Congratulations to the four winners of #CuraproxDesignChallenge 🎉 A huge thank you to all 682 artists “challengers” and all of the voting participants. Our Design Challenge journey is far from over - the winning designs are now going into production in the Curaprox toothbrush factory in Switzerland. This process will take several months and you can expect us to come back in Autumn with the first toothbrushes ready. Stay tuned for future updates!
#CuraproxDesignChallenge is now closed for new submissions. 1 month, 1000+ designs, 700 designers, and 40+ countries. We are honoured that so many of you took part in this challenge and let your imagination run free over such unorthodox medium as our toothbrushes. Have a look at all ideas: https://www.jovoto.com/projects/curaprox_special_edition_2021/ideas Now, our team at Curaprox will choose 8 designs that will go to a global voting stage, for the jovoto community and beyond to vote for. The 4 most popular designs will be produced as Special Editions to be released in 2021 & early 2022.
We love to work with aspiring designers such as Michaela Chmelíčková! Michaela loves creating tangible products and she was excited to design a pop-art edition of CURAPROX toothbrushes. Having been a long-term loyal customer and an advocate of the brand’s philosophy, she fit perfectly into the team both professionally and personally. And what approach did she adopt? “The keyword was smile. I knew that I wanted to create a design that makes customers smile. So I selected elements that are pleasing to the eye and simple, such as icons and pictograms, and combined them with my original elements.” Join #CuraproxDesignChallenge and help us create new limited-edition Curaprox brushes, and we will make sure your art gets into thousands of homes and bathrooms all around the world. Our brushes are your canvas. What are you going to create? Join here: https://vote.curaprox.com
A toothbrush. Part of every daily routine, in every bathroom… yet, so boring. How about together, we make it art? Join #CuraproxDesignChallenge and help us create new limited-edition Curaprox brushes, and we will make sure your art gets into thousands of homes and bathrooms all around the world. Our brushes are your canvas. What are you going to create? Join the challenge today: https://vote.curaprox.com
TAKE YOUR PROPER ORAL CARE WITH YOU The minimalist Travel Set by Curaprox helps you maintain your proper oral care routine anywhere you go. ✅ Clean between your teeth with a handy interdental brush ✅ Use an ultra-soft and dense toothbrush to break down bacterial biofilm ✅ Brush using the gentle everyday whitening toothpaste ‘Be you’. 🇨🇭 Made in Switzerland Proper oral care you deserve, anywhere you go: https://curaprox.ch/en/info/dental-care/travel-set
👉 How to start using interdental brushes, to make your teeth even healthier? 🧠 Schedule an appointment with your dentist to have your teeth checked and your intеrdental spaces measured. 🧠 Pick up the interdental brushes that match your sizing. With Curaprox, you can order online. 🧠 Start cleaning your interdental spaces every day as part of your morning or evening ritual. Make interdentals a part of your proper oral care ritual: https://curaprox.ch/en/info/interdental
What causes gum bleeding? Our mouth is laced with blood vessels. These vessels and capillaries are essential to healing, regeneration and the overall health of our mouth. When there is an inflammation, the body increases the number of blood vessels and the overall volume of tissue. As a result, you might experience bleeding after as little as chewing hard foods or brushing with an old or hard toothbrush. This is still not a reason to panic. It might be a sign of early stages of gum disease, which is easily reversible. Once you notice bleeding, visit your dentist and pay more attention to your proper oral hygiene: clean between your teeth on a daily basis, and brush diligently with a soft toothbrush, without putting too much pressure on your gums. Stay healthy 🇨🇭
The Curaprox Hydrosonic pro is a lightweight and powerful toothbrush with an ergonomic handle and brush head to ensure perfect accessibility and a firm grip. Unlike rotating brush heads, the Hydrosonic Pro uses a simple vertical to-and-fro movement. Such a movement is more gentle to your gums and provides additional hydrodynamic effects. Learn more: https://curaprox.ch/en/info/sonic-toothbrushes/hydrosonic-pro
Where does bad breath come from? Bad breath comes from four main sources: 👉Most often, it’s the bacteria in a person’s mouth. In themselves, bacteria are odourless. What we smell is the product of their existence. Bacteria find nutrients on our teeth, digest those nutrients, extract energy required for the bacteria to breed, and, well… excrete gas. 👉For chronic smokers, it can be from residue in their lungs and trachea. 👉Some foods and drinks can leave a distinctive smell, e.g. coffee, garlic, spices. 👉Less often, it’s a sign of disease: kidneys, stomach or severe systemic disorders. If you don’t smoke and don’t suffer from chronic disease, the most likely source of bad breath is bacteria. Luckily, with proper oral care, it is easy to manage.
