So what does this mean in the context of electric vs. manual toothbrushes? Well, while the average brusher might achieve around 300 strokes per minute using a manual brush, high-end electric options like the Sonicare DiamondCare and Oral-B Pro 7000 series top 30,000+ and 40,000+ strokes per minute, respectively. This increase in strokes means your teeth get much cleaner, much faster, and your brush does a more thorough job with a quarter of the effort.
Formally these are referred to as “micropulse” bristles. Oral-B suggests that they give this head an improved ability (probably due to their relative stiffness) to clean in between teeth and along the gum line.
I rarely write a negative review preferring instead to contact the seller directly. But since I did that in this case and never received a reply I decided it was time to leave a review. I really liked these brushes initially. they are not too hard and not too soft and they have a compact head that really lasts ! The problem is about half of my brushes fit too loosely on the brush base and come off while you’re brushing !! I’ve used an Oral-B for years and have NEVER had that happen before !! As a result I’ve wound up having to throw about half the refills away. A real shame because as I said I do like the brushes.
FlexCare Platinum Connected lets you set daily goals and track your progress. The Sonicare app maintains a running history of your brushing data, so you can easily review your performance. With personalized coaching, tips and alerts from the app, your brushing technique will improve over time. You can even share your progress report with your dental professional.
126. Stenman J, Lundgren J, Wennstrom JL, Ericsson JS, Abrahamsson KH. A single session of motivational interviewing as an additive means to improve adherence in periodontal infection control: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2012;39(10):947–54. pmid:22845421
At the beginning and end of the day, my mind is capable of entertaining only the most basic of tasks. Luckily for those I come into contact with, oral hygiene is something I can take care of on autopilot. Even if you incorporate flossing and rinsing with mouthwash into your regimen, the key activity is a simple one: put paste on stick; put stick in mouth; move stick around. But think of all that data going to waste; you’re not exactly keeping tabs on the precise length of your brushing session when you’re staring, bleary-eyed into the mirror on a Monday morning, now are you? That’s where Oral-B’s SmartSeries, app-connected electric toothbrushes can lend a hand, logging that info for your scrutiny so you can modify your habits accordingly. If that already sounds like a gratuitous feature for a toothbrush to have, then you’re on my wavelength. I’m not against the concept — there are scenarios where I picture an app-compatible toothbrush being somewhat useful — but Oral B’s initial efforts feel like an excuse to tack on a gimmick and make an expensive product even more so.
I tried one of these. Yes, the frequency is traded against amplitude but the movement is so small that when the tip of a bristle is pressed against a tooth it stops moving almost entirely while the shaft of the bristle continues to move.
The theoretical model set forth by Andersen and Davidson (1997)  is an adaptation of the behavioral model created by Andersen and Newman (1973)  for oral health studies. Its precursor proposes that individual determining factors of the use of services are divided into three categories: predisposing, enabling, and self-reported level of the disease.
… disease, tooth loss, oral mucosal lesions and oropharyngeal cancers, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)-related oral disease and orodental trauma are major public health problems worldwide and poor oral health has a profound …
The first was Yale-alum Dr. Daniel Rubinshtein, who works as a cosmetic dentist in New York City. We wanted to get the opinion of a cosmetic dentist because unlike a general dentist who will see many problems before they’ve grown out of control, cosmetic dentists usually are the ones to step in once the damage to teeth has become so severe that full reconstructions are necessary. This includes problems as benign as general coffee/smoke stains all the way up to teeth rotting straight out of their socket. They’ve seen the worst of the worst, which is what makes Dr. Daniel one of the best qualified experts to comment on why electric toothbrushes should be a part of everyone’s daily hygiene regimen to avoid ever having to step foot in his office.
If you have a pacemaker, you should confirm that there are no interactions between electromagnetic devices in your dentist’s office and your pacemaker. Certain machines that a dentist or dental hygienist may use could potentially interact and cause a problem with a pacemaker. Examples include machines used for ultrasound or electrosurgery. The chance of any interaction is very small. You or your dentist should be able to find out about interactions from your physician or from the pacemaker manufacturer. Talk with your physician about possible interactions before visiting the dental office. If there is a chance of interaction, your dentist can take precautions to prevent it.
