If you’ve been considering switching to an electric toothbrush, we recommend taking the leap. Here are five reasons why:
Easier to use
Using an electric toothbrush is extremely easy. They are designed to mimic proper toothbrushing technique with minimal effort needed by the user. Simply place the brush against your tooth, and the brush does all the work!
More effective cleaning
With an electric toothbrush it is possible to remove much more of the plaque and food particles that brushing is supposed to address in the first place.
An electric toothbrush can combat the bacteria that cause bad breath much more effectively than a standard manual toothbrush. This is because the spinning heads can reach certain spots and crevices inside of your mouth that are not as easy for a regular toothbrush to get to.
Most electric toothbrushes have a built-in timer that beeps to alert the user that they have been brushing their teeth for the proper amount of time. Most people who use a manual toothbrush do not hit the full two minute mark that is recommended by the ADA. Some models can even be configured to beep every 30 seconds, allowing you to spend equal time on each quadrant of your mouth.
Electric toothbrushes can seem much more fun to use. This is extremely important for getting children to be excited about brushing their teeth. Getting kids to set healthy brushing habits early on helps set them up for a lifetime of oral health success.
Regular brushing with an electric toothbrush can decrease your need for certain types of cosmetic dentistry. Call us today to set up your next appointment!