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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

January 12, 2022 8:40 pm | Published by

When you go to the store to purchase a toothbrush, you’re likely to be presented with an array of options, including electronic toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes clean teeth and gums just like a manual toothbrush, but the commonly asked question of whether electric toothbrushes are better still remains.

To promote good oral health, you should brush twice a day for two minutes each time, whether using a manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush. However, electric toothbrushes do have benefits that manual toothbrushes do not, leading many people to think they’re better.

Personalized Cleaning

Due to the technical features, electric toothbrushes are easy to personalize. With parts like brush shapes, different brush head sizes, and functionalities like pulses or pressure to accommodate individual needs, the experience of brushing your teeth has never been better to get plaque and sticky film off the surface of your teeth.

Effective Cleaning

A personalized toothbrush also provides the ability for effective cleaning. Electric toothbrushes have timers that let you know you’re brushing for an entire two minutes each time or can notify you when to move to another quadrant of the mouth. Some advanced electric toothbrushes will also give warning signals or reduce speed if there’s too much pressure placed when brushing.

Overall, an electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth quick and easy and keep your teeth and gums clean. Using an electric toothbrush may also better fight gum disease and plaque build-up.

If you need help deciding which electric toothbrush to purchase, our Vista Ridge Family Dentistry team would be happy to help provide you with personalized recommendations. We strive to help all our patients take the best care of their smiles in and outside of the office. We also offer an array of dental services to enhance and help your smile to stay healthy!

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