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How Does an Ionic Toothbrush Work?

The "iconic" Ionic Toothbrush

Our friends Su and Ku over at @addtocart podcast recently dubbed DrTung’s IONIC Toothbrush the “Iconic Ionic.”  We agree, it’s definitely iconic.  The brush is clinically proven to remove up to 48% more plaque than a manual brush and you’ll notice this difference the very first time you use it.  Seriously, it’s like you just came from a dental cleaning.  Su describes the super-clean, smooth feeling as “…my teeth feel like glass”.  Who doesn't want that?

At DrTung’s we’re all about innovative and effective oral health care — we understand the mouth-body connection, how a healthy oral microbiome is an essential part of our well-being.  The mouth plays a key role and there’s a lot of action going on in there.  We can’t stress enough the importance of a regular and thorough daily oral routine that, of course, includes brushing.

Where does brushing fit into the oral routine?  

At minimum, there are 3 steps that one should do on the daily — tongue scrapefloss and brush.   

You're brushing twice a day anyway, right?  So it only makes sense to make the most of these efforts by choosing the most effective brush on the market.  Kind of like if you want to start a fire you can rub two sticks together. Sure, it could work if you know how. But it is not as efficient as striking a match.  

Enter the efficient IONIC Toothbrush!

How does it work?

While it may seem like 'magic' it's really just simple science. Here’s a somewhat science-y, yet easy-to-understand, explanation...

The surface of teeth carries a negative charge.  Plaque carries a positive charge.  These opposite charges attract and keep the plaque stuck onto the surface of the teeth.  DrTung's Ionic Toothbrush releases a lot of positive ions.  These ions are created by a battery connected to a stainless steel rod in the handle of the toothbrush.  The rod carries the positive ions to the bristle area through a liquid medium (water or toothpaste).  These positive ions temporarily change the polarity of the teeth from negative to positive, which results in repelling the plaque off the surface of your teeth and onto the Ionic Toothbrush.

Voilà Plaque-Be-Gone!

The takeaway

There's a reason the 'Iconic Ionic' brush is so popular.  It works! With over 5 million sold worldwide and a double-blind clinical trial showing marked improvements in both plaque scores and gingival health, the science speaks for itself.

Extra bits of takeaway wisdom.  Adding oil pulling a few days a week kicks your regular routine right up to the next level. And of course, we can’t end without telling you about the easy, no-fuss, way to protect your 'Iconic Ionic' brush.  When you're done brushing, tap off the excess water from the bristles and pop on the Snap-On Toothbrush Protector and let the active vapors from the essential oils permeate the brush…making it fresh and hygienic.



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