Gone are the days when all you had for your dental hygiene was a manual toothbrush. Advances in modern dentistry allow you to bring sonic technology from your dentist’s practice into your home to get better plaque control and better oral health. Using an electric toothbrush and water flosser combo can make an amazing difference to your level of dental care. And, the power is literally in your hands every time you brush with an electric toothbrush and use a water flosser or Waterpik.
What Are Sonic Toothbrushes And How Do They Help?
Sonic toothbrushes are specialised electric toothbrushes that make use of sonic waves and ultrasound technology to clean your teeth. In addition to using this technology to vibrate the electric toothbrush to clean your teeth, they also stimulate the salivary glands in your mouth, which increases the amount of saliva you produce, making cleaning more effective.
Using a sonic electric toothbrush ensures you clean your teeth with more brush strokes every minute. This means greater plaque removal and less effort from you.
Electric toothbrushes can now be used with dental hygiene apps too – together the app and sonic electric toothbrushes can alert you to any plaque you may have missed in your morning or bedtime routine.
What Is A Water Flosser Or Waterpik?
A water flosser or Waterpik makes use of jets of water to clean the spaces between your teeth and below your gum line to remove plaque and debris from hard-to-reach spots that the toothbrush head can’t access. A Waterpik is ideal for sensitive gums and for people who struggle with traditional flossing.
If it sounds like it can’t get any easier, you’re wrong!
The technology of a sonic toothbrush and water flosser has been combined into one portable and space-efficient device: a sonic toothbrush and Waterpik combo.
What Are The Benefits Of Using An Electric Toothbrush And Water Flosser Combo?
Get superior plaque removal
Using the Waterpik combo results in more plaque removal and better plaque control. In fact, up to 99% of the plaque can be removed when the device is used as instructed. Plaque and tartar contribute to tooth decay and tooth loss and most patients struggle with keeping their plaque levels under control.
Look after your gum health
The ultrasound from a sonic toothbrush and the soothing jets of water from the water flosser actually massage and stimulate your gums while you clean. Massaging your gums is probably not something you’ve ever even considered when using a manual toothbrush. But the benefit is that it improves circulation in your gums so they stay strong and healthy.
The added plaque control is essential to ward off gum disease, as a water flosser can remove plaque from below your gum line more effectively.
Anyone who has worn orthodontic braces understands the challenges of keeping them clean. Patients with braces need to ensure they maintain an excellent level of dental hygiene, because of the awkward spaces that the brackets and wires create in your mouth. It is a bit of a paradox because wearing the braces makes it really challenging to brush and floss.
The vibrating head of a sonic electric toothbrush does a superior job of removing debris and plaque from tooth surfaces and the orthodontic braces, giving you peace of mind that your oral health is up to standard.
Using the combo water flosser ensures that all debris is rinsed out of your mouth. It also makes sure that the sensitive gums that can develop after your braces have been tightened are soothed and not irritated further.
Cleaning dental implants and restorations
If you have lost teeth due to decay, you probably understand the importance of plaque control very well. Looking after your dental implants means you need to avoid infection and preserve any remaining teeth to the best of your ability. If you have dental crowns or bridgework you probably also know how important it is to protect the supporting or underlying tooth structure from further decay.
And, if your brushing and flossing routine has let you down in the past, using an electric toothbrush and Waterpik is an excellent defence for your future oral health.
The combo is great for kids
New parents go through a lot of stress when they’re teaching toddlers and small children about dental hygiene. While you want your kids to be independent, you also need to make sure that they are looking after their teeth correctly.
It’s overly ambitious to expect a toddler to do a perfect job at removing plaque or flossing – let’s be honest, most adults don’t even know how to do it properly. Plus you know that you can’t over-direct because you’ll turn the teachable moment into a negative experience.
By introducing small children to a sonic electric toothbrush and water flosser you have total peace of mind that the job is done right.
Adding technology into their oral care is also something they will enjoy, and they will be in control of the experience, which is really important for young kids who are stepping into their independence.
How To Use A Sonic Electric Toothbrush Optimally?
Cleaning each tooth, on every surface is essential. Start at one end of your mouth and make your way to the other side cleaning the back, front and bite surface. You can decide if you want to use the water flosser before or after brushing. And, you don’t have to stop using string floss – a Waterpik can be added on as an extra. Don’t forget to brush your tongue either – it can harbour bacteria that contribute to bad breath and plaque build-up.
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What Is a Sonic Toothbrush
Combination Water Flosser and Electric Toothbrush