What You Didn’t Know About Bacteria & Your Toothbrush!

You might not imagine that after you brush your teeth some germs still linger, but bacteria thrive on yourtoothbrush once you set it down after use. In fact, bacteria on your toothbrush can double every 20 minutes resulting in as many as 100 million microorganisms on those bristles. Gross!

This extra bacteria can be harmful to your overall dental health because it can lead to plaque, cavities and gum disease, but how can you keep your toothbrush as clean as your mouth feels after brushing?

Brush with one of Dr. Plotka’s toothbrushes! Using Naturally Antimicrobial* Bristles that are infused with EPA-approved silver, they naturally eliminate 99.9% of bacteria that grow on the bristles within six hours. This means that when you go to brush your teeth at bedtime, you aren’t reintroducing any additional bacteria into your mouth that otherwise would have grown & multiplied in between uses!

Silver is nothing new to the medical world–in fact, it’s been used for hundreds of years for its natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Silver suppresses a bacteria cell’s respiration and metabolism, thus inhibiting cell growth that normally causes infection, odor, illness, etc. Here are some other key features that make Dr. Plotka’s toothbrush better oral health tools:

  • Flossing Bristles™ – Dual-layered bristle structure provides superior cleaning: the inner bristles, thin as a human hair, gently brush away food and plaque in places other brushes miss while the outer thicker bristles ensure complete cleaning of gum and teeth.
  • Soft Long-Lasting Polyester Bristles – Get up to one extra month of use thanks to polyester bristles which bend better than the nylon bristles found in most other brushes on the market! (The ADA recommends changing your toothbrushevery 3 months. The Doctor Plotka’s brush will last about 4!)
  • Dentist Developed – Dr. Ronald Plotka designed this innovative toothbrush as part of his thriving 40+ year Boston-based dental practice.



Recommended for ages 3-12, teens with braces, or anyone who enjoys a smaller brush

  • Antimicrobial Silver Technology* -99.9% of bacteria is eliminated from bristles within 6 hours after brushing due to our proprietary silver bristle technology.
  • Flossing Bristles™ – long, soft bristles with 1 micrometer diameter tips reach areas missed by other toothbrushes. Our bristles reach deep into teeth grooves and the periodontal pockets (area between tooth and gum), while harder inner bristles ensure a complete cleaning.
  • Superior Quality – Our polyester bristles outlast traditional nylon bristles and our comfort grip makes for an enjoyable brushing experience.

Dr. Plotka’s makes a toothbrush for everyone in the family including manual and power brushes for adults, a manual youth size for kids/those with smaller mouths and travel toothbrushes that fold up to take anywhere. Look for them on their website www.mouthwatchers.com and on Amazon. Dr. Plotka’s has 5 stars on Amazon and is available with Amazon Prime!