Brushing and cleaning teeth has significantly improved over the past few years. More than fifty years ago, the very first electric toothbrush was introduced to the world. Since that time, sonic toothbrushes have virtually taken over. A sonic toothbrush has advanced technology that allows it to have a much more effective cleaning than typical toothbrushes. Using a sonic toothbrush allows you to clean areas of your teeth that the tips of the bristles simply cannot reach. This offers a great advantage over traditional and other electric toothbrushes by giving you a much more effective cleaning each time you brush your teeth.
Sonic toothbrushes move at a very high rate of speed. This is to say that the brush heads vibrate very quickly. These toothbrush designs are quite capable of creating more than 30,000 brush strokes every minute. Some may be capable of passing 40,000 per minute. Typical or traditional electric toothbrushes operate in speeds that are capable of producing only up to 7,000 brush strokes per minute. This is one of the main advantages of a sonic toothbrush. The vibration and speed at which they work are phenomenal and are unsurpassed by any other tooth cleaning method to date.
A sonic toothbrush will typically work by producing a scrubbing action. This action is produced through the bristles on the brush head and works to thoroughly clean the surface of the teeth. This is the method that has been used for decades to remove plaque from the teeth and all toothbrushes electric and traditional alike, use this method for removing plaque. The main advantage of a sonic toothbrush is the speed in which the bristles vibrate, thus allowing for a much easier and much more intense cleaning and removal of dental plaque.
A sonic toothbrush may also provide a secondary action of cleaning. This cleaning action is based primarily on the speed at which the toothbrush vibrates the bristles. This vibration helps to lend energy to saliva and other fluids around the teeth. The motion of dislodging these fluids helps to dislodge plaque on the teeth even in places where the bristles cannot reach. While other toothbrushes, particularly electric brushes, claim to be able to remove plaque, they cannot make the claim of a sonic toothbrush for removing plaque where the bristles cannot reach.
All in all, sonic toothbrushes significantly help to remove dental plaque that may ultimately lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. The head of a sonic toothbrush is designed to vibrate at more than 30,000 brush strokes per minute. There is no way that a human can possibly create as many brush strokes per minute as a sonic toothbrush. Many dentists now recommend the use of these brushes, particularly for those patients with above average levels of tooth plaque and tooth decay.
A sonic toothbrush, with its multiple strokes per minute, creates turbulent fluid dynamics at the very tips of its bristles. This results in waves of pressure being created that compel liquids to completely surround the teeth and gums, resulting in a much more efficient and effective cleaning. The sheer force of these dynamics allows the brush to effectively dislodge plaque even in areas that are typically difficult to reach such as those below gum lines and in between teeth. Those using a sonic toothbrush will likely agree that they have much healthier teeth and gums overall and are much less prone to gum disease and the build up of dental plaque since using their sonic toothbrush. This is just another reason that dentists around the world have begun to recommend using these products particularly for those patients with above average levels of plaque.