth.

Another effect of drinking water through the day is that you increase the amount of saliva in your mouth. Doing this helps to fight any bacteria present there. So, how much water should you drink to achieve this? Calculate half your weight to get an approximate number of ounces you should take in daily.

3. Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly

Changing your toothbrush on a regular basis is an essential factor in better dental hygiene. Over time, the bristles in your toothbrush become frayed and weaken, meaning they don't clean your teeth as well. Dentists recommend swapping your toothbrush every three to six months. An ideal time to do this is on New Year's Day, as you will remember to replace it with the change in each season.

4. Regular Flossing

Flossing is one of the most potent ways to bolster your oral hygiene, eclipsed only by brushing your teeth. It helps in eliminating food particles and bacteria trapped in between the teeth. The toothbrush can't clean these, and without any regular flossing there will be build up which will adversely affect your dental health.

Run the floss back and forth alongside your teeth to remove any present food particles or bacteria. While it may initially be a hard habit to pick up, training yourself to floss after brushing your teeth over time makes it easy to do with little effort.

5. Use Soft Bristles

Contrary to popular opinion, a toothbrush with hard bristles doesn't help clean teeth any better. In fact, it is harmful to your dental hygiene as it erodes your gums and enamel. Your teeth will become more susceptible to decay as a result. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to prevent harming your gum and enamel.

6. Avoid Excess Starchy and Sugary Foods

Sugar and starch in excessive amounts are incredibly harmful to your dental health. When they stick to the teeth, they provide the fuel that bacteria present in your teeth require to form acids causing tooth decay. You do not have to eliminate these foods in your quest for better oral health. Instead, enjoy them in moderation.

7. Clean Your Tongue, Too

Many people clean their teeth regularly but barely pay any attention to their tongue. It holds a lot of the bacteria present in the mouth (which cause bad breath). You should, therefore, brush your tongue while you brush your teeth. The best way to clean it is by brushing from the back of the tongue forward towards the mouth. Do this gently. Brush it side-to-side as well and rinse when done.

8. Stop Smoking

If you smoke cigarettes, you may need to consider kicking the habit as it cuts down your risk of gum disease by 50 percent.

Good oral hygiene is a desirable goal that many people focus on during the New Year. There are various things you can do to ensure that you maintain excellent dental hygiene. Consistency in carrying them out is what leads to better oral health.

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

8 Great Dental Hygiene Tips for Holiday Meals

8 Great Dental Tips for Holiday Meals
The holiday season will soon be upon us, which makes now the perfect time to find out how you can keep your teeth clean during Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday meals. While you may not have the time to brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash immediately after eating, you can still use some simple tips to maintain your smile until well after the holiday season passes.

1.  Avoid Caramels and Similar Treats

No matter where you go for dinner this holiday season or who throws parties and other events, you'll likely come across a candy platter sitting out. Before you go to town and sample all the candies on display, think about the effects that caramels and other sticky sweets have on your teeth. Those treats can cause significant damage to the enamel on your teeth. You also risk those sticky candies pulling out your fillings, and some candies can even cause a broken tooth to fracture further or pull the tooth out of your mouth.

2. Choose Healthier Sweets

When you see cookies and other sweets on display, your body instantly beings craving those sweets. Drink a glass of cold water before heading to the dessert table. Doing this fills your stomach and helps you avoid eating more sweet treats. If you still want something sweet, try crunching a few carrots or apple slices first. Those fruits strengthen your teeth and provide your body with the sweet flavor that it craves.

3. Avoid Soda and Wine

Many people do not realize that soda and wine can leave behind dark stains on their teeth. Red wine and soft drinks are very dark and can cause significant staining along the gum line and on the surface of your teeth. Stick to ginger ale, white wine, and other lighter colored drinks. If you do drink wine or a darker substance, brush as soon as possible. You can also rinse your mouth out with warm water and spit the excess to reduce the risk of that drink staining your teeth.

4. Take Dental Supplies with You

Avoid pain and discomfort while traveling during the holiday season with a kit filled with dental supplies. Pack some over-the-counter pain medication, dental floss, a miniature bottle of mouthwash and some gauze or cotton balls. Those supplies help you combat any emergency situation until you can get to a dentist.

5. Carry Disposable Dental Picks

Disposable dental picks come in plain and flavored options. These small tools feature a piece of dental floss on one end and a sharp pick on the opposite end. Put a few in your bag or your pocket and use one to remove anything caught between your teeth. Some people find that they can more easily hold and use a dental pick than they could dental floss.

6. Rinse with Tap Water

Before you brush your teeth at the end of the day, fill a cup with cooler tap water that you use to rinse out your mouth. Make sure that the water gets between your teeth before spitting the excess in your sink. This removes all the food particles and other debris from your mouth and makes brushing more effective. If you have sensitive teeth, you can rinse with warmer water rather than cooler water.

