A Step-By-Step Guide To Using                                                                                                                        A Sonic Toothbrush

Key points

  • Sonic toothbrushes deliver the best oral care due to the higher number of strokes they provide in one minute. They work by using high-frequency vibrations, which allows them to clean the teeth better and improve gum health. Sonic toothbrushes are more delicate on the teeth and prevent you from overbrushing and damaging the enamel.
  • It’s important to use a sonic toothbrush properly. You don’t need to actually brush your teeth, as the toothbrush does all the work for you. All you need is to guide the toothbrush along your teeth one quadrant at a time. Some sonic toothbrushes, such as the Icy Bear Sonic Toothbrush, have a built-in timer that notifies you when to switch to another quadrant.
  • If you want to achieve even better effects, combine the Icy Bear sonic toothbrush with whitening toothpaste. Icy Bear diamond dust whitening toothpaste effectively removes plaque build-up, as well as helps to maintain the whitening effects. It is safe for daily use and works in a perfect duo with the Icy Bear sonic toothbrush.

As a child, you have most likely learned to brush your teeth in circular motions for at least a minute on each side. Luckily, technology makes everything easier, and new sonic toothbrushes do all the work for us. If you’re new to sonic toothbrushes, just keep reading. In this article, we’ll talk about why and how you should use them, as well as go over some common brushing mistakes.

What Are Sonic Toothbrushes?


A sonic toothbrush is a type of electric toothbrush that uses unique technology which allows it to effectively remove plaque and clean the teeth. Regular electric toothbrushes work with an average frequency of between 200 to 400 Hz or 24,000-48,000 movements per minute. Meanwhile, sonic toothbrushes use high-frequency, low-amplitude vibrations starting from 20,000 Hz. These sonic waves also stimulate the salivary glands in your mouth, which increases saliva production and allows the brush to clean the teeth more effectively.

Studies have found that sonic toothbrushes are better at getting rid of plaque and are more gentle on the gums than manual or regular electric toothbrushes. Sonic toothbrushes usually come with a built-in timer that helps to monitor your brushing routine. These toothbrushes also have been shown to improve gum health in as little as two weeks.

Why Should You Use A Sonic Toothbrush

Sonic toothbrushes are overall more comfortable and easier to use than manual brushes – all you need to do is to guide the toothbrush in your mouth. But that’s not the only reason why it’s worth trying a sonic toothbrush. The reality is that a sonic brush provides the best oral care and can be a real life-changer because:

  • it’s most effective at getting rid of plaque and outperforms both manual and electric toothbrushes;
  • it cleans even the hardest-to-reach areas by stimulating saliva secretion and turning toothpaste, saliva, and water into active cleaning agents that can reach even the areas located below the gum line and other crevices;
  • it prevents you from overbrushing and irritating your gums because most people tend to put too much pressure on their gums when using a manual toothbrush;
  • sonic toothbrushes effectively whiten the teeth due to the higher amount of strokes per minute and deeper cleaning they provide;
  • it protects the enamel because, just like we put too much pressure on our gums, we also often damage the enamel with aggressive brushing. It’s not the case with a sonic toothbrush, as it controls your brushing routine and doesn’t cause gum irritation or tooth sensitivity;
  • it features a comfortable handle which people with different conditions like arthritis can benefit from;
  • it operates in different modes and suits different needs. Plus, it is excellent for people with sensitive teeth.

If you’re thinking of replacing your manual toothbrush with a sonic alternative, try Icy Bear Sonic Toothbrush. It delivers 40, 000 strokes per minute and features a 30-second interval timer that notifies you when to switch to brushing another area of your mouth. It also has a built-in 2-minute timer that helps to develop and maintain healthy brushing habits. The Icy Bear sonic toothbrush uses a life-long rechargeable lithium battery, so you won’t need to charge it every day.

