How long will the Mouth Watchers toothbrush last?
Dentists recommend replacing toothbrushes after three (3) months of everyday use. You will find that your Mouth Watchers brush will last longer than this due to its high quality construction. However, we still recommend replacing it after three (3) months of use since everyone brushes differently and to maintain maximum effectiveness.Does the Silver wear off of the bristles?
No. The Silver particles are impregnated into the bristles and are therefore highly resistant to wear. Our testing indicates that any minute amount that may come off does so after a significantly long time of use and is extremely low (98% less than the EPA’s guidelines for silver content in drinking water).Is the Mouth Watchers toothbrush safe to use with braces?
Yes. The Mouth Watchers toothbrush is ideal for use with braces. Our bristles are not only super soft, but they have longer outer bristles that act like dental floss–around teeth and in between braces.Why are the bristles not pure white?
The silver technology that is impregnated into the bristles in a proprietary process gives the bristles a natural color.
Is Dr. Plotka real or just an actor?
Dr. Plotka is very real. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, super nice and very teddy bear-like. When the movie about him and Mouth Watchers is made he would like Robert DeNiro to play him (if Bobby D’s not available, the next choice would be Brad Pitt).
Why are the toothbrushes only available as soft?
Dr. Plotka will only allow his toothbrushes to be made with soft bristles. This is to protect the vulnerable enamel and gum tissue. In order to effectively clean your teeth, you don't need firmer bristles, you need better bristles! That is why Dr. Plotka created his brush with flossing bristles- to reach places other toothbrushes can't get. After using our brush for the first time, you will see that you can use gentle pressure with the soft bristles and still get that great deep clean feeling!
Do I still need to floss when using this toothbrush?
The flossing bristles do an excellent job of cleaning along your gum line, in the crevices of your teeth, and in between your teeth. However, the brush is not intended to replace using floss. We recommend that you still use floss as part of your daily oral hygiene!