7. Snack on Cheese

While you might think that you can only eat low-fat foods during the holiday season, you can add cheese to your list of holiday snacks. Sticking with cheese like a mozzarella or aged cheddar is a good option because these cheeses have properties that actually neutralize some of the bacteria in your mouth. Those bacteria can eat through the enamel and cause tooth decay. Eating a small wedge of cheese can keep you from overindulging during meal time because it fills your stomach up, too.

8. Follow a Set Routine

Even if your routine changes during the holiday season because you eat later at night or eat several times a day, you should still follow a set routine when it comes to your dental hygiene. Make sure that you brush and use mouthwash in the morning, but do these tasks right before you leave the house instead of before eating breakfast. You'll want to brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash right before climbing into bed at night too. Taking a dental travel set with you lets you brush and floss after eating a heavy meal, too.

Far too many people use the holidays as an excuse to slack off in regards to their dental health. They think that they don't need to brush as often or that they can skip taking care of their teeth before falling asleep. With these tips, you can remind yourself to take care of your teeth during the holiday season and improve your dental and oral health, too.

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County Long Island.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

8 Great Dental Tips for Thanksgiving

8 Great Dental Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an especially happy time of year as you reflect on the year and all its goodness. Families far and wide come together to express their gratefulness through sharing their bounty together. Meal times become bonding times, and as a result, you find yourself eating a greater variety of food than usual. It is important to maintain dental hygiene while celebrating. Here are some tips to help you.

1. Brush Your Teeth Properly

The foundation of good dental hygiene is always proper brushing of teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day as recommended by dentists. Ideally, this should be once in the morning and once before going to sleep at night.

When brushing your teeth, you need to use the right technique as well to get the best results. Use gentle, circular motions around your teeth for optimal cleaning results. Ensure that your brushing regimen spans two minutes as recommended by dentists to achieve the highest levels of hygiene. Note that aggressively brushing your teeth can hurt your enamel and gums and therefore, you should avoid it. Always use gentle brush strokes.

2. Floss Your Teeth After Brushing

While many people understand the need for a regular tooth brushing regimen, they overlook the importance of flossing after brushing. Flossing is the second most effective means of cleaning your teeth after brushing.

Food particles get wedged between your teeth. Although you brush your teeth, the bristles cannot reach in between them, and as a result, these particles and bacteria that are also present are not being cleaned. Flossing reaches these problematic parts of the teeth to clean them out and is, therefore, an essential companion to brushing your teeth. To best clean your teeth, run the floss alongside your teeth gently.

3. Drink Lots of Water Regularly

Thanksgiving, like any other holiday, leads to eating more food than we usually do during different times of the year. Inevitably this leads to more bacteria in our teeth. Drinking water throughout the day helps to clean out the bacteria from your teeth. Another perk of drinking water throughout the day is that it increases your saliva content. This is also good in fighting the bacteria in your mouth. To know just how much water you need to drink, take your weight in pounds and divide it by two to get the approximate number of ounces necessary.

4. Reduce Sugary and Starchy Foods

Holidays such as Thanksgiving often lead to people losing the reins on their eating habits to celebrate with family and friends. The likelihood of consuming more starchy and sugary foods than you typically would is therefore high.

Eating them in excess will adversely affect your dental health. Once the foods stick to your teeth, they provide the fuel bacteria need to produce the acids that cause tooth decay. As a result, during Thanksgiving, it's prudent to remember to ingest starchy and sugary foods as treats to curb this.

5. Clean Your Tongue, Too

Your tongue is another area in your mouth that harbors a host of bacteria. If you clean your teeth and floss them but leave out your tongue, you leave a bevy of bacteria in your mouth. This undermines your dental hygiene efforts. When brushing your teeth, make it a habit of also brushing your tongue. The best way to clean the tongue is to brush it from the back to the front gently. Side-to-side brushing is also necessary for proper cleaning. Rinse your mouth out after you are done to wash away the bacteria.

6. Buy a Toothbrush with Soft Bristles

As you head into the Thanksgiving season, inspect your toothbrush to find out if it has hard bristles. Despite what many people might think, hard bristles do not make for a more efficient tooth brushing effort. The effect is quite the opposite. Hard brush bristles damage your enamel and gum by eroding it. If your toothbrush has hard bristles, you should replace it with one that has soft bristles to protect your gum and enamel.

7. Replace Your Worn-Out Toothbrush

If you have been using your toothbrush for a long time, Thanksgiving is a good time to consider replacing it. Worn out bristles do not clean the teeth correctly due to fraying and weakening. Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three to six months as good practice.

