An electric toothbrush is a modern toothbrush which makes quick, independent, automatic, and audible brush movements, either forward-back-and-forth circular oscillation, to brush teeth. A motor makes these movements at sonic speed or in some cases below. One of the advantages of this type of toothbrush over a conventional one is that it can reach places that a conventional brush cannot. The electric toothbrush has gained a reputation as the best way to brush teeth and bring about a more thorough cleaning.
First, let us look at how electric toothbrushes work. The brush head, which may be made of plastic, metal, or some other flexible material, rotates at a fixed speed on the surface of the toothbrush at the end of the bristles. The soft bristles, or raspberries as they are known, catch the dust and debris that may be present on the teeth. A suction cup collects the liquid that is then passed along the brush head to the underbelly of the tooth. The electric toothbrush then uses energy from the batteries, motor, and the magnets to stimulate the brush head to brush each tooth and bring about a thorough cleaning.
There are many brands of electric toothbrushes manufactured today. Some of the most popular include Philips Norelco Oral-B toothbrushes, Oral-B Smartpen, Colgate Total Comfort, Oral-B Traveler, and Aquasana. These brands can be purchased without rechargeable batteries and have good reviews among users. Oral-B has also developed a brush head that is designed to pull the food debris from between the teeth. It is called the Oral-B PowerClean
Parents often wonder which type of electric toothbrush they should buy for their children. While it might seem easy to choose the cheapest one available, it is not always the best. The following are factors parents should consider when purchasing such brushes.
First, it is important to understand that many electric toothbrushes utilize nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride. These types of batteries produce an unpleasant odor when crushed. In fact, some parents fear their babies could develop a taste for the foul-smelling metal. This is why it is best to purchase electric toothbrushes that use rechargeable nickel batteries.
Second, parents must find out the difference between a "slow" and "fast" brush head. Most electric toothbrushes have a fast brush head that runs in about two seconds. This type of brush head is ideal for removing food particles that might be too small to remove with a manual toothbrush. However, this type of brush head can miss small debris and prevent the passage of every tooth. Parents should find out from the manufacturer, if their child needs a brush head that runs faster.
Finally, parents need to consider the cost of electric toothbrushes over regular manual toothbrushes. While a manual brush will last for years, an electric toothbrush usually lasts for just three months. Since disposable electric toothbrushes can be purchased for as little as $3, it is important to compare how much it costs to brush twice per day versus buying a rechargeable battery. Rechargeable batteries can also be recharged multiple times before needing to be replaced.
There are a number of other features to consider when purchasing an electric toothbrush, but these are two of the most important. Other features include the number of speed settings, the cleaning modes available, and the battery life. Using a rechargeable battery with your electric toothbrush can help extend the life of your brush and improve the overall quality of your cleaning. In addition, having Bluetooth connectivity on your brush can allow you to use it wirelessly in places that do not have access to electricity. With all of the options available, purchasing your next electric brush should be a fun and easy experience.