Flossing or interdental brushing? 📍 Studies showed that interdental brushes are significantly more effective and less aggressive than floss. Dentists also point to the fact that floss can cut into gums and damage them, while the interdental brush doesn’t do that. However, some places will only allow access by floss, and your dentist will indicate this if needed. 📍 Interdental brushes go between your teeth and destroy the structures of the biofilm. A simple in-and-out movement is usually enough. The brush is then rinsed clean and can be reused. 📍 Unlike dental floss, interdental brushes have bristles that get into all corners and spaces and clean out the plaque. This makes it more effective than floss.
How to destroy the plaque 💥 The only way to properly destroy the biofilm is physically disrupting its structure. 💥 You take a soft toothbrush and clean your teeth: two times a day, gently and thoroughly, front and back, until the teeth are clean. Rushing through the process won’t work: when you don’t brush properly, there’s a lot of biofilm left on the teeth, so bacteria have no problem rebuilding their colonies in the next few hours. #curaprox #toothbrush #oralhygiene
Dental plaque hides in the interdental space 📍 Everyone has some sort of interdental space, but since your tongue isn’t thin enough to get there, you might think you have none. But you do: if you ever used a toothpick, that’s where it went. 📍 Interdental space is the best place for the biofilm to accumulate: it’s usually undisturbed, quiet and full of nutrients. So even people with great brushing habits can have dental plaque accumulating in the interdental space. This place has to be cleaned. See how: https://gently.curaden.com/why-we-need-interdental-brushing/ #curaprox #dentalhygiene #oralhealth
Considering interdental brushes? Ask your dentist to choose the right one for you 👌 Every dentist has a proper tool that helps them measure precisely your interdental space and match it with a proper type of interdental brush. You’ll get a recommendation for the exact size of the brush and maybe even some samples to try at home. 👌 It’s a good idea to try using your new interdental while still in your dentist’s office. That way, you’ll make sure you’re doing it right and not damaging your teeth and gums. Feel free to ask any questions and get familiar with your new interdentals before taking them home.
3 reasons to consider interdental brushes in your daily brushing ritual: https://gently.curaden.com/3-reasons-to-consider-interdental-brushes/ 📍Everyone has interdental space: if you have two teeth next to one another, you have interdental space. That’s where bacteria build their colonies. 📍Conventional brushing doesn’t reach interdental space, which leaves the bacterial colonies between your teeth untouched, so they can breed and produce bacterial waste. This waste causes caries, gum inflammation and bad breath. 📍Dental floss doesn’t reach where it’s supposed to: if there are uneven dental spaces, the floss will do nothing to the bacteria inside such space, and the bacteria will keep breeding. Consider trying interdental brushes: it’s a safer and more effective way to protect your teeth from dental plaque.
How to avoid tooth decay from bacterial colonies? 📍Brush twice a day, for two minutes, with a soft brush. We must destroy the structure of the colony. 📍Use interdental brushes to clean out the interdental areas where conventional brushes don’t reach. Avoid high-sugar diets that help bacteria breed. 📍Minimise stress and lack of sleep – these lower our capacity to fight bacteria. 📍Consult your dentist for professional advice on oral care.
Why we should include interdental brushes in our daily hygiene routine: https://gently.curaden.com/why-we-need-interdental-brushing/
You know it’s time to buy new shampoo or toothpaste when you run out, but how do you know when it’s time to get a new toothbrush?
A good dental professional will teach you this toothbrushing technique: https://gently.curaden.com/always-start-with-the-most-difficult-places-a-proper-toothbrushing-technique-that-actually-works/ In a nutshell: ✅ Start with the most difficult places and end with the easy ones: from the back of your molars to the front teeth, from the inside to the outside. ✅ Hold the brush like a pen while brushing to make sure you don’t push hard on your teeth. ✅ Hold the brush under a 45° angle to clean bacteria from your gumline. ✅ Place the brush half on your teeth, half on the gums, and move in small circles. ✅ Test yourself: Lick your teeth to see if you’ve done it right.