10 Tips For Brushing Teeth, Function and Choice of Electric Toothbrush

Date:2021-12-23 16:17

Which - Manual Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush - A Question of Faith?

One thing in advance - with the right technique, the recommended brushing result is achieved with both types of toothbrushes. The opposite is equally true. Poor brushing technique cannot be compensated by modern electric toothbrushes.
What speaks for the modern electric toothbrush is that handling is somewhat easier and small built-in "helpers" such as signals for the correct brushing time or for the correct contact pressure guide the way to the desired brushing result.

Electric Toothbrush Function - Application - Choose

How does an electric toothbrush work?

The brush head of an electric toothbrush oscillates several thousand times a minute, thus cleaning the teeth more intensively in the same period of time than a manual toothbrush. Because it usually has a smaller brush head, it must be brushed "tooth by tooth," which takes more time than a manual toothbrush. However, the electric toothbrush provides the correct brushing motions on its own. Therefore, you only need to focus on the correct application. This makes brushing more convenient overall, brings advantages in terms of thoroughness and reduces the likelihood of brushing damage.

According to practical experience, oral hygiene improves noticeably when switching to an electric toothbrush with the right education or training.

How is an electric toothbrush used?

You place the brush head at the gumline and move it over the tooth starting from the gum. This is repeated for each tooth - start at the gum line and move it over the entire tooth. This will also ensure that the area at the gumline and the space between the teeth are cleaned as well as possible.
In this way, the electric toothbrush is only placed by the brusher and all other movements of the brusher are only to reach the areas to be cleaned. The electric toothbrush makes the right brushing movement by itself. Just as with a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush should never be used to scrub. Even with an electric toothbrush, it is important to pay attention to the often forgotten last tooth, including the back of it. Even though the brush head of an electric toothbrush oscillates several thousand times per minute, you should invest at least two minutes each morning and evening to get your teeth thoroughly clean.

For whom are electric toothbrushes particularly recommended?

Electric toothbrushes automatically make the correct brushing movements, which is why they are particularly recommended for anyone whose toothbrushing skills are either limited or not yet fully developed. This makes electric toothbrushes particularly suitable for both older people and children. Electric toothbrushes can alleviate any limitations in fine motor skills due to their inherent mobility.
For children, age-appropriate electric toothbrushes with smaller brush heads and delicate handles are available in stores.

10 Tips For Toothbrushes

What To Consider When Handling, Choosing, Etc. To Note


25 - 35 mm brush field and smaller head - are characterized by handiness and reaching all places in the mouth - even the back of the molars.


Are effective and at the same time there is less risk of abrasion and injury due to excessive pressing.


Soft toothbrushes are recommended for this purpose


Never buy a hard toothbrush, it increases the risk of injury to gums and teeth.


At least every 8-10 weeks! According to the motto new brooms sweep well, new toothbrush bristles not only provide better cleaning results, but bacteria also accumulate between the bristles. When the bristles start to bend apart, it is high time to change them.


After a survived cold or flu, because on the old toothbrush are usually still the pathogens.


Rinse the toothbrush properly under hot water and place it upside down for faster drying of the bristles. This will prevent bacteria and germs from multiplying as quickly as on damp bristles.


NO natural bristles: rounded plastic bristles are gentler on teeth and gums and more hygienic. This is because natural bristles are sharp-edged at the ends and have a small hollow channel in which bacteria become trapped.


Should be shaped so that all teeth can be easily reached and cleaned and the brush fits comfortably in your hand.


Is the decisive point for the desired brushing result.

Choice of Toothbrush

The decisive factor is one's own requirements and brushing habits

The most important thing is to find a toothbrush that suits your own needs and brushing habits. Since the Choose of toothbrushes is quite large, you will find a few points of reference on which, according to product testers, should be paid attention when buying an electric toothbrush:
  • Convenience / thoroughness - handiness, use in hard-to-reach places.
  • Handling - instructions for use, cleaning of the device, standing and lying stability.
  • Brushing time signal - integrated timer indicates when the two minutes are up
  • Running costs - the purchase price is less important than the cost of regular replacement of the brush heads - at least every 8-10 weeks
  • Long battery life an advantage - saves annoying unexpected recharging time
  • Durability/environmental properties - stand-by power consumption
Regarding the question of whether an oscillating-rotating, pulsating or sonic toothbrush should rather be used, there are no clear statements about the better cleaning technique according to product testers. With an "oscillating-rotating" toothbrush (round-headed brush), each individual tooth must be cleaned. Due to the elongated head, sonic toothbrushes clean more surface area at once.
According to studies and experts, many recommend an electric toothbrush with an integrated brushing time signal. Tests showed that many believe the recommended two minutes to brush, but in reality it was less than one minute. Timers and also apps can help with this.
You should make your purchase decision based on your individual brushing behavior. The dental prophylaxis experts in particular can help you here. They not only know the best-known brands of electric toothbrushes, such as Philips Sonicare, Oral-B by Braun or Edel+White, but can also have different versions tested as part of the training for the therapy-oriented dental prophylaxis program.

Electric Toothbrushes - Types & Functionality

There are three main types of electric toothbrushes:

  • rotating electric toothbrush
  • electric sonic toothbrush
  • ultrasonic electric toothbrush
In the classic electric toothbrush, the oscillatingbrush head rotates between 3,000 to 7,500 per minute to remove plaque with the bristles. This is the oldest form of electric toothbrush.
The sonic electric toothbrush uses sonic technology to achieve between 30,000 to 40,000 reciprocating movements per minute to keep teeth and gums healthy and clean. The most advanced technology is the ultrasonic electric toothbrush. This uses ultrasonic electromagnetic vibrations instead of high-frequency mechanical vibrations like sonic toothbrushes. This allows up to 1.6 million pulses per second.
Compared to manual toothbrushing, these are very impressive figures. Manual dental care generates approximately 250 to 350 movements per minute. Within the two minutes of recommended brushing time, your teeth therefore come into contact with the manual toothbrush approximately 600 times.

As a professional manufacturer of electric toothbrush and oral irrigator / water flosser, Shenzhen Relish provides various types of electric toothbrush wholesale and OEM customized services. You can also wholesale water flosser from Relish at factory price. We can provide you highly competitive prices and look forward to working with you.

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