For those of you who have been in our practice for awhile, you know that over the years we have been stressing repeatedly the importance of appropriate oral hygiene; the foundation of which is the use and abuse of the toothbrush.
During my career, I have used many toothbrushes personally and shared my experiences with my patients. In addition, we have encouraged our patients to purchase and use electric brushes with the Sonicare being the one I favor the most.
However, I have recently come in contact with a brush I have been using for the last three months called the RADIUS Toothbrush. At first sight, it looks more like a hair brush since its head is about three times the size of a normal brush and the handle is very unusual but basically those are the only differences.
After using this brush for three months, I have found it to be the single, most effective toothbrush I have ever used personally. The size of the head makes it easy to brush both the upper and lower front teeth with your teeth together at the same time making your brushing more effective as well as shortening the time to effectively brush your teeth. Also, the length of this brush allows you to brush the inside of the upper teeth and on the tongue side where the inside of the lower teeth have to be reached. These areas are often difficult to reach with a regular toothbrush or even an electric toothbrush.
I encourage everyone to try the RADIUS Toothbrush since my experience has been so overwhelmingly positive.
After three months, the brush is still working very effectively. The company claims that it lasts nine months.
Although as you are well aware, I recommend that brushes be replaced probably every 3-4 months since the bristles begin to fray. But you can determine this for yourself.
Here is a photograph of the brush:
207 Railroad Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
toll free - 800 626-6223 x.105
business - 610 683-9400 x.105
fax - 610 683-9433
We will have some of these brushes available in the office if you would like to try one.
Enjoy the wonderful weather and remember that if you are true to your teeth, they will never be false to you.
Victor M. Sternberg, D.M.D.