Sonic toothbrush

brosse à dents sonique

The sonic toothbrush has been in vogue for a number of years. There are several models and colors to satisfy the tastes of young and old. It improves the health of your teeth and gums to help you maintain good oral hygiene.

Here is a guide to learn more about the sonic toothbrush.  

What is a sonic toothbrush ?

The sonic toothbrush is a toothbrush with an oval, Y or U-shaped head. It is the toothbrush that most closely resembles a manual toothbrush. The main difference is that the bristles themselves vibrate at high speed. The higher the number of vibrations per minute, the greater the brushing motion. Oval brush heads are effective in that they cover a large portion of the tooth surface. This means that one brushing motion usually gets you closer to the teeth and molars than with a rotating toothbrush.

How does this toothbrush work ?

Sonic technology is based on a vibration system. The principle of operation is very simple: the bristles of the brush vibrate at a much faster rate than an electric oscillating toothbrush. They vibrate 40,000 times per minute. It vibrates at least 75 times faster than a manual toothbrush. The main effect of the vibrations is to clean your entire dentition and interdental spaces thoroughly but gently. In addition, it removes at least 15% more dental plaque than a traditional toothbrush without irritating your gums. You are therefore less likely to have gum problems or to contract other oral diseases.

What are the main advantages of a sonic toothbrush ?

A sonic toothbrush allows you to brush your teeth better than a manual or electric toothbrush because it seeks much more to take care of your teeth than a traditional electric toothbrush which has only for goal to allow you to brush your teeth quickly because it allows you to do it well:

Here are the main advantages of the sonic toothbrush :

An effective operation :
these vibrations prove to be very effective to eliminate the dental plaque and the food residues
Good toothbrushing :
horizontal brushing with a sonic toothbrush is more effective than rotary cleaning with an electric toothbrush
Optimized toothbrushing experience :
brushing teeth is much more pleasant with this toothbrush
Reduced noise :
It is much quieter than other electric toothbrushes
A versatile toothbrush :
it offers different features: massage, whitening, several types of sound vibrations.

You can test the Y-Brush toothbrush. It is a toothbrush that simplifies tooth brushing. It allows to brush all the faces simultaneously thanks to the filaments which have the good inclination what automates the gestures of brushing to make.

What are the different features of a sonic toothbrush ?

A sonic toothbrush has many features that allow for better brushing than a manual toothbrush. These are features that allow you to do the right brushing without wasting time. You just need to let the toothbrush do the work for you.

Here are the different features of the sonic toothbrush:

The timer:
It makes a sound or vibration after two minutes to let you know that you need to stop brushing your teeth. However, there are some models that warn you every 30 seconds when you need to change sides while brushing.
Pressure sensors:
They exist to warn you of the pressure on your teeth. It alerts you when you exert too much pressure on your teeth and gums while brushing.
Toothbrushing modes:
Most electric toothbrushes have several brushing modes such as: whitening mode, gum care or tongue cleaning.
The connected mode:
the sonic toothbrush communicates with your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth. You can monitor your oral hygiene: cleaning level, brushing progress etc.

What health problems can be avoided with a sonic toothbrush ?

A bad toothbrush can cause oral problems because it does not allow you to brush your teeth properly. It hurts your teeth and gums, which causes tooth sensitivity and makes you more susceptible to oral disease. The toothbrush should not massage your teeth but brush them.

Here are the different health problems that can be avoided:

Tooth decay
or halitosis:
Indeed, the microorganisms that lodge in the mouth are necessary and beneficial. However, if there is an imbalance in the oral microbiota, you will have tartar and plaque that cause dental caries or halitosis. 
Gingivitis :
This is a disease that affects the gums. It causes blood loss inside the mouth and can lead to periodontitis. It can lead to the fall of the affected tooth: loosening of the teeth.
Inflammation, stroke, hypertension and diabetes:
Some of the harmful bacteria may become strong due to an imbalance. It then passes from the mouth to the blood.

Who should use a sonic toothbrush ?

Anyone can use a sonic toothbrush. However, you should know that its use is particularly recommended for certain types of people who have difficulty maintaining good oral hygiene with the use of manual toothbrushes or electric oscillo-rotating toothbrushes that are not practical for them.

People with oral cavity disorders


It is particularly recommended for people with oral cavity disorders. Indeed, a person suffering from periodontal disease (periodontitis) or who has a dental implant must maintain good oral hygiene in order not to aggravate his or her situation. The same is true if you have dental cavities and do not want to go to your dentist very regularly.

People with particularly sensitive gums


Tooth sensitivity is mainly due to the use of a bad toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes in general put a lot of pressure on the teeth and gums. Damage and bleeding from their use is guaranteed if you are an adult or have sensitive gums. A sonic toothbrush allows you to apply no pressure and alerts you if you have the wrong brushing technique.

People with coordination problems


This type of person has difficulty performing simple brushing actions with a regular electric toothbrush. The reason may be age, as old age leads to arthritis problems. It can also be due to a handicap such as ADHD, autism or Dyspraxia which prevents children and adults to perform the gestures as quickly as others. The motivation of the sound experience helps to be consistent.

We hope that this guide will have helped you understand what a sonic toothbrush is, how it works and all the benefits it brings to all the people who use it, whatever their health problem or the oral diseases they no longer want to have.

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