Why Choose an Electric Toothbrush?
If you are brushing and flossing your teeth daily, you obviously care about your oral health and are to be commended! Manual toothbrushes are good ol’ faithful when it comes to dental care. However, why not consider bringing your teeth cleaning endeavors to the next level and ask, “Why choose an Electric Toothbrush?”
1. Removes More Plaque:
Plaque is the white, filmy stuff that builds up on our teeth when we haven’t brushed in a while. If left on the teeth, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and eventually lead to gum disease and/or tooth decay. For further information on this, please read this helpful article! That is why it is so important to brush- and brush well! This is where an electric toothbrush really outdoes the manual, since its head spins at a faster and more thorough rate than your hand with a manual can.
2. Easier on Your Gums:
A common problem many patients have is recession which can often be caused by brushing and scrubbing too hard. Thankfully, an electric toothbrush does the work for you. Some even have a pressure sensor which alerts you when you are exerting too much force.
3. Built-In Timers:
You say you brush, but for how long? In this busy world, we may not realize how distracted we are while brushing and fail to do a thorough job. 2 minutes is the recommended time by dentists for a complete brush. Electric toothbrushes have built it timers so you have peace of mind in knowing you are brushing for a proper amount of time.
4. Easier to Maneuver:
Do you have carpal tunnel, arthritis, or something else that can cause limited mobility? As was stated above, an electric toothbrush does most of the work for you. All you have to do is hold it, meaning less movement of the wrist, hand, ect.
Let Us Help You Choose!
We can help you to decide the best choice- electric or manual. Our goal is to help you achieve your best oral healthcare yet! Make sure to schedule your next appointment or visit our website for more information!