What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you talk about pain that wakes us up in the middle of the night and suddenly kicks us out of bed? The pain in which we run and hug the pain reliever, of course, toothache… So what about the dental problems we hesitate, covering the sincere laughter that rises with a sudden joke while chatting?
Of course, there is a very easy way to prevent toothache and neglect, by brushing our teeth. Of course, there are many things that can be done for oral and dental health. For healthy smiles and healthy teeth, in the morning, approximately at noon and in the evening… These words have always been in our ears since we were young. Our mothers, fathers, teachers, at home, at school, in short, everywhere we were taught that we should brush your teeth. So how are these toothbrushes produced?
A toothbrush is a type of brush used to clean teeth. A normal toothbrush has forty bristle bundles and an average of 40-50 bristles per bundle. Since the time they were developed, synthetic fiber has been used in toothbrushes, but sometimes animal bristles are also used.
Various measures have been taken for oral hygiene since the period before history was recorded. In mouth cleaning, branches, feathers, animal bones, hedgehog spines, etc. tools were used. The first toothbrush known in history was made in Ancient Egypt in 3000 BC using pencil-sized tree branches. Toothbrushes in Rome consisted of toothpicks made from natural materials. Toothbrushes were made with the branches of the Salvadora persica (miswak) tree in the Islamic world. The use of miswak goes back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad, who pioneered its use. Sodium bicarbonate and chalk have also been widely used in tooth cleaning in history. The first toothbrush, reminiscent of today’s toothbrush, was made in China in 1498. The hairs plucked from the back of the necks of pigs living in the cold climates of Siberia and China were attached to bamboo or bone stalks. Traders from the East introduced these brushes to Europeans, but they found the pig bristles too hard. Europeans brushing their teeth at that time (which was not common) preferred softer, horsehair brushes. However, at that time most people would clean their teeth with a hard feather after eating (as the Romans did) and use brass or silver toothpicks. This situation continued until the first nylon bristle toothbrush was discovered in 1938. The first toothbrush was patented in 1857 by H. N. Wadsworth in the United States (US Patent No. 18,653), and after 1885 many American companies went into mass production.
The brush itself consists of three main parts: the handle, head and neck, connecting them. It is very important that the handle of the brush fits well in your hand and does not slip. The shape of the head can be an oval, rectangular or polygon. Much attention should be paid to the material that the bristles will contain. The most commonly used hair type is artificial fibers, namely nylon. There are types of brushes depending on the degree of bristle hardness: very hard, hard, medium, soft and very soft. This nomenclature is quite random, as there is no single criterion for the hardness of the brushes. Manufacturers use bristles of various diameters in their products, which also indicates a degree of hardness that causes such confusion. For this reason, very soft brushes produce soft fibers up to 0.15-0.18mm, 0.2mm, and brushes of average hardness – with a diameter of fibers up to 0.22mm. Plastic is used to produce pads and toothbrush handles (in most cases, injection molded thermoplastics). The toothbrush manufacturing process consists of the same processes as the production of other types of these products and includes the preparation of pads, the preparation of the stakes, the planting of the pile bushes, and the finishing of the items. The toothbrush block is, as a rule, one piece with closed blind holes. It is produced with a handle made of polystyrene or polystyrene copolymer. Great attention should be paid to the design of the handle. Hand shape is taken into account for proper positioning in the hand.
For healthy smiles, after every meal in the morning, noon and evening.