One of the most important oral hygiene tips we can give you is to brush your teeth twice a day. This helps to prevent bacteria from building up and therefore helps you stave off the threat of gum disease. But did you know the type of toothbrush you use can make a huge difference too? Especially if you use an Electric Toothbrush.
If there is one thing our Dental Hygienist, Sophie is passionate about it is the use of an electric toothbrush.
Whilst manual toothbrushes do give a very good clean so long as you brush thoroughly and properly, for many people who struggle to adopt the best technique, an electric toothbrush can be far more efficient and effective.
An electric toothbrush provides a more total clean as it keeps not only your teeth but also your gums and tongue much cleaner and healthier. This results in an even better chance of staving off gum disease as well as other ailments like tooth decay and bad breath.
The reason for this is because the bristles of a manual toothbrush usually can not reach the parts of your mouth where plaque and tartar reside. As a result even people who diligently brush twice a day with a manual toothbrush can often leave these residues behind.
“An electric toothbrush provides a more total clean as it keeps not only your teeth but also your gums and tongue much cleaner and healthier”
By contrast an electric toothbrush has a rotating head with bristles that cover more of your teeth and gums as a consequence of its motion. It also applies the same consistent pressure on all sides of your teeth or gum. Something which might not necessarily happen through manual brushing given the difference in strength between your left and right hand.
In addition most electric toothbrushes provide an equal clean in terms of time too. Sometimes, especially if in a hurry, people might give one side of their mouth a good clean but not the other. The electric variety gives each of the teeth it is moved over a consistent quality of clean. Therefore doing the work for you.
This is particularly useful for those suffering from arthritis or general weak wrists. As well as for those with crowded, or indeed irregular, spaced teeth.
There are many types of electric toothbrushes available. Ranging from basic ones that cost between $30-$40 to state-of-the-art ones which cost upwards of $200+. Like anything else you get what you pay for, so performance, and therefore quality of clean, will depend on which one you buy.
Of course regardless of whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush nothing can beat getting your teeth professionally cleaned by our dental hygienist, Sophie.
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To find out more about the benefits of using an electronic toothbrush or to make an appointment to get your teeth professionally clean by Sophie please call us on 07 5443 2800.
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