Blog Rotary Electric VS. Sonic Electric

Blog Rotary Electric VS. Sonic Electric

Posted on July 18 2019

Dreaming of that stunning, white smile which will force your friends and family to put their sunglasses on? Then you need to pick up an electric toothbrush today, because dentists agree that it is the best for your oral hygiene. An electric toothbrush is also great if you are suffering from afflictions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. The electric brush does most of the work for you so you do not have to worry about the extra wear and tear on your hands. It is an added benefit that might not immediately come to mind, but it’s definitely another good reason to switch. Now you just need to decide between a sonic and an oscillating toothbrush. However, what brush do you need? The difference between these two types of brushes is straightforward the sonic brush uses a vibration technology to vibrate the plaque loose from your teeth, and an oscillating brush rotates rapidly back and forth to accomplish the same thing. They both do a great job of removing plaque from your teeth and either one is a better choice than the manual toothbrush.

Oscillating Rotary Electric Toothbrushes

Rotating-oscillating electric toothbrushes use a back-and forth-rotating motion and they are for the most part about as fast as 8,000 strokes per minute. Oscillating rotary toothbrushes have bristles, which are usually arranged in a circle on a head, which oscillates back and forth. Other technologies have been incorporated over the years to add to their power. The traditional electric or oscillating brush works by using a constant back-and-forth rotating motion that replaces manual brushstrokes. Not only does this technology do the job of brushing for you, it can perform a lot more brushes in a minute than you could do with your own hand and a manual brush. Thanks to the rotating head, the brush can clean your teeth precisely and it will not put too much pressure on your teeth.  The oscillating/pulsating power toothbrush is effective at plaque removal and improvement of gingival conditions.  Studies may vary, but most suggest that an oscillating toothbrush can remove as much as 100% more plaque from your teeth than your old manual brush. Electric rotating-oscillating toothbrushes come with lower power than sonic toothbrushes, but due to the rotating head, you can find them quite powerful in removing the plaque off your teeth.

Sonic Electric Toothbrushes

Due to the high power of strokes per minute, sonic technology is much more innovative than other electric toothbrushes. The sonic toothbrush is an electric rechargeable device just like the more traditional oscillating electric toothbrush, but that is where the similarities end. The sonic toothbrush head does not rotate to clean your teeth; it uses vibration technology instead. That rapid vibration works the plaque loose from your teeth and is very effective. Like oscillating rotary toothbrushes sonic toothbrushes, have rotating and oscillating features to remove plaque, but they also benefit from moving a lot faster. This extra-fast movement in theory means more plaque removal. In addition, sonic toothbrushes also employ another method, which is to use a technique called ‘fluid dynamics. This is a secondary cleaning action, which reaches far beyond what a mechanical scrubbing motion can achieve. The high frequency and intense vibrational speed of the bristles ‘agitate’ the water and other fluids in the mouth to the extent that its reach extends beyond the actual brush contact points for about 1/8 inch. This means the brushing covers more surface area, even beyond where the bristles can physically reach such as under the gum line and between teeth and bridge work. Because of the added coverage and significantly higher brushing speed, it’s hard not to see sonic brushes as offering an added benefit.

There is a popular misconception that the rotating-oscillating brush head cleans teeth better, because of its movement. Electric rotating-oscillating toothbrushes come with lower power than sonic toothbrushes, but due to the rotating head, you can find them quite powerful in removing the plaque off your teeth. Sonic toothbrushes on the other hand, are considered much more effective thanks to the high level of vibrations they provide. Sonic technology provides a very thorough clean, because not only does it clean the surface of your teeth when it touches it, but also hard to reach areas of your mouth. Sonic pulses create a powerful vibration influencing fluids in your mouth to move into the areas between your teeth and the gum line.

Both sonic toothbrushes and traditional oscillating electric toothbrushes do a fantastic job of keeping your teeth clean. Its simple math any electric toothbrush offers a far superior cleaning experience than your traditional manual brush. In the end, many clinical studies have proven that electric toothbrushes hold an advantage over manual brushing, especially when it comes to removing plaque. Therefore, we have no clear winner, but rather two very proficient options. The decision will have to come down to the individual person on which brushing motion they prefer. Oral care should be simple. Ultimately, it is all about a good brushing technique and regular replacement heads! Fariywill's toothbrushes generate a powerful cleaning action that accelerates plaque removal along the gum line and deep between teeth. As with all our products, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask and we will be more than happy to offer whatever assistance we can. We try to offer this at a fair price with a flexible service. Enjoy!

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