Having the right toothbrush and being able to use it correctly is the cornerstone of good oral hygiene. In this article we are going to explore a few toothbrush designs which you can integrate into your daily oral hygiene.
With over 2,000 reviews and over 91% 5-star ratings, this best-seller manual toothbrush is the top choice for dentists and patients. They call it
“Probably the softest toothbrush in the World”
It contains 5,460 ultra-soft bristles which are incredibly gentle to the gum and don’t absorb water or bacteria. The octagonal handle helps orientate the toothbrush to the correct angles during brushing. It comes in a variety of fresh colour combinations and is carefully made in Switzerland.
This electric toothbrush with a revolving head has more than 7,000 reviews on Amazon and is the best-seller in the category. According to the manufacturer the
“Round toothbrush head oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up 100 Percent more plaque vs manual toothbrush”
It does sound like a bold claim!
Now we have high-level, independent evidence in the form of a systematic review produced by Cochrane organisation. They found that only the rotating toothbrush consistently provided a statistically significant, although modest, patient benefit over manual toothbrushes in reducing plaque (21% less plaque) and gingivitis (11% less gingivitis). Either way, not much more but still better than manual!
The Oral-B Pro 2 2500 comes equipped with a pressure sensor so you know when you’re scrubbing too hard. Remember that you may need to purchase additional cleaning heads if, for example, you wear braces. And, of course, the Oral-B Pro 2 2500 is proudly made in Germany to “the highest precision”.
Patented sonic technology drives fluid between the teeth and removes twice more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Well, as we found out, the correct number of plaque reduction in comparison is somewhere around 21% after 3 months of use.
Using the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush feels a lot more gentle than the Oral-B Pro counterpart although you may need a few days to get used to the oscillating head. The built-in timer signals when to move onto the next quadrant of teeth. The Sonicare doesn’t have a pressure sensor because it simply doesn’t need one — it will achieve superb results with less chance of irritating your gums. Also, it doesn’t require separate heads for people with braces. This makes the Sonicare a high-quality electric toothbrush which covers all your toothbrushing needs in one simple setup.
DISCLAIMER: This article aims to be a balanced review of dental products to help you decide which one is best for you. If you have any questions please call the practice on 01323 723757 and we will happily book an appointment with our Dental Hygienist to receive personalised advice on selecting a toothbrush, appropriate brushing techniques and professional maintenance instructions.