Electrical toothbrushes also called mechanical, automated and power brushes that feature a brush head generally made of tuft or nylon bristles that gets electrically powered to remove plaque effectively from the gums and in between the teeth.
Electrical toothbrush are helpful in maintaining dental hygiene and health and you can get them in the form of rechargeable electric brushes or with battery.
Electrical Tooth Brush Features And Advantages
Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Rechargeable toothbrush is easily available in the market and you can get them in the price range between $20 to $200. You need to plug the brush to the electric socket to recharge it for use.
As for the brush, the handle remains the same and you can replace the head of it timely. There are numerous benefits of using an electric toothbrush. First you do not have to do the brushing manually, which if not done properly can lead to gum problems.
Advantages Of Rechargeable Brush
It comes with various modes of brushing especially for gum-massaging action, sensitive teeth and whitening. There are pressure sensors that guides you when you are being hard while brushing. Ideal is to brush at least for two minutes which no one is able to manage while brushing manually.
However, electric brush comes with a timer and two minutes of electric brushing is more than sufficient for dental care. There is a digital reminder for replacing the brush head, multiple head with variant bristle design to choose from.
Advancement offers you sonic/ultrasonic technology, oscillating rotating brush, toothbrush holder, travel toothbrush charger, counter storage unit etc.
Battery Powered Brushes
You can get them at very affordable price of ranging from $1 to few more dollars. With so many options available you can choose the one that suits you the most, multi-level bristles, extra-long, crisscrossed, round to polished bristle tips, cupped bristle that is ideal for whitening, special grip ergonomic handle, gum stimulator, tongue cleaners, angled as well as tapered brush heads.
The batteries are placed at the bottom which is generally thicker than manual brushes. These brushes are carefully designed and protected against any kind of water damage. You can also choose the one that has a vibrating option for extra cleaning.
AA batteries are used and even small children can operate them with the on-off button this can be a good choice for those who want to try how a mechanical toothbrush works.
Different Brushing Action In Mechanical Toothbrush
Variety of tooth brush are available in the market with variation in head configuration, speed, size, design, cost, timer, convenience features and so much more.
Every tooth brush uses a different mechanism and you can choose it according to your convenience or as per the advice of your dentist.
Four Brushing Techniques That Are Used In Mechanical Toothbrushes
Oscillating- Rotating Action
It has a toothbrush bristle that moved back and forth also revolves around the gums to remove plaque. Mechanical brushes that are the best example of this technology are Oral B advanced power 900 and Oral-B Braun’s Triumph.
These brushes make use of Sound wave to take the movement of bristle to high velocity. It can offer you up to 30,000 stroke to 27,000 vibrations per minute.
Cybersonic 3(r), Oral B Sonic complete deluxe S-320 and Philips Sonicare Healthy White toothbrush Rechargeable are good examples of Ultrasonic/sonic.
This brush moves in an in-out direction to remove the plaque and designed to reach places that are difficult to reach otherwise. Oral B professional care 3000 and Professional care smart series 5000 offers you Oscillating-rotating-pulsating action.
It again offers back and forth movement along with vibrating movement that cleans the teeth thoroughly and also massages the gums for better dental health.
Oral-B Pulsar Pro-health Micropulse toothbrush that is completely disposable and comes with a non-replaceable battery.
Advantages Of Electric Toothbrushes
Mechanical toothbrush has various benefits and advantages differ for different people. It is ideal for elderly, people with special needs and those suffering from arthritis. People with braces and poor dental hygiene can also take advantage of these.
Other beneficial attributes are that being mechanical you just have to hold it and it does everything on its own. It motivates children to brush regularly and they like using gadgets.
It reaches all those places in the mouth where we don’t bother to brush while brushing manually. It works well on soft tissues, puts less pressure and removes plaque effectively.
Ergonomic handle is easy to grip and offers you a pleasing experience. Advanced toothbrush comes with tooth whitening or toothpaste dispenser, tongue cleaning system and floss too.