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Manual vs electric toothbrush: This will help you make your decision

Electric vs manual toothbrush: This will help you make your decision

There are plenty of ways and effective brushing techniques that can support healthy gums and teeth; however, sometimes it can be difficult to choose the best toothbrush to suit your needs. Moreover, electric toothbrushes are still somewhat of a mystery to many people who might feel discouraged to try them out simply because they are unaware of their benefits.
This is not to say that manual toothbrushes don’t have their place in the modern world. On the contrary, the differences between the two seemingly opposing fronts are what make them unique, and thus suitable for different people. Here is how you can easily decide what type of toothbrush is perfect for you.

Benefits of electric toothbrushes

Benefits of electric toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes represent a positive step forward in the world of oral health by boasting a myriad of contemporary features that manual toothbrushes simply don’t have. Probably the most notable benefit lies in their versatility and the ability to serve a multitude of purposes and people with different conditions.
If you have sensitive gums or problems with arthritis, an electric toothbrush can allow you to maintain a safe and healthy brushing schedule, without the risk of damaging your teeth. Given the fact that modern electric toothbrushes have variable speeds, they can not only be of great use to people with sensitive teeth and gums, but can also ensure that you are providing an adequate amount of pressure.
An electric toothbrush is also excellent for children who may find brushing to be boring and tedious, allowing them to clean thoroughly and enjoy the process as well. Bear in mind that electric brushes are more expensive; however, they are also more of an investment into the future.

Benefits of manual toothbrushes

Benefits of manual toothbrushes

One of the main reasons why people stick to manual toothbrushes is because they feel like they have more control over the brushing process. Controlling the pressure and speed with which you brush your teeth is important, however, the manual toothbrush fails to reach the tiny nooks and crannies, or eliminate plaque the way electric toothbrushes do.
Another benefit of a manual toothbrush is that it is small, simple and compact, and thus easy to store and pack for travel. They are also significantly cheaper, although the fact that they need to be replaced quite frequently raises the suspicion whether or not they are actually economical. However, by using a brush sanitizer you can prolong the lifespan of your manual or electric toothbrush.

It’s not always easy finding the best solution that will ensure your teeth are strong and healthy, however if you combine regular flossing with your brushing regime, you can make great use of both an electric and a manual toothbrush. Be sure to weigh out the pros and cons and you will have no problems making the best possible decision for the future of your oral health.

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From Violight to Violife

From Violight to Violife

Our History

Fifteen years ago, a successful entrepreneur from New York City was reading a popular gadget catalog. He discovered a product he had never seen before. It was a household appliance that eliminated bacteria on one of the most widely-used items in the world: your toothbrush. The product in the catalog used ultraviolet light to kill germs; a technology used in hospitals, water treatment plants, and food preparation, but was hardly used in consumer goods.

Immediately, our entrepreneur had two thoughts. First, his business mind concluded that everybody brushes their teeth. Potentially this was a product for the masses! Second, his creative side knew that he could design a better looking version that people would be proud to put on their bathroom counter. You see, the appliance he found in the catalog was truly an “appliance”. All function, but no form. In fact, some would say the device was rather ugly.

He found electrical engineers, microbiologists, and product designers to help him build a UV toothbrush sanitizer that was beautiful, effective and affordable. After about a year of research and development, he asked me to join him. I had just sold my first company and I was looking for my next business adventure. I had a notion that this partnership had potential. You see, there was some history between us. Our entrepreneur is my dad.

A Company is Born

A Company is Born

On a spring day in 2004, in my suburban New York basement, we officially incorporated **Violight** and set out to build a few thousand UV Toothbrush Sanitizers. By that time, everything about the product was super cool. The world-renowned designer [Philippe Starck] furnished a sleek, beautiful toothbrush holder concept for the shell. The ultraviolet technology inside was tested and proven to kill 99.9% of germs on toothbrushes by the infamous NYU School of Dentistry. We built a small website with a Paypal shopping cart, and called a few catalogs to see if they would carry the item. We contacted a friend who had a small warehouse in New Jersey, and another friend who had some PR connections to help get the word out.

Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

The Violight Countertop UV Toothbrush Sanitizer (item #VIO100) was in production, just in time for Holiday gifting. Our hard work paid off in ways we could only dream about: TIME magazine named our sanitizer “One of the Coolest Inventions of the Year”, and Ellen Degeneres wanted 300 units for her ’12 days of Christmas’ audience giveaway. We were on our way!