8. Stop the Smoking Habit

Cigarette smoking is harmful to your dental health as it increases your risk of gum diseases by 50 percent. Consider quitting the habit during the holiday to reduce your chances of getting gum disease.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time of mirth and gratefulness. Many celebrate by sharing food and good times with loved ones which expose them to various dental risks. Clean your teeth by using several ideas that work in concert to promote your dental health.

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County Long Island.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dental Tips for Kids on Halloween

Dental Tips for Kids on Halloween

If you're like me, you probably have tossed and turned in your sleep at the thought of young children eating massive amounts Halloween candy, without taking any precautions to maintain some form of dental hygiene.

Sure, it's Holloween, it's fun, and it's only once a year, but Halloween can also an opportunity to teach young children moderation and how to maintain dental hygiene during peaks times of overindulgence, a life lesson that far exceeds just this one day.

We don't want to kill the spirit and fun of Holloween, but we also want to teach our kids responsibility and discipline when it comes to long-term dental hygiene. Somewhere there is a perfect balance of both, and I hope you this month's newsletter helpful.

Limit the Amount of Candy the Kids Can Collect

Talk to your kids about how long they should have to collect candy or how large an area they should be allowed to cover. Also, don't give them the option of carrying large bags. Provide exceptionally cool smaller bags that cleverly relate to their costumes in some way.

Another option is to connect with the parents of your kids' friends to suggest a Halloween party on trick or treat night to reduce the amount of time for trick or treating. That way, all of the parents can participate in controlling how much candy each child receives and the kind of treats that are offered. Instead of candy, you might provide guest bags filled with fruit, bags of dried fruits, small toys, or gift certificates with similar prizes going to the winners of any party games.

After Trick or Treat, Help Sort the Candy

Explain to your children why it is essential that they not eat any of the candy until all of it has been carefully checked at home, even if they are old enough to have "heard it gazillion times before."

As you sort through the candy, put them into piles based on which types of candy are better for your children’s teeth, and which is worse. For example:

  • Chewy candies like caramels and gummy worms stick to teeth
  • Hard candies like lollipops take a long time to dissolve. Your kids' teeth will be exposed to the cavity-causing acids produced by the bacteria in their mouths for a more extended period
  • Chocolate covered raisins or nut candies can go in another pile that is generally better
  • Chocolate covered fluffy insides, like a three musketeers bar, are better still. 
  • Candy like Twix and Kit Kat bars has less caramel and chocolate, and a crunchy wafer center.
Have your children brush, floss, and rinse immediately after finishing the candy. They also can drink water while dissolving a hard candy to counteract the acid.

Decide How Much Candy Everyone Can Eat

Ask your children how much candy they think that they should be allowed to eat at one time. If you feel the amount is too high, explain why and set a  goal for a lower amount that you think is more healthy and responsible.

If your kids have collected some extra candy, you might be able to freeze it to enjoy later.

If they have collected an excessive amount of candy, suggest donating some of the extra to a candy take-back program run by a local dentist, a shelter for homeless families, a food pantry, a children's hospital, or a retirement or nursing home. Bring your kids along and let them make their donation themselves.

Decide When the Kids Can Have Their Candy Treat

Set a specific time during the day when the kids can eat their candy. If they know that they can have their candy at a particular time, they are less likely to ask for it at other times.

Saving the candy to enjoy as an after dinner treat is a good strategy. The saliva produced during the meal counters the destructive acids produced by the bacteria.

This is an excellent way to get kids thinking about healthy foods and enjoying special treats in moderation without the need to avoid them entirely. You can even talk about people with food allergies or diabetes who do need to avoid certain foods and what those people might use as a treat in place of the foods they can't have.

When the Kids Finish Off Their Candy

Avoid giving them other sweet treats throughout the day and serve filling, balanced meals, so that your kids will be less inclined to want a snack.

You also can make brushing fun for young kids by making Halloween a time for taking them to the store to pick out a brand new Halloween toothbrush to replace a worn out old one.

Don't deprive your kids of Halloween. Instead, use Halloween to encourage your kids to develop healthy dental and eating habits. 

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attala is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County Long Island.  Learn more by visiting her website at NassauCountyPeriodontist.com

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The World's First Automatic Toothbrush

The World's First Automatic Toothbrush, Amabrush

Some people hate brushing their teeth so that they may fall short on their brushing efforts, either by not brushing long enough, or they may not brush at all. Also, some people are just simply unable to brush their teeth at all due to circumstances beyond their control, such as illness.

For this reason, Amabrush, the world's first automatic toothbrush, was created with the goal of providing simple and correct tooth-brushing for all.

What is the Amabrush?

