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How Does a Sonic Toothbrush Work?

Posted by on August 6, 2019 in Dental Tips | 0 comments

Sonic toothbrushes in Australia are quickly becoming all the rage. This innovative technology is sold by a lot of well-known Australian suppliers and offers users a revolutionary new approach to shining up those pearly whites.

But what’s it all about? Is a sonic toothbrush the right choice for you? What benefits do they offer the everyday consumer? Let’s find out.

What is a Sonic Toothbrush?

A sonic, or ultrasonic, toothbrush uses state-of-the-art technology to specifically target plaque and ensure teeth are left cleaner than clean. It emits ultrasound and sonic waves (up to 16,000 strokes per minute if you can believe it!) in order to vibrate the brush and enhance the cleaning process.

The process for using a sonic toothbrush mirrors what you may be used to with an electric toothbrush. It will move back and forth over your teeth at high speed in order to remove plaque and bacteria build up. The difference lies in the effectiveness of the high level of vibrations that this system provides when compared to predecessors.

Sonic Toothbrush vs Electric Toothbrush – What’s the difference?

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The difference is the speed and the sonic waves. This technology typically has an oval brush head (similar to a traditional toothbrush). The capacity is there to get a more thorough clean (including up and into your gums) than when using older technology.

Are there any drawbacks to purchasing a Sonic Toothbrush?

This relatively new tooth technology (try saying that four times fast!) is considerably more expensive than a lot of tooth-brushing options currently on the market. You may find that it’s easier to order this technology online as stores and dental surgeries slowly move towards keeping up with the latest trends.

Where can you buy Sonic Toothbrushes in Australia and what should you look for?

Australian sonic toothbrushes use the same technology as those sold elsewhere around the world. Currently, beyond asking your dental technician, you may well have to buy them overseas and have them shipped to you. Electric toothbrushes are still the major choice for a lot of big-name retailers so until they catch up with dental trends, you will have to peruse your online options.

Whatever your toothbrush choice, you must ensure that you brush your teeth properly. Follow these tips for a healthy mouth any dentist would approve of!

Get the tooth about your dental health! Contact the Robert Duhig Dental family today to book your next appointment.

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