Hand-, Rotations- oder Schallzahnbürste?

Manual, rotary or sonic toothbrush?


Dental care is about protecting teeth as best as possible, cleaning them and letting them shine brightly. The gums should not be neglected either. There are many different types of toothbrushes, and the question arises as to which one is the right one. In general, one can say that there are four different technologies or systems, one of which is sound technology. We would like to present and compare three of the four systems below. The fourth system, namely the ultrasonic toothbrush, is discussed in the article " Ultrasound versus sound: what's the difference? ".

On the one hand there is the manual toothbrush , the rotary toothbrush and the sonic toothbrush. There is also the special ultrasonic toothbrush, which we will not go into further in this article. Many different models are subordinate to each of the systems mentioned, so that it is easy to lose track.

We at bamtoo recommend the electric sonic toothbrush . This cleans the teeth optimally and protects the gums. But what are the advantages over other models?

Since our sonic toothbrush, which we have named "KOA" by the way, is a perfect example of a very good sonic toothbrush, we would like to use it to show the advantages.

Identify sonic toothbrushes

With bamtoo, the bristles of the sonic toothbrush are set in motion with powerful 37,500 vibrations per minute and achieve a high cleaning performance. The feeling when brushing your teeth is pleasant and you can feel afterwards that your teeth have become much smoother and cleaner.

Due to the waving cleaning movement, a so-called hydrodynamic effect can also be observed, which forces the toothpaste through the spaces between the teeth and thus cleans them well. The best thing about it is that this is hardly noticeable while cleaning, but even more so with the cleaning result.

Dentists also recognize the advantages of sonic toothbrushes and recommend them. Teeth are not only cleaned thoroughly, but also treated more gently together with the gums.

The big comparison

The rotary toothbrush or oscillating toothbrush
From a visual point of view, you can immediately see that the head of the rotating toothbrush is round. The resulting reduced contact surface means that the toothbrush has to be carefully guided into every corner of the mouth every time. In addition, the bristles scrub in such a way that teeth and especially gums can be irritated.

The cleaning performance is roughly on a par with that of the sonic toothbrush. Hand movements are accepted well and interdental spaces are cleaned appropriately.

The manual toothbrush
Compared to electric toothbrushes, tooth cleaning with a manual brush does not provide as good results. Since the user has to determine for himself how fast the head movements are to be carried out, the cleaning performance is often reduced.

Furthermore, too much pressure on teeth and gums can lead to exposed tooth necks, which can lead to major dental problems.

The sonic toothbrush
Even if we offer the classic manual toothbrush for all creatures of habit, the sonic toothbrush is still our favourite. The new technology sets them apart from the rest.

The narrower but longer brush head allows more teeth to be brushed at the same time. In contrast to the rotating toothbrush, the vibrations do not squirt toothpaste through the bathroom when you take the switched-on toothbrush out of your mouth. Another pleasant advantage is the comparatively quieter vibration motor, which is particularly popular with noise-sensitive people.

Even cleaning with fixed braces is no problem for the sonic toothbrush, which makes it the ideal all-rounder.

What is very special about our sonic toothbrush are the brush heads, which are largely made of bamboo, which saves a lot of disposable plastic. In addition, with other sonic toothbrushes, an unpleasant feeling can be triggered if you come into contact with the head of the attachment with particularly high vibration frequencies. However, bamboo drastically weakens this so that this can be avoided.


If you want the best of both worlds, i.e. a very good and thorough but also gentle cleaning, you should definitely opt for the sonic toothbrush .

We have introduced you to some systems here, but in the end it is up to you to decide which type you want to use or which type you like the most. If you decide on a sonic toothbrush or a manual toothbrush, you will find suitable and high-quality dental care products directly in our online shop .