I read that you cannot use ultrasonic toothbrushes if you’ve had dental bonding. Is there a particular type of toothbrush that should be used?
I think there is some confusion of terms here. Toothbrushes can be sonic, but I don’t know of any ultrasonic toothbrushes at this point. Could it be you read something about ultrasonic scalers or cleaners? These are used by dental hygienists. When not done skillfully, they can nick and damage the dental bonding. This is a danger to dental work.
However, if you are going to an office that does a LOT of cosmetic work, then the hygienist is probably trained and highly skilled and your dental work will be safe.
Sonic toothbrushes do not have the same risk. Sonic moves slower than ultrasonic. Plus, the bristles are soft, which also lessens the chance of damage.
You’re fine using pretty much any toothbrush you will use regularly.
That being said, one thing you will definitely want to avoid at your dentist’s office is that the hygienist doesn’t use the power prophy jet or acidulated fluoride. Both of those things will permanently damage your dental work.
Like the scalers, an office that does a lot of cosmetic work will know this, but your average family dentist may not.
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