Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Electric Toothbrushes

Which is better, an Electric toothbrush or a Manual?

The answer, and overwhelmingly so, is that an electric
toothbrush will get your teeth more clean then a manual
brush (used properly, of course). 


How many times the head of the brush moves across 
the tooth is the key. Every brush stroke is a cleaning stroke.

An electric toothbrush can move, up to, 40,000 times per minute.
I don't know how fast your hand is, but it probably is close to that. 
Therefore, the electric brush moves across each tooth more often then a manual. 

So why wouldn't you get one of them?

Some electric brushes can be up to $200!!
If only you could find an electric toothbrush that did a great job,
but was also affordable as well. 

Well............ your search is over!!

"I", Dr Jim Ellis decided to do something about my patients
getting gouged by the big toothbrush companies. 
I designed, tested, and had manufactured a sonic toothbrush
that has all of the high quality components of the leading brushes
but is around half the price.

How is that possible?!
Well, I don't have millions of dollars a year to pay in expensive
television advertising. I have a little blog. 

So, if you have always wanted an electric brush but never 
wanted to pay the expensive price of one then check it out. 

Designed by a dentist, with patients in mind.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Should I cover my toothbrush at night?

There is a decent debate, among the general public, as to 
whether or not you should cover your toothbrush when you are 
done using it, or simply let it air dry.

Those who say it needs to be cover will state that every time you
flush your toilet, germs come hurdling up out of the bowl
and cover everything in site. Thus, if your toothbrush is 
uncovered the bristles will get caked in these germs. 

Well, I sure hope this isn't the case. Because my towels, handles to 
my faucet and soap dispenser all all uncovered all the time.
It would be a shame if I was drying off with a poop germ 
covered towel every morning. 

So I did some research. I looked to see if there were any studies
done on the matter of toothbrushes being less germy in, or out
of a toothbrush head cover. 

And it turns out that the American Dental Association says:
"Do not routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers. A moist environment such as a closed container is more conducive to the growth of microorganisms than the open air."

 So, according to the ADA, placing your moist brush in an 
enclosed environment actually is MORE conducive to the 
brush getting germy then leaving it out to air dry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


I see people with with teeth problems all the time. 
I'm a dentist.
There are many reasons for the problems. 
Some have financial issues.
Some don't care.
Some are from drug, or other abuse.

But the saddest of all the cases is the person who has
bad teeth because they remember how bad it was the
last time and they couldn't bring themselves to do it again.

The problem with most of these people is that the bad experience
happened, sometime, 20 years ago. 

Why is that the saddest case?
Because things are sooooo different then they used to be.
What was your cell phone like 20 years ago?
Your television, car, etc etc. 

Things change over time. Dentistry is no different. 
Those people will tell me, "I can't stand that Novocaine stuff"!
Well .... we haven't used Novocaine in 15 years.

PLEASE do not let the things that happened in the past,
especially the long ago pat, dictate the things that you will do today.