Bacteria Collects in Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

Written by Jeffery Platt on . Posted in Latest Posts

Solid-head power toothbrushes may be the best choice, according to a recent study.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry recently did a study on toothbrushes that confirmed a suspicion we have had for some time in dentistry.  The study was published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene  and stated that the hollow areas of a toothbrush can collect a variety of bacteria which lead to an increased exposure to the mouth over time. 90% of the tests done showed that the microbial counts were lower in a solid-head group when compared to a hollow-head toothbrush.  This study confirms why we give solid head toothbrushes when you come in for a cleaning.

 

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