About Oral B
Dr. Robert W. Hutson a California periodontist, designed and patented a toothbrush in 1950. In 1958, he was granted a new patent for a “mouthbrush” having numerous fine, soft, flat-ended nylon bristles, and a similar appearance to the 1950 design. He claimed in his application that this brush was less abrasive to tooth enamel, better for massaging the gums, and more effective at picking up tooth powder than other brushes available at the time, which had coarse, angle-cut bristles.
He also created the Oral-B Brand name. The first product was known as the “Oral-B 60”, because it had 60 tufts. Other sizes were made with differing numbers of tufts and corresponding names.
Procter and Gamble acquired Oral B along with Braun and Gillette in 2005