Sonic toothbrushes offer innovatory technology for superlative oral hygiene at the confines of your home. These power toothbrushes have literally revolutionized dental care with their unique cleaning mechanism that potently combines elevated amplitude & frequency motion of bristles for healthy gums as well as enhanced tartar removal. Moreover, sonic toothbrush aids in eliminating bad breath while also lessening plaques & gum inflammation.
Thus, it oftentimes trumps regular toothbrushes due to the manifold benefits in the offing. Reviews of several current models indicate high satisfaction levels among customers and oral researchers.
Simple Steps to Use a Sonic Toothbrush
If needed, one could commence by rinsing with the assistance of a mouth wash. Before use the sonic toothbrush must be removed from its charging device. The protective cap of the toothbrush is then taken off. One then wets the bristles of the sonic toothbrush followed by applying a smallish amount of toothpaste (approximately 1-1.5 centimeters length of bead) across them.
Angle of Placement
Manner of placement of the bristles against your teeth holds significance. Ideally, one must ensure placing the bristles at a slight inclination towards the gingival line. It is better to position the brush head of the sonic toothbrush inside the mouth & try relaxing the lip areas around the device before turning it on to prevent any splashing.
Manner of Use
Once the device is switched on the brush head must then be moved across the teeth in a gentle and slow manner while deploying minuscule backwards and forwards motions. Following this practice ensures that the longer-sized bristles gain access to the inter-teeth areas. Work over every surface of the teeth for even distribution of toothpaste.
Many dental practitioners would suggest starting with the outer and inner top teeth followed by the inner & outer teeth in the lower jaw, giving a thirty seconds time slot for each of them. One then does every gnawing/grinding surface & any other areas which might be carrying stain marks. Several brands of sonic toothbrushes have a timer feature that would essentially remind the user about switching to another quadrant in the mouth.
The intense pulsating or vibratory action of the sonic toothbrush at a remarkable thirty to forty thousand strokes/minute can trigger slight tingling sensation among novices which can feel uncomfortable. The brush head should ideally be held around two millimeters above each tooth to facilitate fluid formation and miniscule bubbling.
The vibratory motion of fluids would assist in dislodging tartar or other stubborn debris/stains. The head of the sonic toothbrush ought to be hovered over any uneven or jagged tooth, regions of major staining & tricky spots like swollen gum for around five to ten seconds for extricating localized plaque.
The sonic toothbrush can also be used on the tongue surface to dismantle any accrued debris. Use periodontal brush stroke movements with the sonic toothbrush by firstly resting the brush head at the tooth base and then pressing lightly till bristle separation has occurred. The stroke should then be carried up to the gingival line.
Technology and Setting Features
An easy-start setting on some models is ideal for novices as it slowly and automatically augments the brush’s power over the initial fourteen uses. This helps first-timers to gradually acclimatize to the technology. This feature is ideal for temporary use till sensitivity has minimized. Some models of sonic toothbrushes have a Sanitizer feature that works by disinfecting and cleansing the brush head in-between uses.