Dr. Charles C. Bass, a medical doctor and dean of Tulane University School of Medicine, spent 20 years of his life researching and developing the optimal oral hygiene method. His legacy is a revolutionary designed toothbrush and brushing technique. When Dr. Bass died at 100 years of age he had all of his teeth.
The Dr. Bass toothbrush has 3 rows of bristles, 6 tufts to a row, evenly spaced. This toothbrush design allows the bristles to enter the gum line crevice to remove foreign particles, bacteria, and plaque thereby reducing cavities and preventing gum infection.
The bristle length is 13/32 of an inch long and 0.007 inches in diameter. This allows the bristle to bend effectively and penetrate deeper into the pits, grooves, depressions and narrow spaces on and in between the teeth.
The soft nylon bristle is rounded at the top and not cut across the top like other toothbrushes. This prevents scratching, puncturing, and tearing of the gum tissue and scraping of the tooth enamel when vigorously brushing. This toothbrush will not harm the soft gum tissue or push it away from the roots.
Dr. Bass, who spent 20 years of his life developing this style of toothbrush, passed away at 100 with every single one of his teeth.