Great info!!! The head was stuck on mine, so I soaked the head in my heated ultrasonic cleaner until it pulled off normally. A utility knife blade was used to scrape the stainless shaft clean. Now it comes on and off normally.
You scrub food off of your teeth with it and you brush the icky film off of your tongue with it, but then you do no more than rinse it and give it a perfunctory shake to clean it. It’s your toothbrush and cleaning it thoroughly will help you get through this winter’s cold and flu season a little healthier.
All states are required to provide comprehensive dental benefits (including preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services) for all Medicaid-enrolled children, and all states are required to provide comparable dental coverage to children enrolled in CHIP. In contrast, states are not required to provide Medicaid benefits for adults. Among those states that offer dental coverage for adult Medicaid recipients, the benefits are typically limited to emergency coverage. Furthermore, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not likely to change the structure of oral health coverage—particularly for adults. For example, the ACA charges the Secretary of Health and Human Services with defining essential health benefits. While the Act specifies that oral health benefits for children must be included as essential, it does not make the same stipulation for adults. As a result, among adults, publicly funded programs reinforce an artificial separation of oral health from overall health.
In order to separate each model, Philips Sonicare has incorporated a wide range of different features. From USB charging cases to UV sanitizers, there is a wide range of features designed to grab your attention.
Because of the oval shape, the brush takes bigger swipes than the small round heads. Coupled with the complete lack of bristles in the middle and you get a brush head that just doesn’t clean as deeply as the others.
72. Renz A, Ide M, Newton T, Robinson PG, Smith D. Psychological interventions to improve adherence to oral hygiene instructions in adults with periodontal diseases. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;2007(2):Cd005097.
The Ottawa Charter provides a useful framework outlining the five strategic aims of health promotion.52 This framework will now be used to review the available options to reduce oral health inequalities.
A 10-week comparative clinical study, as reported in the American Journal of Dentistry, Dec 2009, found oscillating-rotating toothbrush relatively better than sonic in plaque removal efficacy. However, both toothbrushes showed significant reduction in dental plaque.
The Essence is a relic from a time long ago. Believe it or not the Sonicare Essence was originally released over 10 years ago. While it is no way as pretty or ergonomic as modern day Sonicare Toothbrushes, it can still hold it’s own with the best of them.
Fortunately, there are models that can serve as a basis for developing a core set of oral health competencies for nondental health care professionals. For example, as discussed in Chapter 3, the University of Washington developed and implemented curriculum to train medical students about oral health that has subsequently been endorsed by the American Association of Medical Colleges (Mouradian et al., 2005). The curriculum includes competencies in five general areas: oral public health, dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and oral-systemic interactions. Similar sets of competencies have been developed or proposed for other disciplines (e.g., geriatrics and physician assistants [PAs]) and health issues (e.g., family violence) (Danielsen et al., 2006; Knox and Spivak, 2005; Partnership for Health in Aging, 2008).
PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you’ll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
Electric toothbrushes don’t just sit there; they do everything but shake, rattle, and roll. Brush heads tend to be either sonic (they vibrate side to side) or spinning (they rotate very fast in one direction, then the other, and bristles may pulsate in and out).
The OHCC acknowledges the following HHS operating and staff divisions that contributed to this report: Administration for Community Living, Administration for Children and Families, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office for Civil Rights, Office of Secretary/Office of Minority Health, Office on Women’s Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Other contributing federal agencies included the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Coast Guard, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Health Services Corps.
Kids bring two problems when it comes to brushing teeth. Their small mouths and annoyingly short attention span. If you have ever tried to get your child to brush his or her teeth for the full 2 minutes then you will know just how difficult it can be.
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In addition, the Caring Framework for Oral Health (Figure 13-17) integrates the community into the model by building healthy public policies, creating supportive environments, and strengthening community actions according to the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Community resources and policies are mobilized to meet patient needs. The Caring Framework links community resources and policies promoting wellness with the health system as well as the oral health system. The Oral Health System is part of the Health System in this framework. It supports mechanisms that promote safe, high quality oral health care. The Oral Health System includes the following elements: