What type of toothbrush is best for me?

Most people dream of their teeth being bright and healthy for a long time. Brushing your teeth with an appropriate toothbrush is crucial for this purpose. But how to choose the right one? For morning and evening oral care, you as a consumer can choose one of many toothbrushes available. They are based on different systems, such as sonic toothbrushes, which we would like to briefly present and compare.

You can choose from manual, oscillating and sonic toothbrushes. There are many different toothbrushes and models available in each of these segments, which can make choosing the right device difficult. We would like to clarify this product thicket a bit.

Nyo recommends the sonic electric toothbrush because it cleans teeth and cares for gums much better and is more advanced than other toothbrushes. The question arises: what can a sonic toothbrush do and why doesn't Nyo recommend other toothbrushes? Using our Pro Sonic sonic toothbrush, we want to briefly present its advantages.

The Pro Sonic Toothbrush defines very well what a sonic toothbrush should be and shows exactly what a toothbrush must have to provide the customer with adequate cleaning performance.

Nyo wants to take a closer look at the sonic toothbrush and explain why your next purchase should be a sonic toothbrush.

What characterizes a sonic toothbrush?

A sonic toothbrush is an electric toothbrush that uses various vibration forces to increase tooth cleaning efficiency while being very gentle on teeth and gums.

The technology behind the sonic electric toothbrush is fascinating. The vibrations created by the toothbrush cause the toothpaste to create small bubbles that burst in the mouth and clean the teeth.

In addition, the fluttering brushing motion creates the so-called hydrodynamic effect. This effect forces the mixture of toothpaste and saliva to move through the spaces between the teeth. This further increases cleaning efficiency. However, the user does not feel it. However, the cleaning result is all the better.

A toothbrush with sonic technology is particularly gentle on teeth and ensures comprehensive tooth cleaning. Dentists recommend a sonic toothbrush and agree that it not only improves dental hygiene, but also treats the gums more gently.

Where are the differences?

The differences between individual toothbrushes can be noticed at first glance. Even the differences between an oscillating and sonic toothbrush are clear. But which toothbrush is best to choose?

Oscillating toothbrush

Let's start with the oscillating toothbrush. It is also often called an oscillating-rotating, rotary or simply electric toothbrush. It has a round head that removes plaque from teeth through circular, oscillating and sometimes also pulsating movements. The movements take place alternately from left to right and vice versa. The advantage of this toothbrush is that it imitates manual movements and cleans interdental spaces well.

The differences between individual types of toothbrushes are visible at first glance. But which toothbrush is the most suitable?

Oscillating toothbrush

Let's start with the oscillating toothbrush. It is also known as oscillation-rotation, rotary or simply electric. It has a round head and removes plaque from teeth through circular, oscillating and sometimes pulsating movements of the head. The movements take place alternately from left to right and vice versa. The advantage of this toothbrush is that it imitates manual brushing movements and cleans interdental spaces well.

Manual toothbrush

In comparison, a manual toothbrush produces less effective cleaning results. It can have different types of heads, and most people know how to use it. However, the user determines the speed of the head movement, which may lead to insufficient cleaning of the teeth. The large head of a manual toothbrush often makes it difficult to thoroughly clean the interdental spaces. Additionally, there is often too much pressure on the teeth and gums, which can lead to gum recession and dental problems.

Sonic toothbrush

Finally, let's take a look at the sonic toothbrush. It differs significantly from other types of toothbrushes. Its technology makes it unique. Visually, sonic toothbrushes are similar to oscillating toothbrushes, but they work on different principles. An oscillating toothbrush works in circular motions, while a sonic one - with vibrating up-down movements. This can be described as a wiping or flapping motion. In terms of equipment, oscillating and sonic toothbrushes are similar, both models offer interchangeable heads and often different washing programs.

The big test - which toothbrush cleans better?

We compared each toothbrush model on handling, tooth friendliness, cleaning results and price to show which toothbrush performs better .


In terms of operation, the sonic toothbrush wins because it allows easy operation with one button. The brush head easily reaches all places. The same is true for an electric toothbrush. A manual toothbrush, although it does not have a button, is not easier to use because its head is often too large to reach the back teeth. The only advantage is that it doesn't have a battery, which means you can use it anytime.

Tooth friendliness

In terms of tooth friendliness, a sonic toothbrush wins over an electric toothbrush. Why? The sonic toothbrush works with more vibrations, which provides a better tooth cleaning feeling. It is gentle on teeth and gums, but still cleans thoroughly. Again, at the end there is a manual toothbrush, which is usually the worst alternative, apart from the price.

Cleaning effect

Also in terms of cleaning effects, the sonic toothbrush ranks first. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and even the interdental spaces are treated relatively optimally. In second place is the electric toothbrush, which also works reliably. The last place is taken by a manual toothbrush.


Looking only at the price, sonic and electric toothbrushes are obviously more expensive than a classic manual toothbrush. However, the purchase is worth it because as a user you have to replace the brush head less often as the pressure on the sonic toothbrush head is reduced. Bristles sticking out sideways are a thing of the past.

Pro Sonic electric toothbrush from Nyo

The Pro Sonic sonic toothbrush has the following 4 cleaning modes:

  • Clean
  • White
  • Polish
  • Gum Care

With four different cleaning modes, the Pro Sonic toothbrush offers solutions tailored to the individual needs of each user. Regardless of age, whether you wear braces or have sensitive teeth, our Pro Sonic is suitable for everyone.

Depending on the selected mode, Pro Sonic cleans teeth at a speed of 48.000 to 64.000 vibrations per minute. Washing modes can be easily changed using a button.

What does our sonic electric toothbrush offer?

  • effective removal of dental plaque at a speed of up to 64.000 movements per minute
  • incredible battery life of up to 7 weeks (with daily use)
  • built-in timer for recommended cleaning time
  • handle with charge indicator
  • beautiful design
  • very affordable and always available replacement heads
  • user manual in German

Tip: Long battery life allows you to optimally use the toothbrush while traveling.

Sonic Toothbrush Summary

People who want to achieve optimal oral health should not give up on a sonic toothbrush. Thanks to advanced technology, the sonic toothbrush redefines dental care. Compared to a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush, a sonic toothbrush is characterized by simple operation and excellent cleaning results. Ultimately, however, it is up to you to decide which toothbrush you want to use.

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