Interdental Brushes and Dental Floss Picks
SOFTdent® curved interdental brushes are made from renewable resources and as such help protect the environment. The handle is made from PLA plastic (Polylactic acid), the basic raw material of which is biomass and natural materials.
SOFTdent® ECO dental floss picks made from PLA plastic are designed for removal of plaque from interdental spaces which are hard to clean using a toothbrush. The fine dental floss easily removes plaque, while the wide PLA plastic handle ensures firm and comfortable grip.
A classic toothbrush should not be missing in any bathroom. The main principle of how to choose a classic brush is to choose one with soft bristles that are dense enough and ideally cut straight.
The brush should be completely simple, and all bristles should be of the same length. Very important is the head of the brush, which performs the actual cleaning of the teeth. In the SOFTdent® line, it is possible to choose between different tooth head shapes, for example, some people will appreciate the compact head of the SOFTdent® ECO line, which supports easy access even to problematic areas of the oral cavity, for example, behind molars and wisdom teeth.
Always check the hardness of the brush bristles. Do you think that the harder it is, the better it cleans? Wrong. Plaque is better removed with a soft brush, which also does not irritate your gums excessively. Many people have bleeding gums when brushing their teeth, often because they use a too hard brush. Soft bristles also adapt more easily to the shape of the tooth, so there is no need for unevenness on the head and different size bristles.
Pro běžného pacienta bez jakýchkoliv problémů se doporučuje kartáček s 2 400 až 4 000 vlákny. Nižší počet vláken už je na hranici tvrdého kartáčku a vyšší počet je pro lidi s problémy dásní či odhalených krčků.
A brush with 2,400 to 4,000 bristles is recommended for the average person without any problems. The lower number of bristles is close to a hard brush count, and the higher number is designed for people with gum problems or exposed necks. The SOFTdent® line brushes are marked with numbers on the handle that correspond to the density of bristles and their hardness. Depending on the individual lines, you can choose between 2,500 and 5,400 bristles.
In order to clean your teeth effectively, you need to choose the right technique. Technique is actually the most important thing. If you recklessly brush your teeth horizontally, just moving the toothbrush from side to side, you are grinding the necks of your teeth and you are not actually cleaning your teeth from dental plaque.
It is ideal to place the brush so that the bristles point towards the gums at an angle of 45° and to perform the cleaning with a small gentle circular motion (5-6 circles in one place), or to sweep the surface of the tooth with the brush from the gum towards the chewing surface of the tooth (also at least 5-6 times in one place). The horizontal technique can only be applied to chewing surfaces where you do not harm the gums.
Pay attention to the pressure when brushing your teeth. It is not necessary to push too hard. This destroys the bristles of the brush, grinds the necks, and thus promotes the development of periodontal disease. After cleaning, the teeth should be smooth and clean, without plaque.
Not only do we care about your healthy teeth, but we care about nature too. With the SOFTdent® ECO and BAMBOO lines, we put less of a burden on the environment. We make brushes from biodegradable materials that are recyclable or compostable and decompose in the environment in a relatively short time. For their production, we use PLA plastics (Polylactic acid) and cedar or bamboo wood, which are significantly more environmentally friendly, do not contain chemicals and additives, and do not pollute the world's ecosystems.
PLA plastic is a plastic material made from biomass. It is a material from renewable sources and as such is not dependent on oil and its additives.
At first glance and to the touch, it looks and feels the same as commonly used petroleum-based plastics. It even achieves the same properties (elasticity, hardness, transparency, flexibility, and resistance). However, it differs from classic plastics in one important aspect. It can be biologically degraded, composted, and transformed into high-quality biomass or humus, which means it does not represent an ecological burden.
The basic raw material for its production is plant biomass, e.g., corn, cereals, potatoes, sugar beet, sugar cane, soy, tobacco, etc., and natural raw materials such as cellulose and lignite. Bioplastic is produced from the starch of these plants. In order to transform starch into a substance with properties corresponding to those of petroleum plastics, it is necessary to expose it to high temperatures and extract glucose from it using isolation. By fermentation, lactic acid, and later polylactic acid (PLA), is obtained from glucose.
PLA plastics are a lot more environmentally friendly compared to conventional plastics. Thanks to their degradability, they break down in the environment in a relatively short time and thus do not pollute the world's ecosystems such as rivers, seas, and oceans. PLA plastics are also very resistant to breakage, heat, water, and sunlight, taste neutral, and are harmless to health. They are suitable for people suffering from allergies, asthmatics, small and teenage children, as well as breastfeeding and pregnant women. PLA plastics do not harm animals either.