Why You Should Use an Electric Toothbrush

Why You Should Use an Electric Toothbrush

Joel Pirela
May 6, 2011

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but we'd argue a great smile is the key to your happiness. A healthy smile also reflects care in one's personal health and grooming, and not to mention the link between gum disease and heart health. That's why we believe electric toothbrushes are the way to go when it comes to dental health...

Besides their ultrasonic capabilities to dislodge debris and reduce plaque, the most notable improvement of most electric toothbrushes is to provide users with an exact timer feedback. Optimally, you will brush your teeth for 2 minutes; any less and you're not cleaning your teeth and gums enough, any more and you might be damaging your enamel. And because most of us aren't great at consistently timing ourselves, the self timer feature is a great way to stay on a daily schedule. We find electric toothbrushes, alongside flossing and rinsing, is a long term investment in your health and personal hygiene you just can't pass up. So ditch the analog and go electric!

The HydraBrush
This is not just another toothbrush. It is a very unusual, but highly effective device that makes brushing your teeth easier and faster while cleaning them deep enough at the same time. Although the HydraBrush is an electric toothbrush, the way that it brushes is entirely different than any other that we've seen. The HydraBrush has eight micro-brushes arranged to properly brush all your upper and lower teeth at the same time. You need to bite the brush, instead of using the usual hand motion from the other kind of electric toothbrushes.

Oral B Pulsonic Toothbrush
The primary cleaning mechanism for a Pulsonic toothbrush, or any electric toothbrush, is the contact of the bristles with the teeth. So you still have to brush—you can't just wave a sonic toothbrush in front of your mouth. But brushing with a sonic toothbrush can be very effective because the fast-moving bristles generate as many as 30,000 strokes per minute. Here's a past review of the Oral B Pulsonic Toothbrush for more details.

Ultreo The Ultrasound Toothbrush
Ultrasound is already used in professional dental cleaning equipment because it's the right frequency to vibrate bubbles. As they vibrate at more than 20,000 times a second they move the surrounding fluids and produce thin layers of water that clean off plaque. The head of the Ultreo includes an ultrasound transducer and a special 'waveguide' that directs the ultrasound energy into the bristles and bubbles. We like the automatic timer, so you know your are brushing the correct time length and has 30 second interval signal, so you know when to move to the next area.

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