Rotating-Oscillating Electric Toothbrush vs Sonic Toothbrush

Dreaming of that stunning, white smile which will make your friends and family jealous? Not one to blow our own trumpets, but dentists agree that an electric toothbrush is the best for your oral hygiene than a manual.

But with so many toothbrushes on the market how do you know what’s best? We’ll try to answer this question below.  


Sonic toothbrushes generally vibrate at 24,000 – 40,000 strokes per minute. In comparison, oscillating electric toothbrushes rotate at around 1,300 – 8,800 strokes per minute. 

Sonic technology provides a very thorough clean, because not only does it clean the surface of your teeth by breaking up the plaque then sweeping it away, but also the hard to reach areas of your mouth. Sonic pulse technology creates a powerful vibration influencing fluid dynamics. This forces the fluids and toothpaste in your mouth between your teeth and the gums creating an interdental cleaning action.

If you’re not used to this technology, it may feel a bit of tickling sensation on the beginning, but don’t worry you’ll get used to it and reap the rewards of sonic pulse technology.

Due to the higher number of strokes per minute and the fluid dynamics, sonic pulse technology can be more beneficial for overall oral health.


Rotating-oscillating electric toothbrushes use a back-and-forth rotating motion to cup each tooth and can be as fast as up to 8,800 strokes per minute. As mentioned any dentist will tell you that an electric toothbrush is always better than a manual.

Due to this rotating head, the brush can clean your teeth precisely and without unwanted pressure on your teeth. 


There are a lot of studies in favour of both sonic pulse technology and rotating-oscillating. But as it turns out, there’s very little scientific evidence which technology is in fact more effective. Opinions are divided, and experts can’t seem to reach an agreement. One thing professionals agree on, however, is that an electric toothbrush is more beneficial than a manual toothbrush.

Electric rotating-oscillating toothbrushes come with lower power than sonic toothbrushes, but due to the rotating head you can find them quite powerful in removing the plaque off your teeth. 

Sonic toothbrushes, on the other hand, are considered much more effective thanks to the high level of vibrations they provide. 


The Ordo toothbrushes come with a motor, which provides 25,000 Sonic Pulses (Ordo portable) and 40,000 sonic pulses (Sonic+) per minute generating a powerful cleaning action that accelerates plaque removal along the gum line and deep between teeth. We feel what sets sonic pulse technology apart from oscillating is its superior interdental cleaning through fluid dynamics and smaller brush head, which allows user to get to the back teeth.

We focused on the design of our products to turn them from something you need to use into something you want to use. Oral care should be simple and a hassle-free process and that is why we created our subscription service. Ultimately, it’s all about the good routine, technique and regular replacements! We try to offer everything you need at an affordable price exactly when you need it. Enjoy! ☺️