Electric Toothbrushes: Which One Is Best?
Going to the dental aisle of electric gadgets nowadays can be quite overwhelming.
Even an online store such as Amazon.com, has quite a few choices, so how does one know what to choose? Some people go by price, some by reviews, or even by the warranty or the reputation of the company.
Choosing The Right Brush
Many patients ask me “which one is best?” These are my tips to choose an electric brush:
1. Make sure the electric toothbrush you want to purchase is backed by research to show its effectiveness. Ask your dentist or periodontist about this and you can also call the company directly.
2. Choose a reputable company, which will stand behind their product.
3. Choose a medium to the small brush head, for easy manipulation
4. Sonic technology is most effective compared to rotating ones, according to the research. The rotating ones can be too abrasive and may cause a recession.
So you might wonder which one is sitting on Dr. Sanda’s countertop in the bathroom? I use Sensonic by WaterPik. Research shows this brush is 29% more effective than Sonicare in reducing plaque and gingivitis. I love to drink tea which oftentimes causes staining of my front teeth. Since I’ve been using Sensonic, it takes away all these stains! I also travel with it, without needing to bring the charger, because the battery life can last for more than a week without recharging.
Everyone can benefit from an electric brush because the Sonicare technology cleans past the bristles, in hard-to-reach places, such as the inner side of the back lower molars, a common site for periodontal disease. But don’t get me wrong, this is by no means a substitute for flossing. We still need to floss once a day at least.
Put your best smile forward by using A Sensonic toothbrush!
In great health,