Sonic Toothbrushes: Are They More Effective?
Can sonic toothbrushes make brushing easier and more effective?
Independent research from Fort Collins, Colorado evaluated sonic toothbrushes and their ability to remove plaque without direct bristle contact. Plaque that, in the past, has been unreachable or missed through traditional brushing can be removed with sonic toothbrushes.
“The Swiss research builds on past clinical research that has shown Waterpik Sensonic is up to 29% more effective than Sonicare for plaque removal. The bristle velocity for the Waterpik Sensonic is 2.2 meters per second, compared to 1.3 meters per second for Sonicare Flexcare.” It is said today that this waterpik is the most “effective” toothbrush on the market today. If traditional methods don’t seem to be working for you, or you want to try something new, the waterpik is an excellent option that has shown it can clean faster and keep your teeth clean longer.
The key feature for any power toothbrush is its speed, according to Dr. Sandra Moldovan, Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, and a member of the American College of Nutrition. “This study suggests that only sonic toothbrushes with 30,000 strokes per minute or higher were able to generate sufficient thermodynamic forces to effectively remove plaque beyond the reach of the bristles.” In conjunction with bristle speed, sonic brushes with side-to-side bristle action contribute to these thermodynamic surface tension forces that assist in plaque removal.
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