The sonic toothbrush generally receives good ratings for its cleaning ability. Dental experts suggest that these high-speed options offer a better cleaning than manual or electric toothbrushes.
Sonic toothbrushes rank high for their high velocity of bristle movement, which successfully dislodges plaque on the tooth surface. They also rank high due to their flossing ability. The substantial motion of the sonic toothbrush creates a forceful movement of saliva, water and toothpaste in between the teeth, creating a flossing action even without dental floss.
Several companies make sonic toothbrushes, including WaterPik and Oral B. While the reviews among the individual brands vary, Phillips Sonicare brushes consistently receive high reviews.