Comfort, deep cleaning, whiter teeth or better health
Our Sonic lets you customise your clean with its four different modes
Personalise your routine with the Sonic Generation 8 Winner®
The Sonic Generation 8 Winner® (SG8) has four different cleaning modes, allowing you to customise your routine according to your requirements.
For comfort during brushing of tender teeth and gums
The Sensitive mode is for gentle cleaning, but don’t be fooled! Though the feel is soft, the clean is thorough. In fact, the Sensitive mode operates at the highest frequency, which equates to 42,000 strokes per minute.
You may be wondering how the highest frequency offers the gentlest clean. To understand this, we’re going to take you back to a physics lesson you probably had in school. Remember learning about the frequency and amplitude of sound waves? No, us neither! Don’t worry – we brushed up on it and we’ll explain how these two measurements have an impact on the SG8.
For stain removal and naturally whiter teeth
The Whitening mode naturally whitens teeth by ridding their surfaces of pesky stains. This mode has the lowest frequency and highest amplitude - a ratio that is optimal for enhanced mechanical cleaning and removal of surface stains.
For thorough cleaning of the entire mouth
The Active Deep mode is for thorough plaque removal. It has a lower frequency and a higher amplitude, so the sweeping motions are greater as is the disturbance of plaque. This mode is ideal for when you want a deep clean.
Frequency is the number of waves within a given period of time and amplitude is the height of those waves
In the context of a sonic toothbrush, the frequency is the speed at which the bristles move (i.e. the number of side-to-side movements they make) and the amplitude is the range of this motion (i.e. the width of the side-to-side movements of the bristles). While the Sensitive mode has the highest frequency, it also has the lowest amplitude. This means that the bristles are moving back and forth very fast, but their sweeping motion is narrow.
As a result, the teeth are efficiently cleaned but the restricted movement of the bristles provides you with more control over where the bristles come into contact with the teeth and gums.
This allows you to avoid sensitive areas and limit the occurrence of any irritation.
For relaxation and better health. An integrated breathing timer slows your routine down to increase relaxation and decrease blood pressure.
The Yoga mode is where we really show you how much we care about you. Don’t panic – we’re not suggesting you get into Downward Dog pose while brushing your teeth! Anyone can partake in edel+white’s Yoga mode. Many people practice yoga or daily meditation, both of which centre around breathing. The relationship between breathing and stress-relief has been well documented and is what inspired us to integrate a breathing trainer into the SG8.
Click here to read more about the SG8's Yoga mode.
For those of you interested in the physics of the brush, you can hear as well as feel the difference between the modes
When you turn the toothbrush on, you’ll hear a high humming sound, which indicates the high frequency and low amplitude of the Sensitive mode. As you cycle through the different modes, you’ll notice that the humming gets lower and louder as the frequency gets lower and the amplitude higher. You should also spot that there is no difference in sound between the Whitening and Yoga modes, as they operate at the same frequency and amplitude that is optimal for stain removal. Interesting, huh? We certainly think so!