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Daniel Gray, Jr., D.D.S., P.A.


General Dentist


Our Services


Maintaining good oral care habits between dental visits has an

important impact on long-term oral health. With the uncertainty

taken out of technique, the use of a Sonicare power toothbrush can

significantly improve brushing method and results.

How to Brush with

Philips Sonicare

Visit Sonicare.com to learn more about the benefits of brushing with Sonicare.

1. Applying Toothpaste

To get the best brushing experience from your Sonicare, we

recommend applying just a dollop of toothpaste to the brush head,

slightly less than you would apply to your manual toothbrush. Only

switch on your toothbrush once the brush head is in your mouth.

2. Angling the Brush

Position the brush head at a slight angle

toward the gumline. Use light pressure

when brushing your teeth.

3. Positioning the Bristles

Gently move the brush head slowly across the teeth in a small

back-and-forth motion. Positioned correctly, you may be able to

feel the longer bristles on Sonicare’s contoured brush heads reach

between your teeth.

4. From Tooth to Tooth

To ensure you spend adequate time

brushing each of your teeth, divide your

mouth into quadrants. Sonicare’s built-in

Quadpacer tells you when 30 seconds

have gone by and it’s time to move to the

next quadrant.

5. Inner Surfaces

Move the brush head slowly along the inner surfaces of all your

teeth. Spend more time on the surfaces of your lower front

teeth, as this is where tartar is more likely to develop.

6. Biting Surfaces

Clean your biting surfaces by traveling in a

slow-moving action. Let your Sonicare do

the work!

7. Back Teeth

Don’t forget the hard-to-reach surfaces of your back teeth.

The angled neck of your Sonicare makes it easier to reach

these areas.

8. Timing

Sonicare makes it easier to brush for the

recommended time with its built-in Smartimer,

which automatically turns off after two minutes.

You can turn the brush back on to focus more on

problem areas, to massage your gums or to pay

special attention to your more-visible front teeth.

Bristles exhibit fatigue and brush heads are less effective after three months

of normal use. If you use your brush head twice a day for the full two minutes,

it needs to be replaced every three months.

Tip: Replace your brush head when the seasons change.