How The ToothWave is Better Than Other Electric Toothbrushes
Modern toothbrushes have been around since the 1930s. Now, almost a century later, Silk'n is revolutionizing how we view dental hygiene with the ToothWave.
Good Oral Hygiene and the ToothWave
Did you know that poor oral hygiene can affect your overall health? Your oral health is far more important than you might realize. Research shows a strong link between neglecting your dental care routine and diseases that can have permanent, negative effects on your whole body. Brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once a night, is a great start to promote healthy oral hygiene. However, with the advancement of dental technology and introduction of new tools and techniques, there’s so much more you could be doing to reduce your risk of developing oral-related issues, or even diseases.
Luckily, we now have the tools that can clean your teeth better than ever – even at a molecular level. To start, we need to understand why it’s so important to take care of our oral hygiene.
Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is Important
The primary goal of oral hygiene is to prevent plaque buildup that leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, poor oral hygiene has been proven to lead to other diseases that can affect your overall health. Here are five reasons why oral hygiene is important:
- It affects your overall health.
Your mouth serves as a door to the insides of your body. It can also be where the first indications of systemic diseases are apparent. Systemic diseases such as diabetes, often be seen first in the mouth in the form of lesions or other dental problems such as gum infection. People with periodontal disease, any disease that is a result of gum and tooth bone inflammation or infection, are at a greater risk of having heart disease. Chronic inflammation may cause artery inflammation, as well. Aside from cardiovascular conditions and diabetes, other heath complications caused by poor oral hygiene include:
- Bacterial Pneumonia
- Infective Endocarditis
- Pregnancy Complications
- Low Birth Weight
By practicing good oral hygiene, you can prevent numerous health complications. To ensure your at-home routine is doing a good enough job, it is recommended to visit a dentist every six months.
- It can detect oral disease early on.
Visiting a dentist regularly ensures that your mouth, gums, and teeth are healthy. Some diseases can’t be seen clearly, and only a dentist is able to diagnose certain condition. Thanks to dentists, any underlying issues can be spotted and treated early on, before the problem develops.
- It prevents tooth loss.
Tooth loss is the most common issue that occurs from poor oral hygiene, both in children and adults. Plaque buildup can result in severe tooth decay or gum infections which could, eventually, result in tooth loss. Regular brushing and flossing can help reduce your risk of tooth decay, as you are consistently removing plaque from the surface of the tooth. Although at-home cleaning is mostly effective, your semi-annual visit to the dentist will ensure that any tartar that may have developed is removed.
- It helps your dentist develop an oral treatment plan suited for your needs.
Dental conditions are very different from patient to patient. These dental conditions can be evaluated during your visits to the dentist. From there, your dentist is able to create a dental plan that is unique to your needs. Whether you are self-conscious about your smile or concerned about tooth decay, regular visits to the dentist will ensure that each issue is treated appropriately.
- It gives you a brighter, whiter smile.
Most everyone wants a bright, white, perfectly healthy smile. A smile is one of the first things that people note about someone when they first meet them. For results that will have you grinning from ear to ear, you have to practice good oral hygiene every single day. Keeping your teeth plaque-free and healthy can boost your confidence greatly.
Oral Hygiene Products
In order to improve your already-existing oral healthcare routine or start a new one, there are a few basic products that you need:
- Quality Toothpaste
There are dozens of different brands and types of toothpaste. From sensitive care to plaque removal, there is an option for everyone out there. The first thing you should do is determine that your oral healthcare needs are. Once you’ve evaluated your needs, talked with your dentist, or oral hygienist and determined what you need to fix or improve, you can start shopping.
When buying a new toothpaste, make sure it is ADA approved and contains fluoride. Fluoride is proven to reduce plaque, remove tartar, and clean and protect teeth.
- Dental floss
Dental floss allows you to clean the area that a toothbrush can’t reach. By using dental floss once a day, you’re able to effectively remove plaque from in-between your teeth and along the gumline. Often times, this important step is neglected. This can lead to gum disease pretty quickly. If you’re unable to fit regular floss between your teeth with ease, try a thinner floss or dental tape. For those with limited hand dexterity, braces, crowns, or dental implants, try a Waterpik water flosser. There devices use a steady, pressurized stream of water to dislodge any plaque that may be hiding in those hard-to-reach areas.
Often overlooked, mouthwash is not only great for freshening your breath, it also helps to improve your overall oral hygiene. The benefits of fluoride in toothpaste also apply to mouthwash, as there a tons of fluoride-containing mouthwash options on the market. There are also lots of antiplaque, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-gingivitis options on the market that are highly recommended for everyday use.
Oral Hygiene Tools
Bettering or maintaining your oral health begins with the basics – a good toothbrush. The right toothbrush can completely change your oral health, and the wrong one can be just as bad as not using one at all.
The first modern toothbrush was manufacture in 1938. This is what we know today to be the “manual toothbrush.” Since then, technological advancements have given us the gift of the electric toothbrush. While manual toothbrushes are cheap, easy to use, and available almost anywhere, electric toothbrushes are proven to be better for your oral health. The first electric toothbrush was invented in the 1960s, and it has been continually developing since then.
Currently, there are two main types of toothbrushes to consider:
1.) Oscillating toothbrushes can come in three varieties: a standard power toothbrush, a sonic toothbrush, and an ultrasonic toothbrush. The difference between the three is dependent on how high of a speed the head rotates at. Oscillating toothbrushes commonly have a round brush head and can rotate at speeds anywhere from 2,500 to 7,500 brushes per minute.
2.) On the other hand, sonic toothbrushes look more like a traditional brush head and can vibrate at a frequency of up to 60,000 brushes per minute. Whether you prefer one over the other is completely up to your own personal preference. Dentists recommend both options for a deep professional-quality clean.
