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Individual user problems? Something doesn't work as expected? Here you will find some useful practical tips.


A part of the tooth is located in an area that is difficult to access with a toothbrush. Plaque there causes tooth decay and periodontosis. In additions to fissures – the depressions in the chewing surface – a critical area is the space between the teeth and it must therefore be cleaned with particular care.

That amounts to nearly 40% of the tooth surface of molars. Regardless of the size of these regions, these are critical areas that must be cleaned with particular care. The plaque should be “moved” daily with a suitable interdental brush or dental floss. The acid contained in the plaque needs 24 hours to impact a tooth.
If you spend a few seconds daily on it and use the pleasant yaweco dental floss or interdental brushes, you are doing all you need to preserve your natural teeth. And your next visit to the dentists will be correspondingly pleasant.

Are the bristles too hard?

If even the soft bristles are too hard for you, you can further soften them by applying warm water. The warmer the water, the softer the bristles will become. This effect is more pronounced for natural bristles than nylon bristles. After the teeth have been brushed and the bristles cooled off, they will revert to their regular texture and strength. Natural bristles are only offered as hard bristles because it is unfortunately not possible to process natural bristles that are thinner and therefore softer.

Can the toothbrush be boiled or cleaned in a dishwasher?

You can put the handle in a dishwasher. It can withstand high temperatures. Merely the lettering on the handle will disappear. You can also place the toothbrush in hot or boiling water. However, rinsing it off with water is usually sufficient. When replacing the brush head, if you find deposits at the top of the handle, you can remove them with water. These deposits are unproblematic. They consist in part of toothpaste that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Why should the brush heads be replaced every 8-12 weeks?

Primarily for hygiene reasons. There are gaps between the individual bristles – in the holes in which they are affixed to the brush head – in which residue gets stuck. Natural bristles, when viewed under a microscope, resemble a pipe that is open at the top. Here, too, residue can get stuck, such as toothpaste, saliva, etc., even if it is just in tiny amounts. In addition, the bristle ends are rounded to prevent them from damaging the gums and dental enamel. When the bristles begin to wear down, that rounding is partially reversed.
Each yaweco refill pack contains 4 replacement brush heads. That makes it easier to follow this advice and replace the brush head every 8-12 weeks. That is practical, easy and inexpensive.

Are toothbrushes vegan?

Toothbrushes with nylon bristles contain materials that are not of an animal nature. However, it cannot be ruled out that auxiliary materials or fuel used during the production process contained animal materials. There are multiple production steps and these details cannot therefore be accurately determined. The fact is that the finished product either contains no animal materials or only trace amounts of them.

The bristles of the toothbrush with natural bristles come from pigs and are therefore not vegan.

Paediatric dental care

A child’s teeth begin developing in the womb. One more reason for mothers to pay attention to a balanced nutrition that is rich in minerals.

Children should start brushing when their first tooth emerges. At first the parents should brush their child’s teeth. But the child will soon want to start brushing themselves. That is great, but, as an adult, you should brush their teeth again when they are finished. Children only have the required fine motor skills to also brush their molars well when they are about 6 years old. It is also recommended to clean the interdental spaces between the back teeth every 2-3 days with dental floss. Motivate your child by making brushing their teeth as pleasant as possible. And we all know that children are imitators. With you as a role model, your child will brush their teeth and clean interdental spaces without a second thought. And always remember to schedule regular dental check-ups, which cannot be replaced by good dental care, for your children.

Dental and oral care

How does it work and what do I need?

A survey in Germany has shown that the vast majority of people (70%) said they brush their teeth twice a day. Most of the work that has to be performed by dentists is the result of tooth decay and periodontosis and can be traced back to insufficient dental hygiene.

What are we doing wrong?

The frequency of brushing is obviously not the problem.

When brushing our teeth, we roughly position the toothbrush in a right angle toward the teeth and brush from the gums toward the crown of the teeth, i.e. from “red to white”, and then the chewing surface, the exterior areas and the interior areas. The pressure on the toothbrush should be as light as possible to treat the gums and the enamel with care – especially at the sensitive tooth neck. That is what we teach our children from an early age.

However, one part of a tooth is located in the spaces between the teeth. This area is not easily accessible with a toothbrush. It is recommended to clean this area separately. You can find more information in the “dental floss” product description.

Tongues also have coatings. This is where bacteria find hold that are often the cause for bad breath. It only takes a few seconds to remove them. It’s particularly easy with the interchangeable brush head toothbrush. Unsnap the brush head and, using the front edge of the handle, scrape the tongue from back to front and then rinse off the handle with water. Then you can snap the brush head back in. Compared to other scrapers, the toothbrush has a small scraping area. The benefit is that this delays the occurrence of a gag reflex when cleaning the tongue. And it is just as effective.

The interdental brushes bend

The design of yaweco Circum® interdental brushes makes them easy and pleasant to use. It is important that the gums are not damaged. Guide the brushes to the triangle between the gums and adjacent teeth. Then you can make a light shaking motion without applying pressure. If the wire bends, then the brush is too big. Try an interdental brush with a smaller diameter or dental floss if there is no smaller size. If the wire were to be reinforced, there would be a risk of applying more pressure when using the interdental brush and therefore damaging the gums. Clinical trials confirm this. To put it bluntly, holes in the gums would be worse than interdental spaces that go uncleaned. That holds true even though, as has already been explained, plaque in the interdental spaces can lead to dental problems.