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March 23, 2022

How much does a toothbrush cost?

With the continuous improvement of modern people’s living standards, Chinese residents pay more and more attention to oral health awareness. However, in recent years, electric toothbrushes have become a new generation of personal oral health care tools by virtue of their advantages of convenience, speed, comfort and ultra-high cleaning ability. Among them, the sonic electric toothbrush is the mainstream, which is favored by the majority of consumers.

At present, economical electric toothbrushes have been launched on the market, which are favored by consumers. Therefore, setting a reasonable price is the most important strategy to seize the electric toothbrush.

According to the survey, the average price of a traditional manual toothbrush is under $1,and the most expensive traditional toothbrush is only $2, while the price of each electric toothbrush ranges from $20 to $200. High-end electric toothbrushes from big brands, brands like Philips Oral-B are more expensive.

If you’re buying an electric toothbrush just to clean your teeth better, an electric toothbrush around $20 is a great option. Its materials and cleaning functions are very good, and it can completely clean the teeth. If you want to have more fun or want to choose a more well-known brand, then the $50-200 electric toothbrush is a better choice

 1.why electric toothbrushes are expensive?

0Reason 1:
Brand influence. In the past, foreign brands of electric toothbrushes occupied the dominant position in the domestic market. Under the same quality, imported European brand products will be more expensive in price. This is an inevitable phenomenon that old brands have dominated the domestic market for a long time.

Reason 2:
Product development expenses

The research and development of new products often requires very high research and development expenses, including the cost of high-tech personnel, the cost of research and development equipment, the consumption of research and development materials, the depreciation of fixed assets and lease costs.

Reason 3:
Electric toothbrush spare parts cost

An electric toothbrush is composed of nearly 20 parts such as motor, battery, circuit board, drive shaft, sealing ring, brush head, etc. The cost of the product parts itself is far higher than the cost of traditional manual toothbrushes.

Reason 4:
The material of the bristles, the bristles of the brush head are divided into soft bristles and hard bristles. The bristles of ordinary toothbrushes are basically hard bristles, and the main material is nylon wire. DuPont bristles are a kind of soft bristles, and their cleaning ability and adsorption effect are better than those of nylon filaments. The soft and slender bristles can better clean the gap between the teeth, massage the gums, wear-resistant and non-absorbent. In terms of material, the difference in bristles is one of the reasons for the high price of electric toothbrush heads.

Reason 5:
Rounding rate, the rounding rate can be understood as the roundness of the brush bristles.

Reason 6:
The higher the rounding rate, the less damage to the tooth enamel, and the higher the rounding rate means the better the brush head. Cheap toothbrush heads are prone to bristles and bifurcations, which can easily cause gum damage during brushing and friction.


Reason 7:
Not universal Electric toothbrush heads are not all universal and interchangeable, and require the same size of toothbrush head to install. Not only the specifications are the same, but also the brush head type is the same. The toothbrush and the brush head are a whole, and they are also designed to protect each other.

Therefore, when replacing the toothbrush head, in most cases, it is necessary to change the same brand, and it is not easy to find an alternative brush head. Friends who choose an imported brand electric toothbrush can only continue to use the same brand of brush head because it is not easy to change the brush head.

2.Why do prices vary so much between electric toothbrushes?

Many people think that the cost of electronic products is the cost of the parts in their minds and the labor cost of assembling them together. There are actually more complex factors.

