The idea with these is that they are inexpensive but very good.
This will encourage you to throw away often, use several at once ( so they dry between uses) and disinfect regularly and aggressively.
The Mouthwatchers brush is new to us – but I have tried it for several months and it appears excellent.
The “science” says that it is antibacterial because of the nano silver in the bristles – so this is an easy way to keep your toothbrush clean.
If your living routines or conditions require this extra level of protection ( great for college kids in dorm conditions – nursing home – community living – traveling etc) then this seems a great option.
I can assure you that if you like the “feel” of the Zellies brush on your gums and teeth – then the Mouthwatchers brush is very similar in feel.
Hope this helps you decide.
Dr. Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health
How important do you think it is to disinfect the Mouthwatchers brush between use, like is advisable to do with a regular tooth brush?Alan
I don't know the answer to this one! I will try to get in touch with a toxicologist friend of mine who is a silve expert.
I’d also love to know the answer to this question – do we need to disinfect the Mouthwatchers brush with Listerine twice per day?
If you are fighting plaque, gum disease or cavities – I think toothbrush disinfection is important at each brushing. We don’t know if nano-silver is adequate – so better to over-clean.
If you live or kiss someone who is potentially a source of infection – I suggest toothbrush cleaning should be taken seriously.
On the other hand, for those who have developed a healthy mouth and who are not at risk for infection – they can probably have flexibility. Once you have sustainable oral health – cleaning a toothbrush every day or two is probably enough.
where do I get the Zellies brushes – link above is broken.
We no longer make Zellie’s brushes 🙁 The company would not make such a “small” order for us.
I suggest getting two or three different styles of brush and use them: one in the morning (maybe a power brush) and a different one at night (small and medium firmness to massage the gums) and another for any extra time you use my system to care for your teeth!