Common Brushing Mistakes

While the advantages of using a sonic toothbrush are numerous, you still have to use it correctly. The most common mistake is brushing too aggressively. When using a sonic toothbrush, your goal should not be to try to press the brush into the teeth to ensure proper but rather to be as delicate as possible. There’s no need to put pressure because once the brush is turned on, it does all the work for you. You don’t need to move it circularly or back and forth over the teeth either, simply hold it gently and guide it along the tooth surface.

The next important issue is to choose the best fitting brush head. This will help to prevent tooth and gum sensitivity and ensure the best cleaning. For example, the Icy Bear sonic toothbrush comes with two interchangeable brush heads made with premium quality bristles. It’s suitable for people with sensitive gums. The same applies to the cleaning mode; choose the one that best suits your needs, whether that’s whitening, sensitive, deep clean, or gum care.

Sonic toothbrushes deliver impressive results, making you feel as if you have just left the dentist’s office, but it doesn’t mean that you need to brush your teeth less often. You still need to brush twice a day if you want to keep your smile healthy.

How To Brush Your Teeth With A Sonic Toothbrush?

Here’s how to properly brush your teeth with a sonic toothbrush:

  • Wet the brush bristles with water just like you would do with a manual toothbrush. This helps the toothpaste to spread evenly.
  • Before you power on the brush, put a pea-size amount of toothpaste on the brush head. Don’t turn on the power until the brush is in your mouth if you don’t want the toothpaste to splash all over your bathroom.
  • Gently guide the toothbrush across the arch of your teeth. The Icy Bear sonic toothbrush features a 30-second timer that will notify you when you should move to another quadrant. It will also automatically stop at the end of the brushing session.
  • After 2 minutes, the toothbrush will turn off automatically. You should then rinse your mouth with water and clean the head of the brush. Remove it from the handle and rinse it with water.

When brushing your teeth, go through the sections of the mouth in the following order: outer surfaces of the upper teeth, outer surfaces of the lower teeth, inner surfaces of the upper teeth, then lower teeth, chewing surfaces, and tongue. Don’t forget to floss afterwards. You should change the toothbrush head every few months or as soon as you recover from a cold.

Complete The Routine With Whitening Toothpaste

If you want to double the results and make your teeth even whiter, use a powerful combination of a sonic toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. Icy Bear Whitening Toothpaste has recently been named the best whitening toothpaste product in the North West by GHP.

Carefully developed by Dr. Kinsella, it ensures the best oral care. It contains no bleaching agents, harmful chemicals, or hard abrasive agents, unlike most brands of whitening toothpaste. Instead, it uses one carat of diamond dust – a natural and gentle abrasive that doesn’t cause any enamel damage or tooth sensitivity. It also contains a high concentration of fluoride, which makes it suitable for everyday use and helps to protect the enamel.


How long should you brush your teeth with a sonic toothbrush?

You should brush your teeth with a sonic toothbrush for at least 2 minutes, just like you would do with a manual brush. But while we tend to underbrush our teeth with a manual brush, many sonic toothbrushes feature a built-in timer that helps to monitor how much time you spend brushing your teeth.

What is the correct way to use an electric toothbrush?

Wet the brush head with water, put a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, and hold the brush just as you would a manual toothbrush. Then turn on the power and gently guide the brush from tooth to tooth. There’s no need for you to move it in a circular motion or back and forth; simply move it from one tooth to another.

Can a sonic toothbrush damage teeth?

No, sonic toothbrushes are very gentle on the teeth, and they actually prevent us from putting too much pressure on the teeth while brushing. They gently and efficiently remove plaque build-up and promote healthy gums.

How do you not make a mess with an electric toothbrush?

Turn on the power once the brush is in your mouth to prevent the toothpaste from splashing all over you. Then keep it at a 45-degree angle while brushing, just like you would do with a manual brush.

Do I need to floss if I use an electric toothbrush?

Yes, you still need to floss even if you use an electric toothbrush. But a sonic toothbrush does clean all the deep surfaces that are hard to reach, which makes it better for oral care than a manual toothbrush.