  1. Even if it looks like the same function, for example, it is also called a sonic vibration toothbrush, it adopts a hollow cup motor and an eccentric wheel, and is equipped with a dry battery, while the other uses a sonic motor and is equipped with a rechargeable lithium battery. Everyone achieves the same high component quality, and the cost of toothbrush components will vary by 5 to 10 times. Of course, in fact, their final brushing performance is a 1:100 difference;
  2. Even with the same structure and the same component that looks the same, the cost of components may vary by 2 to 5 times due to reliability differences and quality grades. For example, the cost of batteries used by top mobile phone brands is definitely different from that used by fake mobile phones, and the price of memory with the same parameters and indicators may double or even more than double just because of the difference in compatibility;
  3. Product development, product The costs caused by control are different. R&D and quality control involve huge differences in human input, intellectual property rights, and investment in tools such as software and hardware office facilities development equipment, trial production, trial-and-error improvement costs, purchasing public molds or choosing to invest in mold making. Cost differences, etc., the cost of innovation is so high that ordinary consumers may not be able to imagine;
  4. The cost difference caused by the different level of assembly quality control; Foxconn is obviously different from the cost of the Shanzhai assembly plant;
  5. The cost of market, brand, promotion, channel, warehousing and transportation. When a product is made and sold to users, each link has visible or even invisible costs, and the cost of choosing different levels of people for each link is different;
  6. The cost of after-sales services. The manufacturer’s investment is completely different whether the problem of buying a product can be solved smoothly and whether the replacement parts can be satisfied in time and for a long time;

The benefits of an electric toothbrush

  • Cleaning ability

Traditional toothbrushes are difficult to completely remove plaque, coupled with improper brushing methods, which greatly reduces the cleaning effect of brushing. Experiments have shown that electric toothbrushes remove 38% more plaque than manual toothbrushes, and its cleaning ability has been unanimously affirmed by dental experts.

  • Comfortable feeling

Improperly brushing our teeth often suffers from our gums. The slight vibration generated by the high-speed rotation of the electric toothbrush can not only promote the blood circulation of the oral cavity, but also have an unexpected massage effect on the gum tissue, and this comfortable feeling can only be known after personal experience.

  • Whitening and beautiful

Electric toothbrushes can effectively reduce tooth stains caused by drinking tea, coffee and poor oral conditions, and restore the original color of teeth. And this adjustment is not an immediate effect, but is gradually carried out with daily brushing, and will not cause any damage to the teeth themselves.

  • Easy to use

Before resting or getting up in the morning, everyone will not have too much energy and energy, so the time of brushing and the standard of brushing action cannot be guaranteed, and the health care effect of teeth will naturally be greatly reduced. Electric toothbrushes can solve this problem well. The self-rotating brush head and the overall ergonomic design ensure the effectiveness and convenience of brushing. It is so convenient to use, brushing our teeth is naturally very easy, and it is easy to cultivate our good habits.

  • Fun feeling

This applies not only to many children who do not like to brush their teeth, but also to adults. Since the volume of the electric toothbrush is much larger than that of the traditional toothbrush, there is a lot of effort in the appearance. Watching a “sports car” “running” back and forth in front of his mouth, brushing his teeth has naturally become a pleasure.

  • Reduce damage

When brushing with an ordinary toothbrush, the force used is controlled by the user. Sometimes it is inevitable that the force of brushing is too strong, or the incorrect saw-type horizontal brushing method is used, which will cause damage to the teeth and gums. Experiments have shown that electric toothbrushes can reduce the brushing force by about 60%, reduce the frequency of gingivitis and bleeding gums by 62%, and make the brushing process safer and more effective.

Proper use of electric toothbrushes

  1. Gently hold the brush handle with your fingers, put the brush head into the mouth first, and then turn on the switch;
  2. Make the bristles at a certain angle and place them at the junction of the teeth and gums in a fixed position;
  3. After gently rotating and vibrating the brush head for a few seconds, change the position, paying attention to cover the previous position every time;
  4. Guide the brush head to move along the gum line;
  5. No part can be missed, including the inner surface and the upper and lower parts.

How to clean toothbrush with vinegar?

Clean your toothbrush with vinegar? It sounds unlikely, but it does work.

Yes, you heard that right, you can actually clean your toothbrush with vinegar. Studies have found that soaking toothbrushes in vinegar has a certain antibacterial effect, but not ideal, vinegar will leave a smell on the brush head.

