Sonic toothbrushes

We have collected 10 facts about sonic toothbrushes.


1. What is a sonic toothbrush?


A sonic toothbrush is an electric toothbrush that, unlike the more familiar rotary brushes that oscillate, has a more elongated head that resembles the commonly known manual toothbrush. In addition, only the bristles move and not the entire brush head. It uses the "bass technique", which experts say is the "golden toothbrushing technique".


2. How does a sonic toothbrush work?


Sonic technology is based on fast, lateral bristle oscillations that deliver a highly effective brushing action through over 30,000 vibrations. The fine bristles of a sonic toothbrush vibrate 100 times faster than a manual toothbrush. Our Eco Vibe 3 even manages up to 40,000 vibrations. These vibrations clean your teeth surfaces and sides thoroughly and gently, helping to remove plaque without irritating your gums. This reduces the likelihood of gingivitis.



3. What are the benefits of a sonic toothbrush?


Many clinical studies show that electric toothbrushing is more effective than brushing with a manual toothbrush. And the sonic toothbrush even works without you having to scrub wildly. It's even better if you stop all the usual brushing movements. The movement of the bristles alone cleans the teeth thoroughly. All you have to do is let the happybrush glide along your teeth and it does the work for you.



4. What do I have to consider when using a sonic toothbrush?


With a sonic toothbrush, less is more. A small blob of toothpaste is enough. But please first switch the brush on in your mouth, otherwise this little blob will turn into a huge mess! It is also helpful to spread the toothpaste in your mouth before switching it on, so that it really reaches all your teeth. When the happybrush is switched on, it is enough to run it along the teeth with only a little pressure. It is best to decide on a start and end point, i.e. a "brushing schedule" for the mouth. If the vibrations tickle or confuse you too much at first, you can reduce the brushing time a little to get used to them.



5. Why is a sonic toothbrush a good choice? 


First of all, it's very comfortable for a beginner to reach for a sonic toothbrush because it's simply more reminiscent of the manual brushes you've become accustomed to. The look and feel in the mouth - apart from the initially tickling vibrations - is thus perceived as more normal than that of rotary brushes. Sonic toothbrushes are highly effective and gentle on sensitive areas of the mouth, such as exposed necks of teeth and gums.



6. What is the difference between a sonic and an ultrasonic toothbrush?


Normal sonic toothbrushes work with 30,000 mechanical vibrations per minute, which is far ahead of the 300 movements of a manual toothbrush. Ultrasonic toothbrushes work with invisible, electromagnetically generated ultrasonic vibrations, thus up to 1.6 million pulses per minute are possible. Such a toothbrush only works with the right toothpaste. The toothpaste bursts small bubbles and cleans the teeth.



7. Which toothpaste is good for sonic toothbrushes?


If you've ever tried your hand at toothpaste, you'll have noticed that each one feels different in your mouth. This is due to the different abrasion levels of toothpastes, so sometimes they are made coarser, sometimes less. The easiest way is to stick to specially made toothpastes, such as the one from happybrush. It's gentle on your teeth, goes great with your sonic toothbrush and tastes amazing too.



8. How much does a sonic toothbrush cost?


There is a wide price range for sonic toothbrushes. We sell our happybrush StarterKit for 59,95 Euro and our bundles are around 79,95 Euro, which we consider a fair offer. Most of the time, a comparable sonic toothbrush is priced at more than 75-100 Euros, sometimes you even have to spend more than 200 Euros. This is due to the different suppliers and the functions of the brush. Nevertheless, the price-performance ratio is not always good.



9. How long does the battery of a sonic toothbrush last?


The battery of most sonic toothbrushes now lasts 1-2 weeks, the powerful lithium-ion battery of our happybrush even lasts up to 6 weeks. So you can take it with you on holiday without having to take the charging station with you. We also recommend that you only put it in the charging station when it is empty.



10. Does a sonic toothbrush work with braces? 


Brushing with a sonic toothbrush is no problem at all, even with braces. The brush head will wear out a little faster than without the braces - instead of three months, the brush head will only last about two - but the teeth will still be clean.


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