When used correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions, these brushes can be very efficient at cleaning. There are two main types of power brush; the Electric Toothbrush and the Ultrasonic Toothbrush.
a. Electric Toothbrushes
These have the size and comfort characteristics of a good manual brush and additionally have a powered oscillating and rotating action, which for many people makes the task of effective plaque removal much easier. You are not required to make the small brushing movements; the programmed brush movement does the work for you. But you need to apply the correct pressure and put the brush into all the right places – at the tooth / gum margins.
b. Ultrasonic Toothbrushes
Ultrasonic toothbrushes use a microprocessor to create a sonic brushing frequency of 31,000 gentle brush strokes a minute. The combination of direct bristle contact and “dynamic fluid forces” created by the sonic waves produces a powerful cleaning effect to remove plaque bacteria in the hard to reach places between the teeth and below the gum line.
Our Dental Hygienist will advise you on the best brushing method for you.