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Electric Toothbrush Ratings: Sonic Vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes have been proven to be better at reducing plaque buildup and delaying gingivitis and periodontal diseases. The toothbrushes are easy to use and most people feel compelled to brush their teeth since they require very minimal effort. Sonic and electric toothbrushes are the two main types of power toothbrushes in the market. These toothbrushes are essentially the same except when it comes to their performance.

Electric Toothbrush Ratings

Both sonic and electric toothbrushes are powered using batteries. However, the difference lies in the number of strokes delivered per minute by the toothbrushes:

1. Electric toothbrushes delivered about 2,000 to 8,000 strokes per minute. Most of them have a timer that you can set the brushing time. You can also adjust the number of strokes per minute that you want delivered.

2. Sonic toothbrushes are superior to electric toothbrushes as they deliver over 30,000 strokes per minute. You can also adjust the number of strokes delivered per minute.

Sonic toothbrushes come at slightly higher prices than electric toothbrushes. The toothbrushes are available at online and retail stores and cost from approximately $50 to $200 depending on the model you choose. There are five main sonic toothbrush models: Essence, HealthWhite, FlexCare, FlexCare+ and Xtreme.

Electric toothbrushes can help people with mobility or dexterity problems take care of their oral health. The toothbrushes are easy to use and provide excellent brushing with minimal effort required from the user.

Flossing With Electric Toothbrushes

Flossing should be done after brushing the teeth for excellent oral hygiene. Sonic toothbrushes have flossing capabilities. You can floss the teeth using your favorite mouthwash and massage the gums to keep them healthy. However, a recommended dental floss thread would achieve the best floss. Your dentist or oral hygienist can recommend the best dental floss to use especially if you have teeth and gum diseases.

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