Brushing your teeth two times a day for every day is important for good oral health and prevention of gum disease. But are you ever curious if you could be doing more for your teeth and their health? Maybe you’re considering upgrading to an electric toothbrush, but aren’t quite sure yet. Don’t run out to buy an expensive toothbrush set-up just yet. That’s because, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing the oral plaque which causes decay and eventual disease. Keep reading to learn more about electric toothbrushes and if you want to get one.
Electric toothbrushes are toothbrushes that have vibrating or rotating features to help remove plaque from teeth and gums. The vibration allows more micro-movements that clean your teeth every time you move your toothbrush. These can be useful, but are they necessary?
Effective at Removing Plaque
Many studies provide statistics that support the idea that electric toothbrushes do decrease the amount of plaque and gingivitis more than manual toothbrushes do. Consistency with brushing is key, and it may take a few months to really be able to tell your own results if you make the switch.
Easier to Use
Electric toothbrushes may be easier to use for some people, especially those who have mobility issues that impact their hands. If you are someone or you know someone who has mobility issues (including carpal tunnel, arthritis, developmental disabilities, or even multiple sclerosis) an electric toothbrush could be completely worth the price tag for you.
An electric toothbrush with a built-in timer can help you time your brushing and get the most out of your nighttime routine. If you brush your teeth long enough you can sufficiently remove plaque from your teeth and gums. If you rush through it, you may risk missing spots and leave plaque to gather.
Give us a call today at (863) 682-1500 to learn more about how to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. We can give you more information about toothbrushes, and help you make a good decision for your oral health.