Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the difference between a Sonicare and a regular electronic toothbrush?
A: You can pretty much say that a Sonicare is an “electronic toothbrush” on steroids.  Sonicare toothbrushes generally vibrate at 30,000 to 40,000 strokes per minute versus an electronic toothbrush that only vibrates at 2,500 to 7,000 strokes per minute.

Q: How does a Sonicare clean better than an average manual or electronic toothbrush?
A: With the Sonicare vibrating up to 40,000 strokes per minute, it is able to clean the areas where bristles don’t even touch. The extreme vibration creates a substantial amount of energy and motion, powering mouth fluids (saliva, water, toothpaste) into the areas between teeth and below the gum line. The result is these areas are given an amount of attention that otherwise would not happen with a standard (or electric) toothbrush.

Q: Can I brush a shorter amount of time with the Sonicare?
A: Studies show that people actually brush longer with the Sonicare because it comes with a built-in timer as opposed to a regular brush where most people brush for as long or as little as they please.

Q: Can I skip flossing if I use a Sonicare?
A: Definitely not but the combination of Sonicare and flossing will certainly serve you better in covering all your bases (but congratulations on flossing and doing well in that area :-)! )

Q: How much does the Sonicare cost in retail?
A: A Sonicare ranges anywhere between $120-$200.

Q: Is there a catch to me getting a free Sonicare?
A: No catch, as long as you have dental insurance that will cover your check-up and cleaning with us. If you don’t have dental insurance, make sure to call ahead and get the office fees for the check-up and the cleaning.


More Questions? Feel free to call us at (212)-245-9400 or email us and we will be more than happy to help!

Zen Dentistry NYC
30 East 60th Street, Suite # 401
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 646-396-0246
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