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 was skeptical when I first tried this brush. It had fewer bristles than the brushes we use these days, and they are spaced out so I thought it must just be a cheap brush they give you with your order. I was so very wrong! I read about the design of the Bass brush and why the bristles are spaced and shaped the way they are. Once I started using it, it made sense and now I’m hooked. I reordered more brushes to share with my family and I don’t think I’ll ever use my old toothbrush style again.
I appreciate the attention to detail and personal care that goes into all OraWellness products . I’m impressed by the knowledgeable customer service staff and their thoroughness in how they communicate with customers. What sets OraWellness apart from other companies is it’s genuine desire to create safe products. Many companies could care less what they throw into the market and they just want to make a profit. Keep up the good work OraWellness.
Love these toothbrushes, LOVE this informative website
After watching the tutorials to understand the science behind the design of this toothbrush (shorter handle, less bristles spaced apart), I gave them a try--and absolutely LOVE them! I have been using an electric toothbrush for YEARS--and now it gathers dust in my drawer because I don't think I'll be going back.
After brushing gently but thoroughly with the gum line as the new target, my teeth and gums feel cleaner and healthier than they have in YEARS.
Definitely recommend this toothbrush AND the other products. And also recommend that everyone watch all of the very informative tutorials. If everyone had a class on oral hygience with these tutorials and practice sessions while in school, I dare say our carries and trips to the dentist, except for preventive care, would be almost nonexistent. THANK YOU Orawellness for your excellent product line and tutorials that make them so relevant.