7 tips for electric sonic toothbrushes
Follow these 7 tips to get the most out of your electric sonic toothbrush while protecting teeth and gums.
Sound toothbrushes are still considerably more expensive than conventional electric toothbrushes in comparison, but prices have continued to fall in recent years. The cheapest models, such as the Braun Oral-B Pulsonic Slim, for example, are not only affordable at around 50 dollars, but also offer great value for money. However, there is a lot to consider when using a sonic toothbrush, because the use of a sonic toothbrush differs more or less clearly from a manual toothbrush or a conventional electric toothbrush. In order to achieve the best possible result and protect your teeth and gums, you should consider the following 7 tips.
- A small toothpaste is usually sufficient. Also and especially in the case of sonic toothbrushes, less is more. In the toothpaste advertisement you always see a great 2-3 centimetres long strip on the brush head, but this is not necessary. Rather, manufacturers want to stimulate consumption and thus their own sales.
- Apply the toothpaste in the mouth before switching on the toothbrush. In order for the toothpaste to reach all parts of the mouth, you should spread it with the brush roughly into the 4 quadrants and only then switch on the toothbrush. As soon as the sonic toothbrush is in operation, it is more difficult to distribute the toothpaste evenly.
- Always switch on in the mouth first. Anyone who has already used an electric toothbrush with toothpaste on it outside knows why this point is important. There’s usually a mess.
- Better clean carefully. Especially at the beginning, you should clean very carefully with a sonic toothbrush and if you are unsure about this, you might also reduce the cleaning time to 1 minute. The very intense vibrations can be irritating for beginners, but make sure that the toothbrush does most of the work itself. No scrubbing is necessary here!
- Less pressure is more. If you clean with a little pressure, it is not only gentler on the gums, the cleaning result can be even better. The less pressure exerted, the better the mixture of toothpaste and saliva can flow into the interdental spaces and clean them.
- A plan is always better than chaotic cleaning. Get used to a fixed cleaning procedure. For example, start at the top right and brush the outer tooth row up to the top left. Then down below, then inside, then the occlusal surfaces
- The principle “from red to white” also applies to sound. Always clean from the gums to the teeth, for example in slightly circular movements. The teeth are cleaned, the gums are massaged and the gum line is cleared of bacteria.