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How to brush your teeth with an electric brush


Important! The sound brushing technique differs from brushing with a conventional manual brush. The use of sonic brushes does not require the skills necessary when using manual (conventional) toothbrushes. No need to rub or press the nozzle to the teeth, it is enough to lightly touch the surface of the teeth.
Teeth cleaning is not just due to mechanical sweeping, but under the influence of sound vibrations, making the cleaning procedure more gentle and gentle. CS Medica electric brushes with sound technology gently cleanse plaque without damaging tooth enamel. The villi, performing micromotion with sound frequency, carefully massage the gums, thereby enhancing the microcirculation of the blood, which is a good prevention of periodontitis and periodontal disease.

Tooth brushing rules:

brush your teeth 2 times a day

rinse your mouth with water after eating

Do not bite your teeth with nuts, candies, etc.

change brush (nozzle) every 2-3 months

visit the dentist 2 times a year

These simple rules will help keep your teeth healthy!

Proper tooth brushing: Tooth surface and occlusal surface: During brushing, keep the bristles at an angle of 90 ° to the tooth surface. Boundary between teeth and gum: During brushing, hold the bristles at an angle of 45 ° to the tooth surface.

Dampen the brush with water and squeeze a little toothpaste onto it. After that, insert the brush into the oral cavity.

Turn on the power by pressing the On / Off button.

Select the desired mode.

Carefully touch the teeth and gums with bristles, slowly moving the brush head over the teeth in a horizontal direction, sequentially brushing the entire surface of the teeth.

An intermediate timer every 30 seconds will help to evenly clean all areas of the oral cavity. 30 seconds are enough to clean one quadrant of the dentition. After 2 minutes, the brush will automatically turn off. If necessary, the cleaning procedure can be continued by turning the brush power back on.

Rinse the brush head under running water.

Toothbrush charge

Electric brushes, depending on the power source, belong to one of two types:

  • battery-powered (or battery-powered brush),
  • rechargeable (brush with recharge).

In any case, for intended use, the brush must have enough charge in it.

With a battery-powered gadget, the situation is simple: periodically enough, as the battery "sits down", replace it.

You can do this in a matter of seconds if you have an AA battery in stock at home.

The battery brush must be charged in advance, how to do it - it is described in detail in the instructions. The exact charging time depends on the manufacturer and / or the specific model, on average it takes 12 hours. You can control the completeness of the charge by the state of the indicator on the brush.

Devices manufactured by well-known manufacturers (Braun, Oral-B, and many others) can be kept at the charging station all the time until they are used, however, as a rule, it is not very convenient to constantly keep the brush plugged into the outlet in the bathroom. The best option is to fully charge the device once a week.

Wetting and applying paste

The bristles of the brush immediately before use are moistened with water and apply the right amount of toothpaste, while the paste can be any, but it is important not to overdo the amount.

A pea-sized ball (that is, approximately 5 mm in diameter) is enough to clean the entire oral cavity.

If you take more paste, then the electric brush can whip excessively abundant foam, which interferes with normal cleaning.

The process of brushing your teeth does not require special pressure, on the contrary, constant pressing is harmful to tooth enamel, since even the most low-power models make about 4000 revolutions per minute. It is enough to choose the desired mode: maximum or gentle cleaning.

Some modern models of brushes are equipped with a sensor that controls the force of pressing, and a timer showing the time it takes to clean a segment of the dentition. Electronic "smart" brushes are much more convenient to use, although quite expensive: their price starts from 7-10 thousand rubles.

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Outside cleaning

The first step in brushing your teeth with an electric brush is cleaning from the outside.

You can start with the upper jaw, or you can start with the lower jaw, it does not matter.

In this case, the brushing head must be slowly (lingering on one tooth literally 1-2 seconds) moved from one tooth to another.

It is not necessary to make any movements, since the brush head is already programmed for the desired rotation method.

Tooth brushing

After the teeth are cleaned outside, the next step is to clean their inner surface. The technique here is the same as for the outside - a slow advance from tooth to tooth. In order to clean the front teeth from the inside, turn the brush vertically.

When cleaning, we must strive to brush went all over the tooth, reaching the gums.

Chewing teeth

It is necessary to pay maximum attention to the cleaning of chewing teeth, since it is they who are most at risk of developing caries and pulpitis.

To clean the surface of the chewing teeth should be thoroughly, from all sides.

Brush position

  • horizontal - during the cleaning of the outer, inner and chewing surfaces,
  • vertical - during the brushing of the central teeth.

In the simplest and, accordingly, inexpensive models of electric brushes, the cleaning nozzle is rotated in only one direction.

The brushes are more modern and more expensive using modern technologies 2D (cleaning by reciprocating movements) or 3D (simultaneous ripple is added to the movements).

The last two types of brushes best brush your teeth both inside and out, remove even plaque that no toothpastes can handle.

Gum cleaning

Gum cleansing is possible in the following two ways:

  • the brush is used off
  • the use of a special nozzle for massage and gum cleaning (if available with the electric brush).


  • weak gums, the presence of inflammatory diseases (periodontitis, gingivitis, etc.),
  • any acute inflammatory processes in the oral cavity,
  • low density, increased abrasion of tooth enamel,
  • the presence of wedge-shaped defects or white spots on the enamel,
  • the presence of dentures, crowns, implants (the use of an electric brush - especially cheap models not tested by "Chinese" manufacturers - can significantly reduce the life of any orthopedic structures),
  • with caution, this device should be used during pregnancy and for people with heart diseases.

In any case, it is advisable to consult a dentist before using an electric brush, and it is better if it is a doctor who is constantly watching you.

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It is advisable for any person using an electric brush to periodically (at least 1-2 times a week) alternate it with a regular brush. This is recommended by dentists primarily to reduce the load on the enamel.

So, electric toothbrushes greatly simplify the process of brushing your teeth, save time on this daily routine process, and their competent use significantly improves the appearance of the teeth and prolongs their natural life.