Everyone dreams of a beautiful, healthy and, above all, snow-white smile. There are many treatments available, but proper oral hygiene is essential. A sonic toothbrush can help you achieve your desired goal.
A sonic toothbrush works in a similar way to electric toothbrushes. It has a built-in rechargeable battery, a small control panel consisting of buttons and its tips are replaceable. However, there is one key difference: the shape of a sonic toothbrush is elongated, more like a manual toothbrush. Sonic toothbrushes vibrate very intensively, and they also emit sound waves. The number of vibrations produced by a sonic toothbrush is greater than the number of moves produced by an electric toothbrush. That’s why they are so effective, and they clean even hard-to-get-to grime
Not many people know that sensitivity, bleeding gums and tartar buildup are caused primarily by improper hygiene. It’s not just how often and when you brush your teeth, the success of a beautiful smile also depends on technique and several other factors, such as the pressure of the toothbrush. Sonic toothbrushes use a sweeping motion as their brushing mechanism. These movements are recommended by dentists no matter what kind of toothbrush you use, because they are the best way to get rid of the plaque that builds up on your teeth throughout the day or night
When you brush your teeth with a sonic toothbrush, tiny air bubbles are created in your mouth to reach those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. What’s more, the bristles of a sonic toothbrush are very soft, which prevents irritation and wounds to the gums
When buying this toothbrush, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the technology used in a particular model, the accessories and the built-in features. One of the most important is a timer, most often set to the dentist-recommended 2 minutes. The timer will tell you when you can finish cleaning. Many sonic toothbrushes also have a pressure sensor that tells you when you’re pressing the brush too hard or too lightly. Too little pressure can result in under-cleaning, and too much pressure can cause bleeding gums, as well as tooth sensitivity. Sonic toothbrushes have interchangeable bristle tips that can be customized for your tooth type or have whitening properties
The problem of unclean teeth is quite common, both among children and adults. Even the best toothbrush with countless features may not clean your teeth. A toothbrush alone will not clean your teeth; your actions are necessary. That’s why knowing the proper brushing technique and cleaning with patience and care is important.
A sonic toothbrush will work by itself, in a sweeping motion, but you need to position it properly. It should be at an angle (45 degrees) to the gum line. Once you start the toothbrush, all you have to do is hold it in the designated way and move it from the gum line to the top of the crown of your teeth. You need almost no effort here; vigorously scrubbing your teeth will not make them clean better. Keep in mind the feel as well as the accuracy, this will make you delighted with the appearance of your smile
If you’re not sure about the right positioning of the toothbrush and the sweeping motion, you can go to your dentist and he or she can explain it to you in simple terms, or you can watch short instructional videos that you can easily find online. A sonic toothbrush can definitely make your daily oral hygiene easier, however, it will not do all the work for you.
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