How Does a Sonic Toothbrush Work?

Modern innovations in oral care give you many options in how you clean your teeth. There are a variety of toothbrushes available, including manual, electric and sonic. Manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes are popular, but a sonic toothbrush will give you a better clean. How does a sonic toothbrush work and how is it different from a regular manual brush or electric brush? We will answer this question in this guide while revealing some of the best devices for getting a bright, white smile. 

What Is a Sonic Toothbrush? 

A sonic toothbrush is similar to an electric toothbrush. However, it differs in its rate of speed and the way it cleans your teeth and gums. Sonic toothbrushes rotate at a much higher rate than a standard electric brush. This means that two minutes of brushing with a sonic model will give you a more powerful cleaning than standard electric brushes or manual brushes. 

Sonic brushes rotate so quickly that they often create a quiet, audible humming. This is what makes them “sonic” or within the range of frequencies that humans hear. While the rotations are powerful, they are also gentle. This means that nearly anyone can use a sonic toothbrush for a whiter smile and a healthier mouth. 

Get a Better Clean with a Sonic Toothbrush

How Does It Work? 

Like many electric toothbrushes, sonic brushes are powered by a battery. Once you turn it on, the bristles begin rotating at a frequency of tens of thousands of movements per minute. As it shifts from side to side, it still brushes gently. Its vibrations are so rapid that you may hear the quiet hum as you clean your teeth. 

The rapid brushing and pulsing will help to extract the plaque and particles from your teeth and gums. This is part of why sonic brushing goes beyond normal brushing. A higher rate of brush speed also helps water and toothpaste get in between the cracks and crevices of the teeth and gums. This helps to remove remaining plaque and food particles, which helps to prevent tooth decay and cavities. 

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Why Should I Choose Sonic Over Electric? 

By choosing a sonic toothbrush over a standard electric brush, you will clean your teeth more thoroughly than before. It will also be easier to reach the small spaces between your teeth. If you brush properly, you will get a better clean at the gum line. You can also help to avoid gum disease and tooth problems. 

Most sonic brushes have a built-in timer that goes off when two minutes of brushing are complete. Some sonic models also allow you to brush your teeth hands-free. Our GO SMILE sonic toothbrushes include blue light technology that helps to kill mouth bacteria and/or red light therapy that encourages healthy blood circulation in your gums. Sonic products are just as affordable as electric ones. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that powered toothbrushes may even be easier for children to use compared to manual ones.

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How Do I Choose a Sonic Toothbrush? 

Here at GO SMILE, we have a sonic toothbrush for everyone. Find the features you desire for the best brush for your needs. Our sleek Sonic Blue bacteria-killing toothbrush with blue light technology is efficient enough for daily use and compact enough for travel. Take it on the go for a healthier, whiter smile. Clinical trials show that teeth were shades lighter in just three days.

If you are looking for a hands-free toothbrush with sonic power, the BLU Hands-Free Toothbrush & Whitening Device lets you clean and whiten your teeth while doing other things. Sonic rotations help to remove plaque, while a gum massager helps prevent periodontal disease while stimulating healthy blood circulation. Blue light kills bacteria that causes bad breath while accelerating whitening. 

Discover sonic power for the entire family. Our sonic toothbrush for kids looks like a cute animal but has the same effectiveness as a sonic brush for adults. The Baby BLU has both blue light and red light technology. Encourage better oral care for a lifetime while solidifying healthy dental habits. 

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Get a Better Clean with Sonic Technology 

Finish your sonic toothbrush routine with our Glow on the Go blue light device. This innovative product is travel-friendly and makes teeth whiter without gum sensitivity. Get maximum whitening results at a faster speed with a brush tip that can reach between teeth. When you combine whitening power with sonic technology, your teeth will be more beautiful than ever. With options for kids, everyone will have a healthy, white smile.