What, exactly, makes a toothbrush sonic? Former Sega Genesis owners may be tempted to imagine a sonic toothbrush as a round, furry hedgehog that runs so fast he can spin around circular tracks without falling off the top, but Sonic the Hedgehog probably wouldn't fit into your mouth. At 30,000 strokes per minute, the Pursonic S400 sonic toothbrush probably runs as fast as any super-powered hedgehog, but it does its thousand meter dash along your teeth and gumlines instead and is guaranteed not to fall off the top of your mouth as long as you keep a firm grip. The sonic in the name Pursonic means that the brushstrokes are fast enough to create an audible noise. There are ultrasonic toothbrushes that will run so fast, in the millions of strokes per minute, that only your dog could hear them, but unless you have a serious plaque problem, you probably won't need them to keep your teeth and gums in good shape.
The Pursonic runs in three different modes, which Pursonic calls power/clean, soft/gentle and massage. That last is probably good for your gums, but unless your mouth is particularly sensitive (and it might be, if you haven't been brushing and flossing lately), the first mode is the one most likely to keep your teeth scoured. The unit comes with 12 multiply colored brush heads, so each member of your family can have their own and still leave an extra supply of replacement heads. There's a charging station that will dock the brush when not in use, with a holder for the brush heads to make it easy to switch and replace them.
To keep your brushing habits up to snuff, the brush has a built-in timer that will remind you to switch to a different section of your mouth every 30 seconds and that will turn the brush off after two minutes so that you won't start brushing the enamel away with the plaque. The Pursonic isn't cheap, so you might want to look at the slightly less expensive Philips Sonicare Healthywhite, which is rechargeable but doesn't have a dock. Or if you're still thinking about that hedgehog, you could always opt for the Kolibree, which comes with its own smartphone videogames.
Great toothbrush and great buy! My family loves this toothbrush. The brush is smaller and softer than the Oral B Sonic.
I love this toothbrush! Vibrates back and forth at a very high rate I like the slight pause every 60 seconds and is adjustable on rate of vibration.
This is a fantastic product! Especially for the price. It feels like I have had a cleaning at the dentist. I'm impressed!
Nice blue charging light. Lots of weak brushes! If you get one and it lasts more than a month, your blessed. Mine lasted a couple of months!
I love this toothbrush! The feeling of my teeth from this brushing my teeth with this toothbrush is terrific! It works great, comes with 12 heads.
Stimulating brushing experience but... I wish the brushes were a little more stiff because it feels like it does clean as well as my old Oral B.