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Product Review: Do You Have the Patience For An Ultrasound Tooth Brush?

  By Sobiya N. Moghul  posted May 27th 2013 at 6:30AM IN | Avg Rating
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Pros:

An ultrasonic device that can be safely used at home for superior oral hygiene and prophylaxis (prevention of diseases)

Cons:

An expensive and time consuming electronic tooth brush that needs high level of patience.

Bottomline:

Emmi-dent is a toothbrush for the health aficionados of the 21st century. One can buy a fancy phone in the price for this tooth brush! The question is the Indian user willing to shell that much money on a tooth brush. Emmi-dent is not just a toothbrush but gentle, frictionless cleaning with ultrasound. Unlike conventional brushing, this is completely non abrasive.

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 Oral Health: Do Have the Patience For An Ultrasound Tooth Brush ?

 

Emmi Dent toothbrush comes with a smart chip in the brush head which delivers true ultrasound at 96 million oscillations per minute the brush enables gentle cleaning of the teeth with motionless cleaning. The ultrasound combines with nano bubble toothpaste to clean up to 12 mm beneath the surface where no bristles can reach. So no rubbing! No scrubbing! Indians rub and scrub the brush fiercely to try and make their teeth sparkling clean.

When presented with this drumstick-size electronic brush for a review, my first thought was – “Am I putting it in my mouth for sure?”  First you need to charge the brush for at least 6-7 hours so that you can use it for the next few days. There is a special nano bubble toothpaste that comes along in the toothbrush kit.


The moment you switch the tooth brush on, it reminds you of your dentist and his drilling machine. You cannot do anything about it though, all you have to do is keep the brush stationary on your teeth and let ultrasound do the cleaning. Count till ten and then move ahead. The whole process takes almost 4-5 minutes of your morning/ evening. All you need is a lot of patience. But the end result is good. You feel fresh and the extra TLC that you give your teeth seems justifiable. All you need to use this ultrasound tooth brush is TIME! But after a week of usage, I started missing my old tooth brush.

I had a lot of questions about this expensive device (which I carefully placed in my special closet with its price tag). Emmi Dent experts help wash the foam off my queries:


How is Emmi dent different from a sonic brush? What is the difference between electric, sonic and ultrasonic tooth brushes?
 

Electric and sonic toothbrushes work mechanically. They are rubbing small particles with abrasive materials carried inside the toothpaste against the enamel. The abrasion is specified with the so-called RDA value; smaller values are better. Typical toothpastes have a RDA value of 70–130. These brushes operate with a mechanical vibration, rotation or swing of 20,000-30,000 vibrations per minute.

 Oral Health: Do Have the Patience For An Ultrasound Tooth Brush ?


Why should one buy a Rs 9,000 brush if end result is the same when brushed for 2-3 minutes with a ordinary Rs50 brush?

 
Mechanical toothbrushes do not achieve the same result or deliver the benefits of Emmi-dent. Existing toothbrushes (e.g. manual brushes, electrical brushes, sonic brushes) work mechanically by brushing bristles against the enamel (we call this macro-cleaning). Emmi-dent works without any motion and rather by ultrasound (we call this micro-cleaning, because the ultrasound and the nano-bubbles of our toothpaste reach areas and clean where no bristle could ever reach).
 
Manual, electric and sonic toothbrushes clean only where the bristles reach. They have to apply abrasive toothpastes. By contrast, Emmi-dent’s ultrasound cleans everywhere, even in places where dental floss cannot reach. Ultrasound cleans much more thoroughly than toothbrushes with brushes, and it cleans even deep inside fissures and gum pockets.
 
 
What about people who have implants? Does Emmi dent wok for them as well?
 
Yes absolutely. With implants, there are two major problems: First, cleaning the teeth in the first 4-6 weeks after placing the implants is impossible with regular brushes because of infections and irritations. Cleaning the teeth with Emmi-dent ultrasound is possible even right after setting the implants.

The second major problem with implants is the so-called micro-gap, a small gap remaining between the implant, abutment and crown. Normally the gap is very small. Through this gap dirt and bacteria may enter and lead to suppuration. Bacteria quickly multiply and create bacterial colonies. Only through ultrasonic micro-cleaning can one kill these bacterial colonies and remove them safely.We also have a special brush head for people with braces making it easy for them to clean their teeth.

I am sure it cleans the teeth of bacteria but I don’t think it gives you whiter teeth. Do you agree?

It is a fact that Emmi-dent does give you whiter teeth and removes stains from coffee, smoking, etc. We have many users, world wide and in India, who have confirmed this. However, it will not give you artificially white teeth as with cosmetic procedures. Emmi-dent returns the natural white colour of teeth.
 
Is ultrasound dangerous?   


No, the ultrasonic waves from Emmi-dent are absolutely safe.
Ultrasound has a multi-decade history in medicine for various purposes. It is harmless. The ultrasound used in the Emmi-dent uses only 0.2 watts. Medical research has shown that ultrasound up to 50 watts is not harmful to the human body. It also poses no harm to anyone with a pacemaker.

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