Round For A Reason
Round For A Reason
A key part in the success of the Oral-B electric rechargeable toothbrush is attributed to our partnership with dental professionals, dental advisory boards and universities. Your input into all stages of product development, research findings, professional knowledge and experience led to the design of the small round brush head. Oral prophylaxis is considered the gold standard for plaque and stain removal. Therefore the brush head was designed to be similar to the professional dental instruments used for prophylaxis.
The Oral-B round brush rotates and oscillates. The cup-shaped brush head has a diameter of approximately 13mm with the bristle tufts placed in strategic positions. This allows the brush head to adapt to each tooth surface by cupping the tooth and reaching in between the teeth to aid in cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Patients are instructed to brush each tooth individually, following the morphology of the tooth. In addition, the length of brush and the small, round brush head allows access into other hard-to-reach portions of the mouth such as the back teeth and the lingual anterior surfaces.
Round Cleans Better For Healthier Gums
Round Cleans Better
Oral-B Power Superior Plaque Removal
Oral-B electric rechargeable toothbrushes are built with the fundamental understanding of how plaque is best disrupted and swept away from the tooth surface. The disruption and removal of plaque depends on the brush head motion, supplied by the drive motor in the handle, and the brush head design. The motion of the Oral-B electric rechargeable toothbrush is designed to not only disrupt the plaque biofilm, but to lift and sweep it away. High-speed photography and a robotic cleaning effectiveness demonstrated that the most effective interproximal space penetration occurs when toothbrush bristles change direction. Both the oscillation and rotating momentum by the motion of the bristles create high shear forces that help disrupt plaque biofilm on the tooth surface. In addition, the brushing action provided by oscillating-rotating-pulsating bristles leads to deep interproximal penetration that lifts and sweeps plaque away during both the forward and backward movements. The efficacy of the oscillating-rotating technology has been confirmed both in laboratory tests and in clinical trials relative to various manual toothbrushes and other electric toothbrush technologies.
Oral-B Electric Rechargeable Videos
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Oral-B iO was developed.
Oral-B iO features an iconic round brush head with oscillation rotations and micro-vibrations for a Sensational Clean.
Watch Dr. Liran Levin, professor of Periodontology, provide his experience using the Oral-B iO electric toothbrush.
Give your patients the chance to read all about the sensational clean they’ll get from Oral-B iO and what sets it apart from other Electric Rechargeable toothbrushes.
Download this Oral-B iO Social Toolkit for your office's social media accounts and let your patients know about the exclusive discount offered through your office on the new Oral-B iO patient oral care system.
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Introducing Oral-B iO Office Video
Oral-B iO Combines Oscillation Rotations and Micro-vibrations for a Sensational Clean Patients can't Resist.
Oral-B Electric Rechargeable Clinical Trials
Plaque Removal Evaluation of Oscillating-Rotating Electric Rechargeable Toothbrushes
Oral-B iO provides even greater plaque removal than a premium oscillating-rotating electric toothbrush
Plaque Removal Evaluation of an Oscillating-Rotating Electric Toothbrush with Microvibrations
This randomized controlled clinical trial demonstrated statistically significantly greater plaque removal for the novel O-R toothbrush with micro-vibrations versus a premium oscillating-rotating toothbrush in a replicate-use, single-brushing model.
Anti-Gingivitis and Anti-Plaque Efficacy of an Oral Hygiene Routine including Oral-B iO Oscillating-Rotating Electric Toothbrush, Stannous Fluoride Dentifrice, CPC Rinse and Floss: Results from a 12-week Trial
100% of subjects in the experimental group moved from “gingivitis” (>–10% bleeding sites) to a “generally healthy” state (<10% bleeding sites), per the World Workshop on Periodontology Gingivitis Case Definition,1 after 12 weeks of use compared with only 7% of the manual brush group.
6-Month Gingivitis Clinical Results: Oral-B iO vs. Sonicare Diamondclean
Key clinical takeaway: Oral-B iO provides greater gingival health and plaque reduction benefits than Sonicare.
Scientific Evidence Behind A Novel Oscillating-Rotating Electric Toothbrush With Micro-Vibrations
A summary of articles published by the International Dental Journal reviewing the effectiveness of OR technology compared to sonic and manual brushing.
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L'objectif de ce cours interactif est de fournir aux praticiens et aux étudiants dentaires une vue d'ensemble des maladies des tissus durs, des facteurs qui influencent le processus pathologique et des pratiques de prévention basées sur des...
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L'objectif de ce cours interactif est de fournir aux praticiens et aux étudiants dentaires une vue d'ensemble des maladies des tissus durs, des facteurs qui influencent le processus pathologique et des pratiques de prévention basées sur des preuves. Ce cours comprend des cas de patients comme contrôle des connaissances.
Independent Research Publications
In a historical review of clinical studies, the independent, not-for-profit Cochrane Collaboration concluded that electric rechargeable toothbrushes reduce plaque and gingivitis more than manual toothbrushing in the short and long term. Over 50% of the studies used a type of electric rechargeable toothbrush that had a rotation oscillation mode of action (where the brush head rotates in one direction and then the other).
The first North American Oral Health Scientific Review Panel meeting brought Thought Leaders together to form conclusion statements on oral health through a comprehensive literature review. The review highlighted the importance of evidence-based dentistry (EBD) and the role that properly designed, randomized, controlled clinical trials can play in measuring oral health outcomes. Read their independent conclusion of the systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies comparing oscillating-rotating and other powered toothbrushes.
Thought Leader Articles
Dr. Liran Levin, DMD, FRCD(C), FIADT, FICD Professor of periodontology, University of Alberta, Canada.
Jennifer Turner, RDH, BSC., Vice President, Dental Hygiene Operations 123Dentist