Rather than suggesting a specific time frame to replace the Bass toothbrush, we suggest replacing them when they show signs of wear (which can be different for each person, depending on their brushing habits).
When the brushes lose their designed shape, they cannot perform the functions we want them to. So, we suggest replacing the toothbrush when the bristles begin to fray and frazzle and lose their shape.
I get that Bass brushing is focused on the gum line. Do I still need to brush my teeth too?
Yes, in addition to using the Bass Brushing Technique to disrupt bad bugs along the gum line, it is important to also brush our teeth. You see, brushing our teeth removes plaque and prevents the bad bugs from eroding the tooth enamel.
So, what tool can we use for brushing our teeth?
As far as what toothbrush you should use for brushing your teeth, it’s really up to you to decide. Our Bass Toothbrush has rounded bristles and a shorter handle that prompts the user to grasp the brush with a lighter hand and use less pressure when brushing. These features will help you avoid etching your teeth and irritating the tender tissue of the mouth.
Some of our customers use the adult size Bass brush to clean the gum line and the junior size Bass brush to clean their teeth (especially hard-to-reach areas, like the inside of the lower front teeth), but that’s really a matter of their personal preference.
Our Bass toothbrush bristles are medium firmness. You see, bristles with medium firmness are more effective at disrupting bad bugs in the mouth than bristles that are too soft (soft bristles tend to just mash against the teeth and gums).
Of course, brushing too hard can hurt the delicate tissue in the mouth, so any tool we use in the mouth can help or harm depending on our technique and whether or not we are using it with conscious awareness.
What's the difference between Bass brushes and other brushes?
Our Bass toothbrush has fewer bristles than most other toothbrushes. This helps the bristles to wiggle down along the gum line and clear away the bugs that cause gum disease. This is important because when there are too many bristles on a toothbrush, they are ineffective and just mash against our teeth rather than helping to disrupt and clear away the bad bugs.
Also, the bristles of our Bass toothbrushes have rounded tips to ensure that they are gentle on the gums. Many other toothbrushes have rough-cut bristles, and this can etch the enamel of the teeth and irritate the gums, which contributes to receding gums.
Finally, our Bass toothbrushes have a shorter handle. The handles are made shorter on purpose to provoke the user to grasp the brush with a lighter hand, like if you were holding a violin bow. This reduces the amount of pressure that our tender gums receive during brushing (brushing hard with firm pressure harms the gums more than it helps).
I'm 4' 11". I don't know if my height has anything to do with my mouth, but I have a small mouth and adult toothbrushes don't work well in my mouth. The Jr. Bass Toothbrushes are perfect for my mouth and enable me to do the Bass technique very easily. I am truly enjoying my Bass Toothbrushes and will continue buying them.
IStarted using this bass toothbrush well over a year ago and at the time was also using a water pick.The more I use the toothbrush the more I realized I really did not need the water pick too, because this toothbrush was getting in between my teeth to my gums and around on every side of every tooth. Because of the way the bristles are aligned and the spacing of them these toothbrushes actually get down in between your teeth and do a great job. Now I would not use anything else. And I have had great reports from my dentist!
I have receding gums and have had a number of gum graphs prior to using these toothbrushes. I like using the small and the adult size. I really feel it getting in under my gums and have been much more aware of my brushing with them. The oil also makes your teeth feel like they've just been cleaned by dentist. Will continue to purchase.