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Best Electric Toothbrushes for Gums 2013

By Edited Mar 27, 2016 0 0

What is the Top Rated Electric Toothbrush for Gums?

The following range of electric toothbrushes have been carefully selected for their unique ability (& features) to help treat and accommodate those with gum issues (including: gum disease, gum recession & generally maintain good gum health). All the models are very popular & well regarded amongst their users (of which some also have gum problems) -- and in general are quality toothbrushes (in their own right). So hopefully you should come across the ideal model for you - or at least go away with a better comprehension of what particular aspect/feature/style you are after within a toothbrush to help care for your gums (& teeth of course).

The HX6972 (Flexcare Plus) Sonicare Toothbrush By Philips

This model is the 'leading' premium model in the hugely popular Philips sonicare electric toothbrush range (where Philips is the number one recommended brand by dental professionals [1]) and is clinically proven to dramatically improve gum health within just two weeks of regular use (daily: 2 mins in the morning & 2 mins at night).

Best for Sensitive Gums

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX6972/10
Amazon Price: $249.99 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 27, 2016)

The way it specifically accommodates for your gums is through four main factors: i) its sonic technology that produces up to 31,000 movements per minute (this drives liquids deep in the gaps between your teeth & right along your 'gum line', in all providing a cleaner, less inflamed & healthier mouth), ii) its customized brushing modes - both 'gum care' & 'massage' mode (stimulating your gums and been proven to battle recession, prevent bleeding and reduce inflammation) as well as a 'sensitive' accommodating for those with sensitive teeth & gums, iii) specially shaped (soft) nylon cleaner brushes that effectively remove plaque and clean right into the edge of your gum line and iv) a sanitizing station that kills 99% of viruses and bacteria.

Further Information: other customizable modes include the refresh mode (which is basically like a quick 1 minute cleaning session that you would have after lunch for instance) and clean mode (which is a thorough all around clean). It also promotes healthy dental habits through its quadpacer and smartimer -- whereby you are set to clean the four quadrants of your mouth (upper-right, lower-left etc.) every 30 seconds. Moreover, this package is very well suited for those who travel a lot given that it can last for three weeks of a single charge -- as well as coming with a travel charger, travel caps & a travel soft case. In all, this model is obviously of a premium standard and should certainly be regarded as one of the best electric toothbrushes for gum health care (and to treat gum problems).

The Precison 5000 (Floss Action) Professional Health Care By Oral B

This model is the HX6972's (& Philips') main rival, the pro precision 5000 from Oral B (which is their leading model too) which is just as popular and just as well rated ( & funnily enough also regarded as the best toothbrush brand from dentists[2]), however is 'better' than sonicare at improving gum health.

Best for Receeding Gums

Oral B power allows the precision 5000 to operate at up to 40,000 pulsations every minute (which includes rotations & 8800 oscillations) which in turn produces an incredibly thorough clean and "remove twice the amount of plaque" as your standard manual brush (which in turn aids the prevention  & reversal of gingivitis  - gum tissue inflammation) & promotes much healthier gums within just a month (30 days) -- and cleans right to the edge of your gum line.

Further Information: Like the HX6972, the Precision 5000 also carries a lot of useful features such as the brushing modes (massage, sensitive, deep clean -- these being particularly good for gum health, it also has daily clean & polish). It also has a wireless smart guide which is basically like the smartimer & quadpacer with the HX6972, however also lets you know when you are brushing too hard (and is wall mountable) -- the device also knows when your bristles are worsening, letting you know they are due for a replacement (it has a whole load more features too). A really fantastic dental device, and to be honest would be the model I would go for ( & even more so when you look to compare prices) and what we regard as 'the' top rated electric toothbrush for looking after your gums.

The HX9332 Sonicare Diamond (Ultimate) Clean By Philips

The following electric toothbrush is what is regarded as the 'ultimate' dental cleaning device (and offers the most advanced sonicare technology), which incorporates many of the features the HX6972 does however has a few subtle differences. The main emphasis behind this model is superior oral health it offers such as  i) cleaner 'whiter' teeth (acts to remove stains from coffee, wine, tobacco), ii) improved gum care (particularly with gum recession & inflammation), iii) greater removal of plaque (a 100% more than a manual tooth brush). Although, many concepts remain the same, the major differences comes in 'Sonicare's Best Brush Heads' -- that are perfectly angled and sized to optimise dental cleaning as well as its 3 minute gum care & sensitive mode (helping to improve gingival health). This model is one of the best rated around and from the results it offers, it is easy to see why (I mean, it charges itself through a glass, pretty darn cool).

Best for Gingivitis

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush, White, HX9332/05
Amazon Price: $219.99 $152.88 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 27, 2016)

Note: all three toothbrushes should offer you drastically improved gum health care over a period of time & you should experience better check ups from your dentist (if there is something wrong, you are covered on a 24 month warranty on all the models & if you are unsatisfied you can demand your money back).

Which electric toothbrush will you buy and why?

Also, if you have any questions, comments or concerns (and even possible suggestions) regarding either the overview of the best electric toothbrushes for gums or about the powered toothbrush models that were specifically mentioned above (or about gum health care in general) then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section (that you will find just below) and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.



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  1. "HX6972 (Flexcare Plus)." Amazon.com. 22/10/2013 <Web >
  2. "Precision 5000." Amazon.com. 22/10/2013 <Web >

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