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Get to Know an Electric Toothbrush

What is an electric toothbrush?
An electric toothbrush is a truthbrush works based on working of a small electric motor as opposed to a manually operated toothbrush. An eldctric toothbrush is also known as power toothbrush.

How an electric toothbrush works?
It works according 3D cleaning action. Electric toothbrushes gives like automatic bristle motions like back-and-forth oscillation and rotation oscillation. It gives like clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for brush heads in order to cleaning the teeth.

How to use?
An electric toothbrush is easy to use because of its design and technology. Just place the tooth paste on brush head and hold it as you do in case of a manually operated toothbrush. It starts working by just by turning the brush on.

You need to move the brush to cover all the teeth. How may teech an electric brush covers depends on size of the teeth. By spending two minutes is sufficient to clean all your teeth. After completing brushing, simply rinse it with water and allow it to dry.

Types of electric toothbrushes
We discuss here two types of electric toothbrushes, namely, sonic toothbrush and ultra sonic toothbrush.

1. Sonic toothbrush
A sonic toothbrush is a class of toothbrushed under the electric toothbrushes. Its movement is fast enough to produce vibration. It is effective at removing stains from teeth. In addition, bristles vibrate faster when compare to the other kind of toothbrushe. Like it gives 30,000 strokes per minute.

2. Ultrasonic toothbrush
Ultrasonic toothbrush is the newest invention in this field. In an ultrasonic toothbrush, ultrasonic waves are used in cleaning teeth. Ultrasound waves generate up to 84 million air oscillations per minute, which helps break down germs on the teeth. It is very effective against bad breath.

When compared to manual toothbrushes, power toothbrushes are more effective because they reduce the probability of getting plaque and gingivitis very fast and do the job in an effective manner.

If you brush your teeth using a manual toothbrush, the average strokes per minute is 300, but if you use an electric tooth brush it rotates 3,000 to 7,500 times per minute. And, if you use a sonic toothbrush it makes around 40,000 strokes per minute.

Optional features
Electric toothbrushes having many features, like

  • It is having numerous brushing modes specialized for sensitive teeth and gum-massaging action.
  • It also having pressure sensors which helps us by signaling when your brushing is too hard.
  • Timers are also there to help like how much time we are brushing a particular quadrant of your mouth.
  • If we are using a brush since long back, it will remind us to change the brush head.

Although it is very important to brush your teeth two times per day like in morning and in the night before going to the bed. And floss once a day as your regular oral care routine.

Updated: March 16, 2015 — 7:17 am
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