3 Reasons to Consider an Ultrasonic Toothbrush

The type of toothbrush you use is going to make a significant impact on your oral health. These days, you have the choice between a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush. Sonic toothbrushes are a type of electric toothbrush that move their bristles much faster than most electric options. 

The most recent option to join your list of potential toothbrushes is the ultrasonic toothbrush. These produce ultrasonic waves by creating an incredibly high vibration frequency rate. This means they can make thousands of movements each minute, and it's the resulting vibration that cleans your teeth rather than the back-and-forth brushing action of other toothbrushes. 

Of course, what really matters is how well ultrasonic toothbrushes protect your oral health. Here are just three reasons you might want to consider investing in one.

1. Excellent Plaque Removal

Plaque is the clear film that naturally forms across your teeth and hardens into tartar if not brushed away. All toothbrushes remove plaque to some extent, but ultrasonic toothbrushes are the most effective. This is because their vibrations create fine bubbles from your toothpaste. These are sometimes known as cavitation bubbles. When they collapse, they create enough force to be incredibly effective at breaking up plaque and removing it from your teeth. If your dentist has noted a build-up of plaque in the past, it could be well worth picking up an ultrasonic toothbrush.

2. Great for Hard-to-Reach Areas

Because of the way ultrasonic toothbrushes work, they don't actually need to be in direct contact with a surface in order to clean it. Additionally, they don't need to be moved back and forth like manual toothbrushes. As such, ultrasonic toothbrushes are great at getting at hard-to-reach areas, such as teeth right at the back of your mouth, areas between your teeth and around any fixed orthodontic gear. Since they don't need to be moved as precisely, ultrasonic toothbrushes are also great for older patients and those who suffer from mobility issues.

3. Gentle on Your Teeth and Gums

Ultrasonic toothbrushes are very effective at removing plaque, bacteria and staining compounds, and yet they do all this without placing much pressure on your teeth or gums. After all, unlike other toothbrush options, ultrasonic toothbrushes do not clean your teeth by creating pressure. This means they are much gentler than other options. If you have previously suffered from irritated gums or acute dental sensitivity, an ultrasonic toothbrush might be just the ticket. 

Speak to your dentist to learn more.