With the continuous improvement of material living standards and the richer dietary structure, our teeth are also under unprecedented pressure. In recent years, oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis have gradually shown an upward trend, and more and more people have begun to pay attention to the daily care of oral health. So how do you choose the right electric toothbrush for you? Before the article begins, I will answer three questions that everyone is generally concerned about.
Is brushing with an electric toothbrush really more effective than manual brushing?
The most important purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque and freshen your breath. There are 6 steps in the improved Pasteur brushing method, and the inclination angle of the toothbrush and the brushing steps are clearly defined. In addition, the length of each brushing must be more than two minutes to really achieve the purpose of cleaning teeth. So brushing your teeth is definitely a technical job!
However, in real life, it is difficult for most people to strictly follow the correct brushing method and insist on brushing their teeth, so the efficiency of each brushing is particularly important. The frequency of manual brushing is generally 220 times per minute, and the cleaning frequency and cleaning range are very limited.
The mainstream electric toothbrushes on the market can reach a vibration frequency of 20,000 to 40,000 times per minute, which means that in the same time, the cleaning efficiency of electric toothbrushes is more than 100 times that of manual brushing. In addition, the various cleaning modes and brushing time reminder functions on the electric toothbrush can also help us clean our teeth more scientifically.
To sum up, under the premise of mastering the correct brushing method, electric toothbrushes do have better cleaning results than manual toothbrushes.
Can an electric toothbrush really treat dental problems?
Certain brands claim their products can remove tartar and treat periodontitis. As I mentioned earlier, the biggest function of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque, and it does not have the function of treating oral diseases. By brushing your teeth correctly every day can indeed reduce the bacteria in the mouth, to achieve the purpose of preventing dental caries and periodontitis.
But for the formed caries and dental calculus, it cannot be removed by brushing. In addition, electric toothbrushes are far less effective at cleaning between teeth than floss. Therefore, if you want to completely treat dental diseases or clean your teeth, you must seek regular medical institutions, and you must not believe the false propaganda of some unscrupulous businesses.
Which should you choose, rotary or sonic?
The rotary electric toothbrush cleans the teeth through the repeated rotation of the circular brush head left and right, front and rear. Compared with the sonic type, the rotary electric toothbrush has stronger cleaning power and better cleaning effect. In addition, the brush head of this electric toothbrush is generally relatively small, which is easier to penetrate deep into the oral cavity to achieve deep cleaning between teeth and corners.
However, the disadvantages of this toothbrush are also obvious. First of all, its strength is relatively large, and it wears seriously on the enamel, so it is not suitable for users with sensitive teeth; secondly, the huge noise generated during use also greatly reduces the use of experience.
The sonic toothbrush uses a high-speed motor to drive the brush head to clean the teeth through high-frequency reciprocating vibration. Here is a common misunderstanding: sonic toothbrush and ultrasonic cleaning are two completely different concepts, and the vibration frequency of sonic toothbrush is far less than the frequency of ultrasonic. In essence, it still uses a mechanical method to drive the brush head to rub the teeth, and drive the water flow to rinse the teeth.
The advantage of a sonic toothbrush is that it is gentler and better protects the enamel. The curved brush head can fit the surface of the teeth well, and is less irritating to the teeth, and is suitable for ordinary users and users with sensitive teeth. The disadvantage is that the cleaning power and whitening effect are not as good as the rotary type.
How to choose an electric toothbrush?
Overall, sonic electric toothbrushes are closer to manual brushing, so they are more acceptable to most people. In terms of purchase, if you have no special needs for cleaning and whitening, it is recommended to buy a sonic electric toothbrush. The reason is that its cleaning method is softer, the noise is relatively small, and the later use experience is better.
- Pay attention to vibration frequency
The working principle of electric toothbrush is not complicated. When our ordinary consumers buy electric toothbrushes, the most important parameter to pay attention to is the frequency of vibration.
It is undeniable that higher frequency can indeed bring better cleaning effect, which has a direct corresponding relationship with its price. The vibration frequency of most electric toothbrushes on the market is concentrated in two gears: 26,000 times/min and 31,000 times/min, and a few electric toothbrushes can reach more than 40,000 times/min.
Electric toothbrushes do clean better than manual toothbrushes. At the same time, the toothbrush with high vibration frequency has obvious cleaning effect on stubborn stains in small gaps such as between teeth and gingival sulcus, and long-term use can bring better protection to the teeth.
- Select a toothbrush with a multi-speed cleaning mode
Different groups of people have different degrees of tooth sensitivity, and have different requirements for the use of electric toothbrushes, which requires adjusting the built-in cleaning mode of electric toothbrushes to suit our teeth.
Low-end electric toothbrushes on the market generally have 2-3 cleaning modes, and mid-to-high-end electric toothbrushes have 4-6 cleaning modes. The more brushing patterns, the better, but to a certain extent, it can meet the adaptation needs of our teeth after changing conditions.
- Humanized brushing reminder function
The user-friendly brushing reminder function is another reason why Ozawa recommends everyone to use an electric toothbrush. When we usually brush our teeth manually, it is difficult for us to brush our teeth according to the standard time of 2 minutes. Sometimes there is a problem of brushing too long on one side and not enough time on the other side.
At present, even entry-level electric toothbrushes have a time reminder function. Through intelligent side change reminder and 2-minute duration reminder, you can reasonably control the brushing time and achieve scientific tooth care and cleaning.
- Pay attention to the waterproof and noise
Since electric toothbrushes need to be rinsed frequently with running water, waterproof performance is particularly important. IPX8 is the highest waterproof level and can be immersed in deep water for a long time. And the waterproof level reaches IPX7 level, and it can be rinsed in running water normally, even if you brush your teeth while showering, there is no problem at all.
Noise is an indicator that affects the experience of the electric toothbrush in the later use. Sonic toothbrushes have a natural advantage in terms of noise. Generally, in standard mode, when the noise is less than 60dB, you can brush your teeth comfortably without affecting others.
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