Considering that humans have been brushing their teeth from as early as 5,000 years ago, the process should be second nature for most, if not all, of us.
Add to that the consistent reminders from dentists on how to brush teeth whenever one pops by for a dental appointment, we should be adept at this activity by now.
After all, how hard can it be to brush your teeth?
But the real question is how hard should you brush your teeth for them to be sparkling clean?
If you still think that adding more pressure when you brush your teeth is good for your pearly whites, you are wrong.
The truth is you don’t have to, and should not, apply too much pressure.
I learnt about this, and all the other ways I got teeth brushing wrong, after trying out the ZenyumSonic™ electric toothbrush.
Get 50 per cent off when you trade-in your old toothbrush
But before I get into all that, here’s a piece of good news for you so you can try the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush yourself:
Enjoy 50 per cent off your ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush when you trade-in your old toothbrush.
The process is simple, all you have to do is to snap a photo of your regular old toothbrush, upload it here, checkout with the 50 per cent off promo code, and et voila, hello oral health.
Now, back to the err of my (old) ways.
1) Brush, not scrub
Remember how your dentist nagged at you demonstrated how to brush your teeth gently with this teeth model and in an up-and-down or in a circular motion?
Note that the keyword used is brush, not scrub.
Based on the frayed state of my toothbrushes over the years, I have been scrubbing – brushing aggressively – instead of brushing my teeth all along.
Applying too much pressure while brushing your teeth can potentially damage them and your gums too.
With the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush, there is absolutely zero need to brush your teeth manually, be it whether you are a back-and-forth brusher, or a circular motion brusher.
All that’s left for you to do is to simply glide the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush along your teeth, and let the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush get to working.
Moving at 33,000 vibrations per minute, that’s 550 vibrations per second, the toothbrush bristles will do the heavy lifting of brushing and cleaning your teeth.
Additionally, the bristles from the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush produces microbubbles and pressure waves that mimic the flow of water, all the better to clean your itty bitty teeth with.
ZenyumSonic™ toothbrushes are also fitted with soft bristled DuPont brush heads, which are better at removing plaque, and also gentler on your teeth and gums.
What this all achieves is a deeper clean, which reduces the buildup of tartar and plaque in the areas of your teeth that are difficult to reach.
That was something that I learnt with my ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush.
2) 2 minutes
Next, brushing your teeth should take only 2 minutes.
To ensure my teeth are absolutely clean, I have been brushing my teeth aggressively (which now I know is wrong), and for longer than 2 minutes.
This explains my surprise when my ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush switched off after 2 minutes, while I was mid-brush.
Running my tongue through my teeth, I found my teeth to be mostly clean by the end of 2 minutes.
I usually took longer and paid extra attention when brushing those teeth at the back of my gum.
Reaching the teeth at the back is now a breeze thanks to the smaller brush head of the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush, which gives the toothbrush more room to move around, reaching these areas which are typically harder to reach.
Those who do want to brush their teeth for a slightly longer while can opt for an additional 30 seconds on the white setting which activates a polishing effect that helps get rid of stubborn stains.
The white setting is one of three settings on the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush.
The two other settings are clean, and gentle.
The gentle mode is perfect for those with slightly more sensitive teeth.
3) Good oral health goes beyond your teeth and gums
While I do pay attention to my teeth a fair bit, my tongue is an oft neglected part of my oral health.
Most manual toothbrushes, or at least the ones that I owned in the past, do not come with a tongue cleaner.
However, the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush comes with small textured back that can be used as a tongue cleaner, making it an all-in-one tool to achieving oral health from teeth to tongue.
Brushing teeth alone will not be sufficient to ensure that our oral health is in tip-top condition.
This is because bad bacteria can still remain and accumulate on our tongues and in our mouths.
Cleaning our tongues removes the bad bacteria accumulated in our mouths, which in turn prevents gum infections, tooth decay, and even bad breath.
After all, no one enjoys having bad breath, right?
More about ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush
The ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush comes with a rechargeable battery.
The electric toothbrush can last up to three to four weeks of daily brushing between charges.
It also comes with a wireless charging base and the ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush is fully waterproof.
There are five sleek colours available for you to choose from.
Get 50 per cent off when you trade-in your old toothbrush
From now till Dec. 31, 2021, get 50 per cent off for a ZenyumSonic™ toothbrush when you trade in your old toothbrush.
The process is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Take photo of old toothbrush
- Upload photo of old toothbrush
- Checkout with new toothbrush
What’s even better? You’ll get a free mystery gift.
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This sponsored article by Zenyum gave the writer more reasons to smile.
Top image by Fiona Tan