As you can imagine, we outgrew our little basement office and needed to come up with more products, more distribution, and a bigger team to help us push forward. The next iteration was the Violight Travel Safe UV Toothbrush Sanitizer (item #VIO200)…designed with the same 99.9% germ-killing effectiveness as our countertop product in a convenient, portable case. Perfect for hotels, toiletry kits, office drawers, gym bags, and anywhere you take your toothbrush.

Fast forward a few years, and we were pioneers in UV personal care. Our next best seller was the Zapi UV Toothbrush Sanitizer, designed with bright colors and characters, to express your personal style while offering the same health benefits that made Violight famous.

What’s Next?

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After our focus on UV, we had a good handle on what made us successful: products that had great functionality with a unique sense of style. From the start these key factors helped us stand out. So we set out to bring these core values to other products that people use everyday. Our next item became our best seller, the Slim Sonic toothbrush. This little marvel had sonic power to rival the best power toothbrushes on the market. It’s price tag was under $20, and it came in dozens of trendy colors and patterns. Its mascara-style cap and compact size made it perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.

Soon we added other travel items like our personal humidifier and design-driven beauty accessories to the mix, and all of a sudden we weren’t just a UV company anymore.

A New Name

A New Name

The name Violight suited us well for many years, but sales of our new items were outpacing our UV sanitizers. Our products were part of our customer’s healthy, on-the-go, fashionable lifestyle. The ‘light’ in our name only pertained to a small portion of our product mix. It was time for a change.

We needed a name that would be recognizable to everyone that knew us, but reflect the new brand we had become. **Violife** was the perfect, natural evolution from **Violight**. We changed our name in 2013, refreshed our packaging and website, but kept our logo identical to make sure everyone still recognized the company they grew to know and love.

Today

Today

We’ve come a long way from our highly-styled UV sanitizers to our first set of solid-color Slim Sonic toothbrushes. Today, Violife products are sold in over 20 countries around the world, and we partner with some of the top retailers here in the USA.

Our products keep getting better through improved technology, great design, and higher quality than ever before. In 2017, we introduced Slim Sonic Basic. It’s the world’s first fashionable sonic toothbrush, and truly affordable at just $9.99! We hope you are as excited as we are about the next iteration of our growth. Since day one we have fostered a company with a great sense of family, fun, hard work, and amazing products. With millions of happy customers all over the globe, we are happy to share our Vio-‘life’ with all of you!

– Jonathan Pinsky
Cofounder and CEO

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

With so many options to choose from, deciding on the right style of toothbrush can present a conundrum. Are you juggling between a manual and electric sonic toothbrush? You may be asking yourself which brush cleans better or which one is right for you. Let’s demystify the dilemma and help you make an informed decision.

Sonic Cleans Faster and Better

Sonic Electric Toothbrush Cleans Faster and Better

Not wanting to keep you in any further suspense, an electric toothbrush provides the most thorough cleaning. Here come the figures that support that. With up to 22,000 brush strokes per minute, sonic toothbrushes are an awesome tool at removing dental plaque. Manual brushing with a regular brush will deliver only about 300 to 600 movements per minute. Sonic toothbrushes offer a lot more power for a lot less effort and a more thorough cleaning.

Electric Wins Again

Electric Wins Again

Doctors across the country have agreed that if you are looking for the most effective clean then you’ve guessed it – the sonic toothbrush wins again. In fact, studies have shown that it reduces dental plaque by more than 11% when compared to the manual toothbrushes. It is the easiest way to get your teeth clean and most effective indeed. As owners of sonic toothbrushes already know, it’s so easy to get it right—you simply let the electric toothbrush do the work for you!

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Helping Maintain Great Oral Hygiene

Helping Maintain Great Oral Hygiene

People with disabilities, arthritis or anyone unable to clean all surfaces of their teeth with a manual brush can benefit greatly from using an electric toothbrush. If you have difficulty brushing manually, a battery operated spinning toothbrush provides a convenient way to thoroughly brush your teeth at a press of a button. You simply place the brush inside your mouth and let the electric motion do the work, providing a thorough clean while maintaining good oral hygiene.

Attractive and Affordable

Attractive and Affordable

Although manual toothbrushes still remain significantly cheaper than electrics, the evolution of electric toothbrushes has made them more affordable and attractive. Electric toothbrushes may have been a luxury item many years ago, but these days they are perceived as affordable and a small yet great investment. This and other mentioned benefits are making the electric toothbrush more and more popular. Keep brushing and smiling!

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