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|Product type||Oral hygiene|
|Owner||Procter & Gamble|
Oral-B is a brand of oral hygiene products, including toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and dental floss. The B in Oral-B stands for "Brush". Oral B was created in 1950 by Dr Robert Huston, a dentist who created the first Oral-B toothbrush with its soft, end-rounded nylon bristles. Dr. Robert Hutson, a California periodontist, designed and patented the first Oral-B toothbrush. He also created the Oral-B brand name. The first product was known as the Oral-B 60, because it had 60 total tufts.
Dr. Hutson started small, with a family business and did much himself. The role of the dentist was critical from the very beginning. Oral-B has been part of the Procter & Gamble company since 2006.
The Oral-B electric toothbrush range consists of four groups:
- Trizone (the company's own notation: TriZone)
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