The most important part of a home tooth whitening regime is an excellent Electric Toothbrush! Most staining on teeth is extrinsic staining, in other words, it is staining on the enamel surface of the teeth due to adherence of colored material or bacteria to the teeth. These stains are typically caused by tobacco, tea, coffee and wine.
The best and healthiest way to deal with these stains is to remove them, rather than just bleaching them. Secondly it is important to keep your teeth from staining again by thoroughly cleaning them on a very regular basis.
Although it is possible to clean your teeth well with a conventional manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush can be much more effective in cleaning your teeth and removing stains. Most people do not brush and floss as recommended and an electric toothbrush helps users to brush more effectively and to access hard-to-reach areas.
Research shows the stark difference between electric and manual toothbrushes but when electric toothbrushes are compared, the difference is minimal. I think that Sonicare (using high-velocity lateral vibrations) and Oral-B’s rotating-oscillating brushes are some of the best options.
I will discuss just a few very good options if you are looking to acquire an electric toothbrush. Keep in mind that your own personal is important when choosing a toothbrush. Some people may prefer a battery operated toothbrush rather than a rechargeable one. The cost of the toothbrush as well as that of the replacement heads also need to be considered.
Philips Sonicare Flexcare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush (Premium edition 2 pack bundle)
Premium edition 2 pack bundle includes 2 Diamond Clean standard brush heads, 2 Flexcare handles, a compact travel charger, 2 hygienic travel caps, 2 travel cases and a UV Sanitizer! The 3 week battery life makes it ideal for travel.
The patented Sonic Technology gives a great result with little effort from the user. It has 31000 brush strokes per minute that thoroughly cleans teeth and removes debris from hard to reach areas. You will be able to remove staining which a manual toothbrush cannot remove. This toothbrush is also great to improve the health of your gums.
Fortunately the brush is still gentle and can safely be use by people with braces and dental restorations. It has an easy-start feature that gently increases power over the first 12 brushings to ease into using Sonicare. The smart timer will help you to determine how long you should be brushing.
Your teeth should be whiter within a week of using this toothbrush! The DiamondClean bush head gives the best whitening results.
Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush (WP-900)
This comprehensive kit is ideal as it combines a sonic toothbrush and water flosser in order to remove more plaque. It is more effective for improving gum health than a Sonicare Flexcare on its own as it can remove deep plaque deep between teeth and below the gumline where regular flossing and brushing doesn’t reach.
A Premium Hard-Sided Toothbrush Travel case is included and it has a two-minute timer.
- Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush. This is the world’s first toothbrush of its kind with Bluetooth communication between the brush and your smartphone. It gives real-time feedback with the Oral-B app that helps you focusing on the most important areas, tracks habits over time, and provides helpful oral care tips and senses when brushing too hard. It has a CrossAction round brush head with 3D action that oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove plaque.
- Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush. The wireless SmartGuide provides real-time feedback to guide brushing. The Oral-B technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates & rotates to sweep plaque away. It has a floss action to loosen plaque between teeth but it does not replace flossing.
- Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush. This toothbrush removes up to 100% more plaque than an ordinary manual toothbrush. The 3D cleaning sweeps side to side and pulsates to break up debris and remove it. It is rechargeable and has a pressure sensor that stops pulsations if you brush too hard. In the handle is a 30 second timer to let you know when to switch to another area in your mouth.