05 Jan What sound does your toothbrush make?
Sound and our perception of effective teeth brushing. You might just be surprised!
Whether using a manual or electric, brushing our teeth and gums is an important part of our oral hygiene routine. But have you ever stopped to think about the actual noise you make while brushing ? Probably not, but researchers in Japan have been looking into the impact of how the sound of tooth brushing effects our perception of effort and accomplishment.
What the researchers discovered was that if the actual sound of the brushing increased, the sense of satisfaction and reward was greater. So rather than the common adage of less is more, in this case, it’s well …. more is more!
The full article is here;
Whilst the prototype for this type of technology being developed is a long way from finding its way to the shops, it’s important to remember that in the mean time, scrubbing your teeth with unnecessary force can cause problems, so if you are in any doubt about how to clean your teeth and gums properly, please contact us today at Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Dr Frank Goulbourn