people do not brush their teeth correctly, possibly due to improper
brushing technique or not brushing long enough~
The main thing to remember is to brush for a full two minutes twice a day
whether it is with and power or manual toothbrush, and don't forget to floss.
Manual toothbrushes removes an
average of only 50% of plaque from smooth tooth surfaces and even LESS
from between teeth. However, studies have proved using a power
Cause a significant reduction in
plaque of adults and children.
Reduce brushing force you need to apply
during brushing to reduce gum recession.
are superior to manual in reducing gingival
inflammation and bleeding.
Reduces stain and
calculus better than manual.
People tend to brush longer with a
67% of children studied preferred a
power toothbrush due to the smaller brush head, easier to reach all
areas of their mouth and the repetitive movement of the brush.
They automatically confer good brushing
better than manual.
You lack the manual dexterity or have any disability that limits your ability to brush
You have braces; an electric
or implants toothbrush may reach crevices you can't otherwise clean
Children due to the smaller brush head
and easier to reach all areas of their mouth.
You love gadgets and would really brush longer if you had a built-in timer featured on some models
Your are trying to encourage a child to brush and the novelty of a power tool would help
You scrub too vigorously with a regular brush and need a tool that that will help you limit the force you can apply
You have a periodontal disease and your dentist advises using a power tool
Gum recession, using an electronic toothbrush
helps control over zealous brushing.
The electric toothbrush have evolved into the
“power” toothbrush, encompass-ing the high-tech rechargeable
models as well as the low cost battery-powered toothbrushes.
Brush head and bristle designs are more advanced, based on
oscillating/translating, vibrating, or ultrasonic technology.
Power toothbrushes provide anywhere from 10-49% greater plaque
removal than manual toothbrushes. Evidence suggests that the
forces used with the power toothbrushes should be far less than
with manual toothbrushes. Clearly, power toothbrushes are less
likely to cause tooth and gumline abrasion and they deliver
better stain removal than manual brushes by up to 82%. Now,
power toothbrushes are affordable. and give you high quality
sonic toothbrushes should not be used with baking soda and/or
peroxide toothpastes. These toothpaste products should
be avoided as they contribute to cracks in the upper portion
of the handle.
We recommend Sonicare
Toothbrushes. "Sonicare brush was superior to the Braun Oral-B for
the reduction of gum inflammation". ~ Please click
the picture above to learn how more this produce, use and cost.
February 06, 2008
(courtesy of Sonicare.com)
**Source: The Journal of
Clinical Dentistry, Volume 8, Number 3, 1997
~Source: Oral Care Report Volume 10, Number
Compendium, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2002 pages 1-16.
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