oral hygeineIf you haven’t made the transition from a regular toothbrush yet, now is the time. Clinical tests have shown that both electric and sonic toothbrushes remove plaque and prevent gum disease better than a regular toothbrush. How much better are they, you ask? Let’s break it down…

The Electric Toothbrush Features:

  • 3,000-7,000 brushstrokes per minute
  • Low cost $10-$15
  • Lasts 2-3 months
  • Bristles rotate or move back and forth
  • Most you will throwaway when battery dies

The Sonic Toothbrush Features:

  • 30,000-40,000 brushstrokes per minute
  • $100-$150 per unit (replacement heads cost less)
  • Bristles create sonic vibrations reaching places other brushes can’t
  • Rechargeable battery (may notice decreased power as years go by)
  • Unit lasts years, replace heads every 6 months

It is important to realize as you compare these 2 options, that the sonic toothbrush is an investment in your oral health. It might be wise to try an electric toothbrush to start and then upgrade to a sonic one. The sonic brush is very powerful and may take a little getting used to, but the overall clean feeling when you’re done is pretty rewarding. These are also great options for people with disabilities or elderly people who may not have enough strength to thoroughly brush their teeth.

Regardless of which one you choose, results really depend on your oral hygiene habits. When combined with flossing, most people who brush their teeth 2-3 times a day with a sonic brush. notice a change when they go to the dentist…less scraping during cleanings and less cavities! Who doesn’t want that?