Vinegar is a mild acid, so its germicidal effect is very weak, and baking soda is usually mixed for better results. If you’re a regular kitchen guard, baking soda shouldn’t be hard to find in your kitchen.

Baking soda and white vinegar are formulated into detergents, which have a good effect of cleaning, sterilizing and softening water quality.

The acidity of white vinegar can kill bacteria and fungi. Combined with sodium bicarbonate, it can be used to clean washing machines, clean sewers, and clean faucets. The main component of white vinegar is acetic acid.

Acetic acid has the effect of killing microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. In the process of mixing white vinegar and baking soda as a cleaning agent, a chemical reaction occurs when sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid are mixed, and sodium acetate and carbonic acid are produced, and the carbonic acid is further decomposed into carbon dioxide and water.

Therefore, baking soda and white vinegar can be used as a cleaning agent and have a very good effect, and it can be applied in daily life without adverse reactions.

Here’s how to disinfect your toothbrush with vinegar:

You need to use water, white vinegar, and baking soda 3 ingredients, and mix them according to the following ratios:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

After mixing the solution, place the toothbrush head in the solution and let it sit for 30 minutes. This will ensure that your toothbrush is properly sanitized to a large extent. When you’re done, rinse the toothbrush thoroughly, then set it upright in the stand to dry.

It is generally recommended that you do it at least every two weeks. However, in most cases, doing it once a week will be a better option.

Matters needing attention: For edible vinegar, its concentration is very low, and it usually has no sterilization and disinfection effect. It is not recommended to use it to disinfect toothbrushes.

Other ways to clean and disinfect toothbrushes:

1.Boil with boiling water

A simple way to clean and disinfect toothbrushes is to boil them in boiling water. Boil the toothbrush in boiling water for 3 minutes, then take it out with a tool and cool it in cold water for 1 minute. Usually, the forming temperature of the toothbrush is about 300, and the boiling water is usually 100 degrees. Therefore, boiling water will not have a great impact on the toothbrush, but it can almost kill 100% of bacteria.If you have an electric toothbrush, you can remove the brush head to do the above.

If there is dirt in the crevice of the toothbrush, it can be cleaned with dental floss or clean cotton thread, and then rinsed with water. Do not arbitrarily clean the toothbrush with disinfectant, so as not to cause unnecessary trouble .

2.Warm salt water immersion method

Salt water is a substance that belongs to a catalytic reaction and acts as an electrolyte. Before cleaning, we first prepare warm water, pour two tablespoons of salt into the water, and put the toothbrush that needs to be cleaned into the water. Waiting for the bubbles to appear, it means that the toothpaste on the toothbrush is dissolved in the water, which also marks the completion of the cleaning of the toothbrush.

3.Habit-building method

After brushing your teeth, try to rotate the toothbrush vigorously in the water to achieve the cleaning effect. When brushing your teeth, try not to squeeze too much toothpaste, generally pea-sized toothpaste is enough. When brushing your teeth, try to brush as quickly and effectively as possible, and turn the toothpaste into foam as much as possible, so that it is not easy to adhere to the toothbrush.

4.Hydrogen peroxide soaking method

Experts suggest that families with conditions can soak the toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide for 4-5 hours, or soak it in 0.1%-0.5% peracetic acid disinfectant, and then rinse it with running water.

5.Using the toothbrush sterilizer method

The toothbrush sterilizer can be used as a toothbrush holder, and it automatically starts to use ultraviolet rays to sterilize when the toothbrush is put back, and automatically turns off after a few minutes. It can kill 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses on the toothbrush, which is more convenient.

The above methods are applicable to both electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes. The electric toothbrush only needs to remove the brush head to operate.

Finally, don’t forget to change your toothbrush at least every 3 months. Even if you can solve problems like bacteria and viruses on your toothbrush,BUT after the toothbrush has been used for a long time, the local bristles will be deformed, expand outward and become barb-shaped, which will cause damage to the gums after brushing.

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