Are sonic toothbrushes good?

 

Most dentists would agree on electric toothbrushes are better than manual ones but What about sonic toothbrushes?

Sonic toothbrushes are electric toothbrushes that vibrate instead of oscillating. Sonic toothbrushes generally vibrate at 24,000 – 40,000 strokes per minute while regular electric toothbrushes vibrate at around 2,500 – 8,000 strokes per minute. A good point about rotating toothbrushes is because of the rotating head, the brush can clean your teeth precisely and without excessive pressure on your teeth, this is particular good for people with sensitive gums.

Why sonic toothbrushes are good?

We know a toothbrush is a very personal choice but here there are some reasons to consider to change to a sonic toothbrush:

DEEPER CLEANING -The vibration of a sonic toothbrush creates a good amount of energy and motion, powering mouth fluids like saliva, water, toothpaste into the areas between teeth and below the gum line. A standard or electric toothbrush won't be able to reach those areas. This interdental cleaning action goes deeper than using a regular electric toothbrush.

EASY TO USE - Some studies have shown that people brush longer when using a sonic toothbrush. Brushing longer is always beneficial for the oral care.

POWERFUL – Remember that sonic toothbrushes generally vibrate at 24,000 – 40,000 strokes per minute while normal electric toothbrushes vibrate at around 2,500 – 8,000 strokes per minute.

Despite being very powerful keep in mind that sonic toothbrushes are not a substitute for flossing.

A sonic toothbrush will overall perform better than a regular toothbrush but if you do brush diligently and floss regularly (and/or use a water flosser), a sonic toothbrush probably isn't totally necessary for you.

But if you are a perfectionist when it comes to oral care a sonic toothbrush + flossing + water flossing is a winner combination

We compare 3 main sonic toothbrushes brands

Eva Brooklyn

Quip

Sonicare

POWER

(strokes per minute)

24,000 spm

15,000 spm

31,000 spm

SIZE

Travel size with cap

Travel size no cap

No travel size

PRICE

$15,95

From $25

From $49,90

 

 


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