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June 21, 2022

What happens if you swallow a toothbrush bristle?

1.What happens if you swallow a toothbrush bristle?

If you accidentally swallow the bristles when brushing your teeth, there are usually two situations: ① toothbrush bristles stuck in the back of throat; ② the bristles are swallowed and enter the gastrointestinal tract through the esophagus. What should you do to fix them? There are different ways to deal with these two situations.

  1. Toothbrush bristles are stuck in the throat

If the toothbrush bristles are stuck in the throat, in order to avoid continuous damage, you should go to the hospital’s ENT department in time. Cooperate with a professional doctor to do a laryngoscope, and finally remove the toothbrush bristles. And in the follow-up, you need to pay attention to your diet and avoid eating spicy or hard things to reduce further damage. If there is swelling and pain in the throat, it may be inflammation caused by toothbrush bristles damage to the mucous membrane. Please use the medicine according to the doctor’s inspection and recommendation.

Tip: When the bristles of the toothbrush are stuck in the throat, do not try to forcefully spit out the bristles by retching, coughing, etc., which may cause edema of the sticky hair and aggravate the mucosal damage caused.

  1. Toothbrush bristles enter the gastrointestinal tract

Usually toothbrush bristles are made of polyethylene and other materials. After entering the gastrointestinal tract, the bristles of the toothbrush will soften under the action of gastric acid and body temperature, and then cooperate with the peristaltic function of the stomach to form a food mass. Under the package of food, the toothbrush is usually excreted with the feces and will not pierce the gastrointestinal tract. If the human body does not have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and other uncomfortable symptoms during the operation of stomach acid, special treatment is not required, and there is no need to worry too much. If you have symptoms of discomfort, you should go to a regular hospital for medical treatment in time, and remove the toothbrush bristles through gastroscope and other methods.

Recommendation: Most cases of swallowing toothbrush bristles are caused by children who have the habit of biting toothbrush bristles or the toothbrush has been used for too long. Therefore, it is recommended to replace the toothbrush every three months, which can reduce the various hazards caused by the toothbrush after long-term use.

2.How to fix electric toothbrush keeps turning on by itself?

Usually, the electric toothbrush starts suddenly won’t turn off, the main reason is that the sealing ring of the electric toothbrush is aged and loosened and then water enters.

  1. The sealing ring is aging and loose

The aging and loosening of the sealing ring usually occurs in electric toothbrushes that have been used for more than 2-3 years. The longer the use time, the greater the probability of aging and loosening. If the electric toothbrush you buy is a relatively low-quality product, these situations may occur for several months.

  1. The sealing ring is corroded

The electric toothbrush has a total of 3 sealing rings, which are located under the metal connector of the toothbrush, under the drive button and at the bottom of the electric toothbrush. The corroded seal is usually the seal under the metal connector of the toothbrush. Some chemical components in toothpaste, such as calcium carbonate, calcium hydrogen phosphate, aluminum hydroxide, etc., are weakly acidic. If the teeth are not cleaned after brushing, the remaining acidic substances will slowly corrode the sealing ring and eventually lead to water ingress problems.


How to fix electric toothbrush that turns on by itself?

  1. Use tools such as a flat-head screwdriver or a triangular piece to pry open the bottom cover around the bottom, and some need to be rotated to remove it.
  2. After the bottom is opened, press the head of the electric toothbrush with something, push out the inner original and remove the rubber cover for quick drying.
  3. Wipe the accessories with a paper towel, and then use a hair dryer to dry them with low temperature or cold air.
  4. After drying, put the original back on, push it against the black part at the bottom, there will be a feeling that the spring part is shortened, and press the bottom cover into it according to the indicator.

3.How much does a toothbrush and toothpaste weight?

What is the weight of toothbrush and toothpaste?

Toothpaste and toothbrush are indispensable daily necessities in our life, which help us remove the attachments on the surface of teeth, such as food residues, plaque, tartar, etc., in order to achieve beautiful teeth, fresh breath, and maintain oral health. The weight of toothbrush and toothpaste varies greatly according to the usage scene, function, function and specification.

  • Toothpaste weight

Toothpaste is a kind of tooth cleaning product. It is generally in gel form and is usually smeared on the toothbrush. It can clean the surface and surrounding of the tooth by the mechanical friction of the toothbrush. Toothpaste according to different binding methods, there are 30g, 60g, 90g, 120g, 180g and so on. Because the hotel’s toothbrush and toothpaste are disposable, the net content is usually 3-6g to reduce unnecessary waste. Household toothpaste is usually 60-180g. It is recommended to buy 60-90g for personal use, and 120-180g for household use. The longer a toothpaste is used, the greater the chance of contact with bacteria, so it is recommended to use a small size for personal use. And don’t use too much toothpaste at one time, because toothpaste contains chemical ingredients, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, abrasives, etc. If you don’t rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing your teeth, it will lead to oral ulcers, damage to the gums, oral cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.

  • The weight of the toothbrush

Ordinary manual toothbrushes are usually 12 to 18cm in length and weigh between 15-30g. Electric toothbrushes usually weigh between 90-150g depending on the specifications and models. After all, we need to hold the toothbrush and keep shaking it up and down. If it is too heavy, it will be very tiring to use for a long time. For electric toothbrushes, we do not need to move our hands all the time, we only need to move the adjustment angle slowly.

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