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Why You Might Want To Use A Sonic Toothbrush After having Dental Implants

Whether you decide to undergo surgery for dental implants in Richmond or indeed anywhere else in the country you’ll be told that the implantation process is only as good as the oral care your teeth receive after the event. In other words, you can have the best surgeon in the world fit the very best implants, but if you don’t look after them properly, then that’s when problems can develop, which can eventually lead to implant failure. If this is the case then chances are that it’s not only going to be time consuming as the implant will have to be replaced requiring more surgery, but also extremely costly. For this reason this is why many dental clinics recommend sonic toothbrushes.

So what exactly is a sonic toothbrush?

In essence a sonic toothbrush utilises sonic technology to thoroughly clean your teeth. This is the same vibrating method found in any other conventional electric toothbrush except with modern-day sonic toothbrushes that vibration is super-fast. Rather than the brush head revolving at 2000-6000 brush stokes per minute, a powerful sonic toothbrush can operate well in excess of 30,000 brush strokes per minute. Because of the intense speed, it brings about a secondary cleaning action which normal or electric toothbrushes can’t. This is called agitation.

When a sonic toothbrush is operating at full speed it stimulates saliva that surrounds the teeth. The saliva is then agitated and because of this is able to remove more plaque build-up that sits on the surface of the teeth. This action can occur up to 4mm away from the point where the brush touches the tooth so it works like a ‘ripple effect’. This means that difficult or impossible to reach areas of the mouth can now be cleaned using a sonic toothbrush. These are just some of the reasons why clinics dealing in dental implants in Richmond are more likely to recommend them.

So just how effective can they be?

It would be wrong to suggest that a sonic toothbrush can eliminate 100% of plaque on every one of your teeth, however tests have shown that when a sonic tooth brush was used for just 5 seconds on one tooth it eliminated 95% of plaque build-up. If this is increased to 10 seconds, then you can expect 98% of plaque to be removed. With that information it’s easy to see how a sonic toothbrush really is the perfect tool for your daily cleaning routine and if used correctly, can see your implants lasting a lifetime.

If you’re seeking the very best dental implants in Richmond, then you need to speak to Sheen Dental. Our experienced and highly skilled team of individuals means that we’ve been providing standards of excellence across a wide range of dental disciplines for many years including fitting dental implants. So if you want to find out more about the implant process, how it can help you and how to care for your teeth, post surgery, then contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk.

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