When I was younger, I had terrible teeth. After losing my baby teeth, my adult teeth came through all over the place which resulted in me needing four of my teeth removed and a full fitted brace on both my top and bottom teeth for two and a half years. Yep, full of 'train tracks' as people like to call them. As you can imagine, since having my brace removed and finally having straight teeth that I'm happy with, looking after them is very important to me. With this being said, I was very intrigued when Nano-b contacted me to tell me all about their innovative and antibacterial toothbrushes. I realise a toothbrush isn't the most exciting or glamorous of beauty products but it is something we use every day and its essential to our health that we're using a good one!
Nano-b have shared some pretty shocking facts with me - facts that lead them to years of hard work and research to create their brand. I'm sure you'll all be pretty shocked to know that researchers at the University of Manchester found that the average toothbrush is home to more than ten million bacteria including E.coli, staphylococci and even fecal germs. I know, how gross?! This accumulation of bacteria on our toothbrushes can lead to both disease and infection which is the last thing we want when trying to care for our health by brushing our teeth.
Something else I was shocked to learn is that 95% of all toothbrushes available on the market have bristles that are cut straight during the manufacturing process. This means that the bristles are too sharp and they can actually cut and damage the enamel on our teeth and our gums during the brushing process. This actually made a lot of sense to me as I've used toothbrushes in the past only to be left with sore or bleeding gums are the bristles were so harsh. This is actually really bad as if the bacteria from the toothbrush gets into these small cuts made by the toothbrush, we're once again opening ourselves up to infection. I was recently told by my dentist that the enamel on my two front teeth is worn and it does make me wonder if my old toothbrushes had a part to play in this. Enamel is something that can't rebuild itself after its been worn so it's important to do everything you can to try and protect it. I certainly wish I'd known this sooner as my teeth will likely need some work on them in the future to keep them protected.
So, you're probably wondering how Nano-b can avoid these issues and how they're different to any other toothbrush out there? Well, firstly, the bristles of every Nano-b toothbrush are combined with silver or gold as well as bamboo charcoal nano particles. The reason behind this is because Silver and Gold are known to kill up to 99.9% of all bacteria whilst the natural absorbing properties of the bamboo charcoal nano particles help to effectively clean and whiten the teeth making them all great additions to your toothbrush!
Secondly, to combat the issue of straight harsh bristles, Nano-b have used a special manufacturing process that cuts their bristles in a way that rounds the edges. This means they are much softer than a standard toothbrush and therefore more gentle on the teeth and gums. However, they haven't compromised on the main purpose of a toothbrush which is to clean the teeth efficiently. They've designed their toothbrushes with double layered bristles which means the long thin bristles clean hard to reach areas of the mouth whilst the shorter and more oval bristles gently polish and clean the surface of the teeth.
As if all this wasn't enough, these toothbrushes also look super pretty! Unlike a standard plastic and boring looking item, these toothbrushes have a transparent crystal style design and are available in clear, pink or blue. Nano-b describe the design as 'A kind of jewel of its own, not a jewel you wear, but a jewel that makes you happier and healthier'. How cute?
I have to say I'm super impressed by these toothbrushes. They feel so gentle on my teeth and they look really pretty in my bathroom. They definitely outweigh any other toothbrushes I've ever used and if they're helping my health at the same time then I'm all for it. They're available to buy here and cost £7.99 for one or £13.99 for a pack of two. I think this is so reasonable considering the research, time and effort that has gone in to designing them and what's even better is that you can get 20% off with my discount code KAY20. Just pop it in at the checkout.
Would you like to try a Nano-b toothbrush?
I worked with Nano-b on this post. However, all thoughts are my own!*