Both brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining the health of your teeth, so it makes sense to combine them, and a little baffling that there aren’t more products out there that already do this.
Enter UK based Flossonic, who have come up with a truly brilliant idea – the toothbrush that does more than brush, it flosses as well, and at the same time while it cleans!
Sounds interesting, but how can a toothbrush clean and floss whilst you brush?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But the Flossonic toothbrush is quite possibly the ultimate when it comes to dental hygiene. The unique brush design is made up of ultra-fine perimeter bristles that reach outwards while you brush to get deep into those hard to clean crevices and gaps that exist around your teeth. It’s a maze, but one the Flossonic toothbrush seeks to negotiate.
Many people of course avoid flossing because they do not have the time, it can be a time consuming process when done correctly, and in our modern fast paced lives it is hardly ever deemed a priority.
The head vibrates at speeds of around 30,000 strokes per minute and the motion of the bristles creates waves of fluid and pressure that wash away any trapped food and plaque build-up from those areas that a normal toothbrush simply can’t reach.
I don’t normally floss anyway, so why is that so important?
Around 40% of all gum disease could be prevented by flossing regularly, that’s the belief of Dentists around the globe. There are many out there who floss only very occasionally, while most fail to floss at all, and this is easy to understand why because it can be a daunting prospect and also one that is very tricky to do right. There’s also that little niggling fear that can occur in the back of the mind, which is the fact of the process causing your gums to bleed, now nobody wants that.
Normal toothbrushes, and some electric toothbrushes alike only manage to reach about 60% of the surface of your teeth, that’s 40% left untouched and potentially unclean, even after what you certainly might consider a thorough brush.
Okay … you have my attention, so what are the options!
There are two Flossonic toothbrushes in the product range, they are as follows:
The Flossonic Go
It’s a handy battery operated sonic toothbrush, easy to take wherever you go, whether that be at work or travelling wherever, whenever. The benefits speak for themselves, sonic wave technology at the aforementioned 30,000 strokes per minute, Unique Bristle Flare technology that flosses while you brush. There’s a two minute auto timer to ensure you don’t over brush, 3 operation modes and it comes supplied with one spare brush head. Bit obvious this one, but its waterproof, battery powered and uses 2 x AA batteries. The toothbrush costs just £59.95 (US $99.99), that’s quite a lot of toothbrush for the money I think you’ll agree, especially considering the price of many sonic toothbrushes out there, which can be as expensive as £150.
The Flossonic Plus
This toothbrush is the premium option in their range, and is still more affordable than some of the other options out there. This toothbrush is a fully rechargeable flossing toothbrush that you can charge via your mains socket. Whereas the Flossonic Go is targeted more at the single user, the Flossonic Plus comes with four brush heads and so is more suitable for multiple users. Both toothbrushes provide the same level of protection and while the Plus has everything that the GO has, there are also a few other inclusions to accommodate its plus points:-
- Integral UV sanitiser for optimum hygiene, not to mention storage for the four brush heads.
- Charging base unit with life indicator display.
- Suitable for worldwide use (100-240v)
The cost of this toothbrush is £129 (US $214), and that’s more than comparable with any of all the better known electric/rechargeable toothbrushes out there on the market. And of course that’s around £32.25 per person for a family of four, and spare brush heads are of course available.
This is a great product that ticks all the boxes in terms of what you would want out of a sonic toothbrush. It’s comparable, not to mention affordable when you consider many of the top electric toothbrushes out there. It uses a clever and powerful method to gently clean between all of the teeth. Whether you want something that is compact and can be taken everywhere, or a product that is suitable for all the family members, Flossonic have you covered with their high powered sonic flossing toothbrushes. Your teeth are important, and you would be well advised to consider giving Flosssonic a look.