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Facts About Electric Toothbrushes

16 Jul 2018
July 16, 2018

A gift of modern science and technology, electric toothbrushes are designed to make the process of dental cleaning easier as well as more efficient. They are also designed to enhance oral hygiene and to ensure less human effort. They have come a long way since they were first invented in the 1950s, so let us know some great facts about electric toothbrushes.

The electric toothbrush was first introduced in Switzerland by Dr Phillippe Guy Woog, who manufactured them in collaboration with the company Broxo. The product was called Broxodent, with many people still referring to electric toothbrushes as Broxodent. It was first introduced in the United States in the 1960s by the company Squibb. Later on, other companies also started manufacturing electrical toothbrushes.

The first electrical toothbrush was powered using mains voltage and was connected using wires and plugs. While the first battery-powered toothbrush was introduced in the late 60s, it was unreliable and did not provide much cleaning power as provided by the wired counterparts. But then, due to stringent regulations regarding the use of powered high voltage electronic devices in the bathroom in the 80s and 90s as well as further research and development which made battery operated toothbrushes more reliable, they started to gain more market share while the wired electrical toothbrushes started to lose credence. Today, all modern electrical toothbrushes are powered using efficient batteries which provide optimal cleaning while ensuring safety from electrical shocks. They are portable, lightweight as well as each to carry and clean.

The first electric toothbrushes were designed for those people who had limited movements in their arms as well as for those who had recently underwent dental surgery. But they gained relevance owing to their precise and efficient operation in ensuring that proper oral hygiene measures are maintained, and thus are highly recommended by dentists today. This is due to the fact that the motions provided by electrical toothbrushes are of a far higher rate when compared to manual toothbrushes operated by hand.

Unlike manual toothbrushes, electrical toothbrushes have a variety of features which ensure that they provide the best value to their users. Almost every electrical toothbrush sold in the market today come with switches designed to provide varying intensity levels for comfortable oral cleaning. They also come with pressure sensors that measures the force being exerted by the user on the teeth and warns them if they are exerting too much force as it leads to teeth and gum damage. Some toothbrushes also have screens or lights to display battery level and other important information, while timers ensure that people do not over brush their teeth outside of the specified time limit. Some toothbrushes even have Bluetooth capabilities which means they can synchronize with your phone and provide you statistics about your teeth condition as well as your brushing skills. These “smart” toothbrushes make the brushing experience far more pleasant for the user as well as give them insights on how they could improve their oral health in a convenient manner.

The team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry are well equipped to deal with any and every dental complication and queries of their patients. Their caring and professional team ensure full support to their patients while providing them best in class treatment.

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