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Electric Toothbrushes – 3 Things You Need To Know

Technology, it is all around us. In fact, the 21st century has already been named the era of science and technology. You are probably reading this blog on your smartphone, with your wireless earbuds in, all while listening to SiriusXM radio. Technology offers convenience, saves time, gives us access to a plethora of information and has even been shown to have a positive effect on dental health.

Better Oral Health

Philips Sonicare says that just 1 minute of brushing with their electronic toothbrush would take a person brushing manually for 1 month to make the same amount of brush movements. Electric toothbrushes are scientifically proven to remove more dental plaque, bacteria and stain than manual brushing alone. Patients who use an electric toothbrush have less dental decay and less gingivitis than those who use a manual toothbrush.

Ease Of Use

With an electric toothbrush you can almost forget proper tooth brushing technique altogether. Forget brushing in small circles and you do not have to worry if your back and forth scrubbing motion will cause gum recession. 

Simply, turn the brush on and place it on your teeth.  Aim for the areas where your teeth and gums meet, the gumline. Most electric toothbrushes have a built in timer to let you know how long to brush and some will even give you a warning signal or reduce speed if you are pressing too hard while brushing. 

With a thicker brush handle, there is more surface area for those suffering from limited dexterity (children, people with arthritis or carpal tunnel, even stroke patients) to be able to grip and use an electric brush much easier than struggling to grip a thin manual toothbrush handle.

Affordability And Availability

As we approach 20 years in this century of science and technology, electric brushes have become very affordable at all price points, ranging from as little as $40 to $240. You can find them in CVS, Target, even Macy’s Department Store. As consumers we are always looking for the latest and greatest, electric toothbrushes have quickly become the gold standard in dental health. 

At Dental Design we strive to offer our clients with the latest dental technology to provide exceptional oral health care. We highly recommend you invest in an electronic toothbrush to achieve optimal oral home care. If you have any questions about brush selection please speak with your dental hygienist or dental assistant when you are visiting the office.