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4 Reasons Why You Need To Ditch The Manual Toothbrush

Ali Van Straten
ByAli Van StratenJul 20, 2022In Partnership With Burst Oral Care

One of my top priorities this year has been self-care, which includes maintaining good dental health. I've always been pretty good about going to the dentist every year, but I will admit that I haven't always had the best routine at home.

Recently, I was gifted a sonic toothbrush from BURST to try out. I had started to skip brushing after long days, and my dentist gave me that dreaded, long-winded lecture I always try to avoid. Right away, my new BURST brush has made such a big difference! Here are 4 reasons why you need to stop using a manual brush and get a BURST:

You're not getting a deep clean

When you use a manual toothbrush, you can only reach the surface of your teeth that the bristles touch. This means that you're not getting rid of all the plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Ick!

Cool fact: sonic toothbrushes create vibrations that can kill germs nearby, even beyond the bristles. With my Burst toothbrush, I'm confident that I get a deep clean every time I brush. It helps me brush on the surface, in between, and all around my pearly whites. Burst has 33,000 vibrations every minute, which removes 10x the amount of plaque my old toothbrush could!

You’re not protecting your gums

If you’re manually brushing your teeth, chances are you press down too hard on your teeth and gum line. Soft bristles, like the kind Burst uses, are gentle on gums and despite what you might think, hard bristles don’t take off more plaque. Once plaque hardens - you need a metal scraper to get it off (hence why seeing your dentist regularly is so important). So you're not going to scrub it off with your hard bristles – just destroy your gums. Burst actually wipes off plaque easier and its soft tapered bristles get into all the gaps so you’re preventing plaque from building up and hardening making your next dentist appointment less painful.

You're not brushing for long enough

The average manual toothbrush user only brushes for 45 seconds, which is not long enough to actually clean your teeth properly. You need to brush for at least 2 minutes to get a deep clean. Burst makes this super easy to do with a built-in automatic timer! It even lets me know while brushing when it's time to move my brush, so each area of my mouth gets equal attention.

You're not using the right technique

Most people don't realize that there is a correct way to brush your teeth. You should be using a gentle circular motion, and you shouldn't be scrubbing back and forth. This can actually damage your enamel and leave your teeth more vulnerable to cavities. When you brush using a manual toothbrush, it’s difficult to get the motion just right, but Burst makes it effortless.

Burst has 3 unique brushing modes: whitening, sensitive, and massage. Each mode uses a different vibration pattern to give you a deeper clean while being gentle on your teeth and gums.

All you need to do is slide the toothbrush back and forth slowly on an area and let the brush do the work! It'll even buzz to let you know when to move the brush to another section of your mouth. I've been using the whitening mode for a few weeks now and have already noticed that my teeth are brighter!

Key Takeaway

Switching to a Burst sonic toothbrush has been a game-changer for me! My teeth not only look brighter, but my dentist has noticed a big improvement in my oral health. If you're still using a manual toothbrush, I urge you to make the switch today! Your teeth will thank you!

Ali Van Straten
Ali Van Straten

Ali is a busy mom of a baby and preschooler living in Minnesota. She's a health and fitness enthusiast who loves to run, and also enjoys blogging about all things parenting, Peloton and meal prep. Ali's blog, Champagne and Coffee Stains, was created in 2019 as a resource for healthy recipes and tips for living a healthier lifestyle.