My patients often ask me what type of power brushes they should buy for routine oral hygiene to achieve optimum oral health.
There are many types of power brushes on the market today, and the most important thing to keep in mind is the reciprocation/minute the power brush has; i.e. the more the reciprocation/minute a power brush has, the more it has been shown to effectively disrupt plaque and biofilm. A reciprocation of up to 48,000 times per minute is ideal.
Other less important but nice things you might want to consider from a power tooth brush are, if the motor is removable and brush heads interchangeable, so that a family can share the motor, if cost is an issue. Also, some power brushes come with color options, which can interest pediatric patients. If it has options for power mode, lower speed modes can be used for periodontal or gingival massaging. Some power toothbrush manufacturers are including a Bluetooth option, which can be paired with a smart type phone which has video capability. This can help track which areas are receiving more attention from the brusher and remind them to put more care into other areas receiving less attention.
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