Some benefits of traditional electric toothbrushes are:
- An electric toothbrush keeps your teeth, gums, and tongue cleaner and healthier. Most people who use a manual toothbrush still aren’t brushing their teeth correctly. Electric toothbrushes are designed to making brushing easier and more effective. The bristles are designed to provide a deeper and better clean.
- An electric toothbrush makes for longer, more thorough teeth brushing. Most manual toothbrush users aren’t brushing for the recommended full two minutes. With most electric toothbrushes, built-in timers indicate when it’s time to move on to a new section and will automatically shut off after two minutes.
- An electric toothbrush does the work for you. Instead of manually brushing in circular motions, the brush heads automatically move in a way that provides a deep clean for every tooth.
- An electric toothbrush is a great way to fight gingivitis and gum disease. It can reach those hard-to-reach spots that might have been missed with a manual toothbrush. With an electric toothbrush, you’re not only brushing longer but also smarter.
- An electric toothbrush can help get rid of bad breath. Bad breath is a symptom of plaque buildup that is hidden in between your teeth and along your gumline. By using an electric toothbrush and flossing regularly, you’re reducing the risk of developing bad breath.
The Future of Toothbrushes
Oscillating and sonic toothbrushes have been the only types of electric toothbrushes for a while, until now. What if you could improve the appearance of your teeth while also removing plaque and tartar buildup, all in one step?
Silk’n has recently introduced the world to the ToothWave, an innovative way to brush your teeth and improve your oral health at a molecular level. Manual and traditional electric toothbrushes effectively remove plaque on the surface of the teeth, but do little for anything past the tooth’s surface. The ToothWave offers a deeper clean than ever before. Equipped with brand-new DentalRF technology, this toothbrush reduces existing tartar and deep discolouration with the ease of brushing your teeth as normal. DentalRF technology uses mild Radiofrequency waves to break the molecular bonds that are made with the tooth that causes discolouration, stains, and tartar on the tooth.
The ToothWave features a bristle-filled head that gently removes plaque from the surface of the tooth, much like any other electric toothbrush. What sets it apart is its DentalRF technology. It is the first of its kind that has been made available to the public and is certified for daily use. One device can now do everything an electric toothbrush can and more.
Learn more about the new ToothWave toothbrush.
How Does the ToothWave Compare to Other Electric Toothbrushes on the Market?
Silk’n created a one-of-a-kind teeth cleaning tool when they designed the ToothWave. Nothing on the market currently offers the same DentalRF technology in the way the ToothWave does. While this tool has many pros, it does have one con: its price. The ToothWave currently retails for $349 Canadian dollars. That’s a hefty price tag. At first glance, spending over $300 for a toothbrush may seem like a bit much, however, there are tons of electric toothbrushes priced similarly that offer way less for your oral health.
To compare the ToothWave to other similarly priced electric toothbrushes, here is a brief overview of a few popular toothbrushes on the market and how they compare to the ToothWave.
- Oral-B iO Series 9 ($379 CAD)
This Oral-B model is generally easy to use. It offers a thorough clean, quiet settings, and comes with an app that gives you real-time feedback of each use. It has all the standard elements included in a high-end electric toothbrush: a pressure sensor, an automatic shut-off timer, and multiple brush settings. What really draws people in is the added smartphone app that connects to the brush to provide information about the toothbrush and its uses. The app will let you know which part of your mouth you’re currently cleaning, when to switch sections, allow you to record any problems such as gum pain, and encourages daily brushing with Fitbit-style badges and awards. The downside to this toothbrush is that it is very expensive at first, and replacing the brush heads is also pretty expensive.
The Oral-B iO Series 9 comes with a fun app, but other than that, it’s a pretty standard toothbrush. It has oscillating bristles (which can be good, depending on your personal preference) and effectively promotes a thorough clean each time.
- Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige ($349 CAD)
Much like the Oral-B iO Series 9, this high-end toothbrush’s main feature is a mobile app that accompanies the brush. You can tailor the app to your exact preferences to where you have a perfect clean and only have to focus on turning the brush on. The app provides real-time assistance and can even determine the angle of the brush in order to use the brush to its best capabilities. This toothbrush is a sonic electric toothbrush, so it would be closer in feel to the ToothWave than the Oral-B option. The Phillips Sonicare 9900 Prestige has a sleek, thin design and travelling case, making it perfect for travel and easy to store for everyday use.
- APA Clean Sonic Toothbrush ($240)
This toothbrush is also a sonic toothbrush, delivering 40,000 vibrations per minute. While this isn’t as many as other high-end sonic toothbrushes, it was designed this way in order to prevent enamel damage. It features three cleaning modes, a timer, and multi-purpose brush heads. Its brush heads use whitening bristles that are designed to remove stains while brushing. It also features a massage setting which is great for gentle gum stimulation.
When comparing the Silk’n ToothWave to other electric toothbrushes, it’s important to note the one key difference between the two: DentalRF technology. Any high-end toothbrush can offer a great clean at a surface level, but only the ToothWave can target stains, tartar, and discolouration at a molecular level.
Invest in Your Oral Hygiene
Oral hygiene is far more important than preventing bad breath and discolouration. Good oral hygiene can prevent and reduce signs of more serious conditions in the body. By taking care of your dental health, you are improving your overall health as well. Toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss are all essential elements to maintaining good oral health. So is a good toothbrush.
Knowing the importance of good oral hygiene, it is highly important to invest in a great quality toothbrush that can offer you more than just a surface-level clean. With technology evolving, oral care is the most advanced it has ever been.
The ToothWave is the newest, most efficient way to prioritize your oral health, so invest in your teeth and gums, and your body will thank you in the long run.