Sonicare: How Does it Compare with other Electric Brushes?


Electric toothbrushes have been around for over 50 years. During this time the technology has continually improved to the point that we have a competition between the rotary brushes, like Oral-B, and the sonic brushes by Sonicare. Research seems to confirm that manual toothbrushing alone is inferior to using an electic gadget.


I am fond of the Sonicare. One reason is that Phillips is a really great customer service company. Also, the brush combines fluid dynamic cleansing with the mechanical cleansing for a better clean. These fluid dynamics will disrupt colonies of plaque and flush out toxins.


The National Institute of Health published a paper showing that the Sonicare gives the best results with decreased gum inflammation and improved periodontal pocket depth.


Sonicare has several different models with different features. If you have health issues there is a model with an ultrasonic cleaner similar to what is available for electric shavers. There are also child models.

The key point to keep in mind is that electric is better than just mechanical brushing with flossing.