The way we brush our teeth has an impact on our overall health. The tools we choose to use can make all the difference whether brushing is a health-giving habit or a habit that may cause harm.
Statistics show that brushing too hard can lead to:
- gum recession
- loss of enamel
- sensitive teeth and gums
That's why we love our Bass toothbrushes. They are gentle, nonabrasive and do a wonderful job keeping your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
"I used to have bleeding gums and sensitive teeth… And now I’m elated to report shiny, white, plaque-free teeth using your natural HealThy Mouth Blend and simple Bass brush!" Nell A, Washington
What makes our toothbrushes a wise choice?
- Better design - the design of our toothbrushes has been clinically proven to effectively reduce gum disease
- Better materials - made from BPA-free plastics in the USA
"My dentist even commented that he wished he had my gums! I am a Nutritional Therapist and I recommend your website, Bass Toothbrush and Healthy Mouth Blend all the time." Lois P, Colorado
What makes our brushes different?
- shorter handle forces us to rethink how we use the toothbrush
- spaced out bristle tufts allow for the bristles to wiggle into gum line more effectively (allows us to disrupt and disorganize bad bugs that cause gum disease)
- rounded bristle tips make sure you are gently massaging gum tissue rather than assaulting sensitive gum tissue.
- made from BPA-free plastics
- made in the USA
"I am an adult with braces and they are the best toothbrushes I have used for my braces and gums." Debbie W, Oklahoma
How do you brush with a Bass toothbrush?
Clinical research has proven that the Bass brushing technique reduces the risk of gum disease. Here's a quick video that details the history of Dr. Bass and demonstrates the Bass brushing technique.
How do I keep my toothbrush clean?
Rinse your brush under warm, running water. You can also use a gentle soap. Leave it out to dry between uses.
Ideally, leave it on a sunny windowsill.
For more information, here’s an article we wrote on this subject: 3 easy ways to keep bad bugs from growing on your toothbrush
How often should I change my toothbrush?
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.
For more information, here is an article we wrote on 4 Reasons Why Brushing Is So Important. Also, our article Electric vs Manual Brushing, Which Is Better? – Part 1 explains the importance of conscious brushing.
Is this brush a soft bristled brush?
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).
Our Bass toothbrushes work in harmony with the Bass Brushing Technique that’s described in our article and video How to Brush Your Teeth to Reduce Gum Disease.
What's the best order to brush and floss?
The best sequence to help navigate to optimal oral health is brush first, clean the tongue, floss consciously, and finally swish.
Our article Brush or Floss First? What’s the Best Order to Brush, Floss, Swish? explains more on this.