Do you use an electric toothbrush? Electric toothbrushes are becoming more popular, but even so, the standard toothbrush is more than likely what you think of when someone says the word “toothbrush.” If you are out of ideas, why not get your loved ones this type of toothbrush? Here are four fun facts about electric toothbrushes.
Welcome to America
Did you know that the electric toothbrush first came to America in the 1960s? Although the first wave came over around the same time the Beatles were first making their name in North America, the first electric toothbrush was invented in Switzerland by a doctor named Philippe Guy Woog. Woog’s toothbrushes reached France, where they were produced by a company called Broxo SA. This company name led to the first electric toothbrush to be sold as the Broxodent.
We are surrounded by so many devices that feature a rechargeable battery that we such technology is just a fact of life for us. But the original electric toothbrushes weren’t designed this way. If you had a Broxodent, you had to plug it into a wall outlet to use it. Today’s modern descendants of the Broxodent can be used multiple times before they need to be charged again.
They Work Faster
Ordinary toothbrushes can only so fast, are only so effective. Luckily, electric toothbrushes pack much more power into the same amount of time you would use a regular toothbrush. In a single minute, your hand can deliver anywhere from 250 to 350 brushing motions. If you brush your teeth for only two or three minutes, then you won’t be able to manage more than 700 brushings. That might seem like a lot, but since an electric toothbrush works faster, you can expect more than 700.
The Power of Bluetooth
We know what you’re thinking: talking about Bluetooth is hilariously appropriate when it comes to brushing your teeth. But some models of electric toothbrush can sync up with an app on your smartphone. This app can then deliver you information how well you brushed, how long you were brushing your teeth, and how much pressure you applied.
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Whether it’s regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and to provide the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube!