It's hard to believe user-error could be problem with a tool a simple as a manual toothbrush. Fact is millions of people who think they're taking great care of their teeth actually brush incorrectly. Typical mistakes include using the wrong motion, brushing too hard and not brushing long enough. Sonicare makes it easier to brush correctly by automating virtually the entire process.
Some of the features that make a Sonicare toothbrush so effective at improving oral hygiene include:
More Brushstrokes Per Minute -- A Sonicare toothbrush generates between 30,000 and 40,000 brush strokes per minute, according to WebMD. Standard electric toothbrushes only produce 3,000 to 7,500 brush strokes per minute. The best you can hope for with a manual toothbrush is about 300 strokes. Despite their high brush stroke, Sonicare brand toothbrushes are gentle enough to use on sensitive teeth.
Patented Plaque-Removal Sonic Technology -- The cleaning action of a Sonicare brush head is specially designed to remove plaque by whipping your toothpaste and saliva into an oxygen-rich foamy liquid. Sonicare then directs the fluid between your teeth and below your gum line where plaque bacterial grows. A Stanford University clinical study shows that this effect, called fluid dynamics, is able to remove plaque without the brush head making direct contact with your teeth.
Perfect Brushing Motion -- The patented bristles in Sonicare brush heads are designed to rotate in the back-and-forth motion recommended by dentists. This ensures a perfect brushing motion every time.
Gentle Massaging Action -- The massaging action of Sonicare brand toothbrushes improves gum health by stimulating blood circulation as it dislodges plaque at the gumline. Many people using Sonicare toothbrushes notice an improvement in their gum health in as little as two weeks. Brushing with a Philips Sonicare toothbrush can have a major impact on your overall health because of its effectiveness in fighting plaque. Research shows that dental plaque has been linked to conditions ranging from heart attack to diabetes.
Perfect Timing Every Time -- Sonicare brand toothbrushes feature SmartimerTM technology -- innovative built-in timers which automatically let you know just how long you need to brush. Philips Sonicare has removed the error factor from brushing your teeth.