I always brushed my teeth in the morning and evening in the most convenient way but I still couldn’t get rid of the plaque. It seemed like there was still some left over after each brushing session. I decided to do something about it and bought myself an ultrasonic toothbrush. So, I know you have dozens of questions about this topic so here are 5 things that will help you demystify what an ultrasonic toothbrush is.
1- What is an ultrasonic toothbrush?
An ultrasonic toothbrush is simply a rechargeable electrobrush that differs slightly from the sonic and electric toothbrushes thanks to its operating principle, which aims to make oral hygiene optimal by generating ultrasounds to get rid of dental plaque. And to achieve this result, it uses a specific toothpaste that allows the ultrasounds to clean the teeth effectively.
2- How does it work?
With 96 million oscillations per minute, all you have to do is place the bristles of your brush head against your teeth and rinse your mouth beforehand to get rid of the food particles. You will simply have to make small movements with the brush without pressing and the ultrasonic waves that will make the toothpaste foam (ultrasonic with a power of 0.2 W, completely harmless since it is below 50W) will do the cleaning without vibration. In other words, you brush without brushing, magic! right? You are dealing with a real micro-cleaning, efficient and smooth.
3- Why should you get it?
First and foremost, it is more comfortable to use and offers a better grip than a traditional manual or electric toothbrush. With its ultrasonic waves, it can comb the interdental spaces that are normally out of reach, which is why I was talking about micro cleaning. Thanks to its sonic technology, it gets rid of stains, tartar and bad breath (especially for smokers and coffee drinkers) in just a few uses and you’re back to your old self with a devastating smile. And as you would expect, it has no age-related contraindications and is even recommended in the case of implants, as it is very beneficial in preventing the formation of bacteria in the interstices. And it is naturally suitable for people with braces, dentures or gingivitis, since it does not put pressure on the gums, preventing bleeding and promoting improved lymphatic circulation.
4- What are the disadvantages of the brush?
Although this little jewel is extremely advantageous, it has some small disadvantages. First of all, its high price, it costs a small fortune, I can’t tell you how much time I spent saving up at over 100$, it’s not cheap and on top of that, you’ll have to pay for a specialized toothpaste every time. Then the meticulousness that you have to observe is really stressful when you have filled teeth and finally last on the list, its contraindications. It is a pity that not everyone can take advantage of this miracle solution that is the ultrasonic brush.
It is not recommended for those who suffer from periodontitis, also known as tooth loosening, those with diabetes mellitus, those with white spots on the enamel and pregnant women.
Very important: Before buying, ask your dentist for advice.
5- Which one to choose?
a- how should you choose it?
After the approval of your dentist, it is now time to get one. But which one? Well, before choosing your toothbrush, you should find out about the leading companies that have gained a certain notoriety for their efficiency in this field. By the way, quality ultrasonic toothbrushes are sold with a refill device and interchangeable nozzles. After that, you will have to move on to analyze some key criteria that are essential for a good device. The first one is related to its structure, which must be convenient and therefore it should not slip, nor be too thin or too thick. Secondly, this is more for novices, the presence of a timer is essential to be warned at the crucial moment when it will be necessary to switch from one segment to another and finally choose well when it comes to a child. Now that you know how to choose a toothbrush, here are some recommendations on those users and experts have found to be effective.
b- The best-of
Here I present 03 of the best brushes on the market.
–Philips Sonicare: the champion of all categories, with good ergonomics and soft bristles, it performs 62 000 movements per minute to get rid of 7 times more plaque than manual brushes. The effects of its application are noticeable after one to two weeks.
– Emmi dent: We can’t talk about the best without mentioning this heavyweight. What makes it special is that it mixes non-abrasive toothpaste with saliva to form millions of microbubbles that after bursting eliminate the interdental spaces, the cracks in the enamel of the plaque.
– Oral B: What makes it famous is that its bristles are more sensitive than those of others.
Without a doubt, ultrasonic toothbrushes are the best in terms of oral hygiene and in all aspects. Considering its relatively expensive price, we propose you here in this article, simple but quite effective means to keep your teeth healthy. And don’t hesitate to tell us in comments what you think about ultrasonic toothbrushes.