The Amabrush is a fully automatic toothbrush that makes everyday brushing simpler, faster, and more efficient. This is a new patented device that is the first of its kind and operates with just the push of a button for clean teeth in as little as ten seconds.

Why the Amabrush?

Studies show that more than 90% of gum disease is due to brushing that is performed incorrectly. Also, many people report feeling too tired in the evening to the do the dentist's daily recommended second brushing.

The Amabrush provides a simple solution to these, and other tooth-brushing dilemmas, with the automatic toothbrush.

What are the Benefits of the Amabrush?

The main advantage of the Amabrush it that it makes brushing automatic. By doing so, it enables you to brush your teeth in half the time of manual brushing, and it also eliminates the mess of dealing with toothpaste.

Another benefit of the Amabrush is that it makes brushing quicker, which frees up more time for other things. The average person spends approximately 108 days brushing their teeth, which takes about 180 seconds each tooth-brushing session. The Amabrush cuts your tooth-brushing time in half, or to only 60 seconds, while effectively cleaning each tooth.

It doesn't matter what you spend on a toothbrush or what brand of toothbrush you have. If you're misusing it, your efforts will be ineffective. According to experts, toothbrushes should be held lightly, like pencils, so that the pressure is light as possible. Also, the bristles should be aligned at a 45-degree angle against the gum line, and the pressure should be soft. You should also use light force to move the bristles back and forth to allow them to remove plaque without damaging your gums.

The Amabrush takes each of these factors into consideration with its patented design.

The bristles are angled at a 45-degree angle and soft to prevent damaging the gums as it maneuvers up against it. In addition, the pressure against your teeth is light and soft vibrations move the bristles back and forth, which allow them to remove plaque while keeping your gums undamaged. Furthermore, the Amabrush covers all of your teeth, so they are each cleaned effectively and at the same time.

About the Amabrush

Amarbrush's three-part system includes the mouthpiece, the handpiece, and the toothpaste capsules.

The mouthpiece is comprised of a flexible antibacterial material with intricately arranged bristles and built-in micro-channels.

The flexible mouthpiece contains antibacterial silicone that kills 99.9% of all bacteria, and the built-in micro-channels deliver toothpaste to your teeth, while 3D-arranged bristles on both sides brush your teeth.

The Amabrush is soft enough to prevent damaging the gums and strong enough to clean your teeth effectively. In addition, it can be cleaned just as you would a traditional toothbrush, simply rinse and store away.

How it Works

The Amabrush was designed in close association with both dental universities as well as dentists to provide clean teeth without gum damage.

The makers of the Amabrush carefully analyzed the jaws of more than 2,000 adult men and women to design the flexible mouthpiece. Also, because it is comprised of flexible material, any minor differences between mouth sizes is evened out once it is inserted into the mouth.

Furthermore, the Amabrush is designed to stimulate the Bass Method, which is recommended by dentists, so the bristles are angled at a 45-degree angle against the gingival cuff, and reduce the risk of needing periodontal disease treatments.

Additionally, the bristles are soft, as comparable to soft-bristle toothbrushes, to prevent gum damage. And also similar to toothbrushes, the mouthpiece should be replaced every 3-6 months to maintain proper hygiene.

The hand-piece is made using complex technology, which uses a smart algorithm that operates in various vibrations, resulting in the coordinated movement of the bristles at different resonant frequencies.

It also has an amplitude of 9.5G to provide strong vibrations as it oscillates the bristles to clean your teeth, and it cleans all of your teeth simultaneously, for quick brushing in as little as 10 seconds.

Lastly, the built-in mechanism foams and disperses toothpaste, in just the right amount, to your teeth. Additionally, the integrated battery lasts up to 28 brushing sessions without charging. That equates to approximately two weeks of brushing two times a day without recharging. It also includes a low-energy wireless charging module that can even be charged via your wireless Smartphone.

The toothpaste capsule is inserted into the handpiece, automatically providing the perfect amount of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth. The specially formulated toothpaste capsule is available in three different FDA-approved types, which includes Sensitive, which is rose-colored and contains no fluoride, Extra Fresh, which is blue, and Whitening, which is white. It is also a bit more liquid than traditional toothpaste to accommodate the mouthpiece.

The toothpaste is produced and specially formulated by a major manufacturer who has a history of making toothpaste for more than 100 years. This European manufacturer holds the IFS-HPC certificate and fulfills the quality requirement for the IFS Household and Personal Care products and the DIN EN ISO 13485.

To use the Amabrush, just insert the device into your mouth and press the button, then allow the unit 10 seconds to work its magic. After 10 seconds, remove the device from your mouth; spit, and then rinse the unit for future use..

About the Author

Dr. Marichia Attalla is a leading Periodontist in Nassau County, Long Island NY. Learn about periodontal treatments and services by visiting her website.

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