APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (, in Apple Valley, is informing the public on the benefits of using a “sonic” toothbrush rather than a manual tooth brush.

The most significant benefit of a sonic toothbrush is its cleaning capability. Unlike a manual toothbrush, the bristles on the head of a sonic toothbrush rotate independently. This results in more powerful cleaning that is closer to the kind of tool that dentists and hygienists use for a teeth-cleaning. Users of a sonic toothbrush can expect cleaner and whiter teeth, as well as healthier gums and a reduction in gingivitis. When used properly it is more effective for removing food particles from in between teeth. It can also reduce bacteria levels in the mouth more effectively which gives the user fresher breath. On average, sonic toothbrushes vibrate at 30,000 to 40,000 strokes per minute.

An electric sonic toothbrush allows you to clean your teeth for the recommended amount of time. This is specifically helpful for kids who don’t brush their teeth long enough to clean away all of the food buildup.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated “We recommend that our patients use a sonic toothbrush, because it cleans better, and helps maintain better oral health. We think that’s a goal everybody should get behind.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit, or call 952-891-8484.