The benefits of an Ultrasonic toothbrush are numerous!
The Ultrasonic Toothbrush is actually still a manual toothbrush.
The difference it has from a manual toothbrush is that it has a Piezo-electric ultrasonic emitter that is fitted in the brush head. The emitter in the ultrasonic toothbrush is power by a source in the handle and operates at 1.6 MHz.
The functionality of the ultrasonic toothbrush mainly focuses on the destruction of plaque through ultrasound and the deep but gentle cleansing wave action of sonic vibration which penetrate the gum line to a depth of 5mm. This action is supposed to destroy bacteria, specifically those that gingivitis and bleeding gums as well as remove stains from teeth (although not fully developed in this mechanism).
In studies conducted by universities on students, it has been proven that ultrasonic toothbrushes are more effective in removing plaque. It has also been fond to reduce inflammation in the gums and bleeding in the gums. The ultrasonic toothbrush has made a remarkable difference in stain removal as compared to the manual toothbrush.
There are various brands of ultrasonic toothbrushes available in the market today. To name a few, there is the Viatek Sonic Pulse Ultrasonic Toothbrush sold originally at $29.95. Another brand in the market is the Sonicare Advance Ultrasonic Toothbrush 4300QP with a price of $69.99. Out in the market is also the Philips Sonicare HX7562 Elite 7500 Sonic Toothbrush with Programmable Quadpacer – this particular product includes a charger base, a deluxe travel case and has a functionality of dual speed and recharging capability.
Another unique functionality of the ultrasonic toothbrush in some brands include an automatic liquid toothpaste dispensing system just like Crest’s Sonic Intelliclean System. This unique unit is designed to give deep, thorough cleaning throughout the mouth yet it will prove gentle enough for the gums. The liquid toothpaste dispenser provides freshness and antibacterial compounds such as sodium flouride to help prevent buildup of bacteria in the mouth. It also effectively removes stain caused by coffee, tea and tobacco to improve the teeth’s whiteness.
The ultrasonic toothbrush is meant to have the functionality of being a step closer to daily flossing. This, coupled with the liquid makes it very effective in improving dental health and oral hygiene.
Reviews of actual users indicate that there is an unusual feeling and are happy that the ultrasonic toothbrush comes with an adaptation mode wherein the strength of brushing automatically adapts to the user’s ability to adapt to the change from a manual
toothbrush. The strength automatically increases when the user has also increased adaptation to the gadget.
Users say that it is indeed more effective in cleaning out the teeth, but they still insist that users need to floss just to make sure.
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