When faced with the choice of a toothbrush, electric models are a more expensive option than traditional ones but with interesting extras for oral health. However, its technical data sheet and options can make it difficult for us to choose the most suitable one.
We propose a shopping guide with tips, features to look at and a selection of recommended electric toothbrush models classified by price so that, if you want, you can switch to the electric toothbrush.
When you go to buy a new toothbrush, the first question that may arise is whether it is better to choose an electric or manual brush. Using them correctly, there are really no big differences between using one or the other.
The most comprehensive study to date, published in 2005 and collected by Cochrane , concludes that only rotation / oscillation models turn out to be somewhat better than manual brushing in removing plaque and reducing gum inflation . But in the long term, there is no evidence that using an electric toothbrush improves dental health.
The benefits of using an electric toothbrush thus have to do with comfort rather than efficiency. And not in all electric brushes we find these advantages. For example, those with pressure sensors prevent us from damaging the gums or enamel by excessive pressure.
In general, the advantages of using an electric toothbrush over a manual brush are associated with factors not directly related to technology. They are basically those referred to the time of use and the least fatigue . That it is an electric model with a timer helps us to comply with the brushing time recommended by the WHO, thanks both to the inclusion of timers (motivation) and because people tire less and therefore the task is more comfortable.
If you have decided to buy an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth, it is time to decide on the best model with which to effectively take advantage of manual brushing. Among these advantages are the possibility of exchanging heads depending on what we want to achieve as well as enhancing a certain type of dental cleaning.
Now, not all electric toothbrushes are the same. Make sure you choose the most suitable one correctly. Here are shopping tips and what to look for when buying an electric toothbrush .
Within the category of electric brushes we can differentiate two types according to the technology used: rotating rotary brushes and sonic / ultrasonic brushes . The main difference is in how they produce the movement.
The most basic (and cheap) electric brushes basically use the rotary movement of the head , being able to reach speeds of about 5000 movements per minute, much more than if we did it in manual mode. On the other hand, the sonic and ultrasonic models carry out the movements by means of the vibration of the head , which allows it to reach speeds from 30,000 movements per minute.
Within each of these categories of electric brushes we find variations that add more movements and possibilities to the basic ones. There are models where the head or some part of the brush / bristles can move back and forth while rotating or vibrating, as well as going in the same direction as the entire head or in the opposite direction.
Among the two types of electric toothbrushes, there is not one better than the other globally. The rotating / pulsating ones are more effective in eliminating the bacterial plaque, but on the other hand, those of the sound type generate an interesting indirect cleaning action by broader fluids. The combination of brush technology with the heads will depend on the main objective of your oral cleaning.
In addition to the operating technology, there are a number of characteristics that we can take into account to be successful when buying an electric toothbrush.
The most important is the autonomy and the recharging system . Electric toothbrushes can be battery powered or rechargeable. Among the latter there are different charging systems and bases, both for one and several brushes, travel covers that also charge ... Of course, autonomy is key if we usually go on a trip and do not want to carry everything with us.
Brushing modes are also important . Depending on the models of electric brushes, we can choose different modes of use, some general and others more specific for cleaning gums, tongue or teeth whitening. Then we have the extras in the form of a screen or LED lights for different uses.
Finally, although it does not have to do directly with the operation of the brushes, it is convenient that we take into account the price, variety and type of spare parts of compatible brushes because the useful life of our model and its possibilities of use will depend on it.
Sensors, connectivity and advanced functions are the stars of the most complete models. With these functions we can from monitoring to customizing the brush, both in brushing modes or programs and even in the color of some lights that they include.
The most outstanding functions in the electric brushes on the market are:
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