Sonic toothbrush against gingivitis and bad breath!
Did you know that probably more than 80% of people over 35 years of age in Germany suffer from gum inflammation or have already been affected by it??
This means that inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) has now become a real “widespread disease. Unfortunately, many people do not really take this problem seriously – but gum inflammation should not be underestimated.
Inflammatory bacteria can spread to the body
In the long run, gingivitis can not only cause periodontitis, but can even become really dangerous for our health and lead to heart attack or stroke.
Because the „inflammatory bacteria“ not only attack the teeth and gums, but can sometimes spread through the bloodstream throughout the body. Especially if the immune system is weak or under attack, this is an additional danger that should not be underestimated.
Gum inflammation is often responsible for bad odors
Unfortunately, gum inflammation can often be smelled, because it very often leads to bad breath. Particularly in the case of very severe gingivitis, it sometimes smells „metallic, musty“ like blood. But the good news is: you can actively do something about it yourself!
The most important thing, of course, is perfect dental hygiene, because the plaque that forms every day consists of countless bacteria that attack the enamel and gums with their secretions (acid).
If no plaque remains on the teeth or in the interdental spaces, no inflammations and the corresponding bad breath can develop. As a preventive measure, you should of course also make regular check-ups with your dentist and have your teeth professionally cleaned 1 – 3 times a year, depending on your needs.
Sonic toothbrush for perfect dental care
Of course, you can also brush with a rotating electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush, they also clean the teeth. The advantage of a sonic toothbrush is, however, that it is particularly gentle on the gums due to its sonic movements to the right and left and perfectly removes plaque. In addition, the pressure on the teeth and gums is much lower with a sonic toothbrush and this is also gentle.
A rotating toothbrush usually “rubs” against the gums and, in my opinion, is not the optimal dental care for sensitive gums. A sonic toothbrush is best suited for people with sensitive or inflamed gums. If the sonic brush then also has a so-called pressure control, you have the best “tool” for clean teeth and healthy gums.
Philips Sonicare ProteciveClean with pressure control
But what is the pressure control good for?? Do not the teeth become cleaner with proper pressure on the toothbrush?? Unfortunately no, quite the opposite. If you brush your teeth with high pressure over a long period of time, so-called lesions (indentations) can develop in the teeth.
The enamel is really “brushed away”. There is also often gum recession, which can lead to exposed necks of teeth. This can be painful, for example with cold, hot, sweet and sour.
A good sonic toothbrush like the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean with pressure control can help prevent this. Because with this toothbrush you can not press too hard, because it slows down or even stops the cleaning process if the pressure is too strong. In addition, the sound of the toothbrush changes, so you can even hear the excessive pressure.