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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Sola Smile Co
Photo of electric toothbrush at Sola Smile Co. in Austin, TXThe invention of the electric toothbrush has found a place in modern oral health as a more effective way of cleaning. Still, a question does arise regarding its efficacy over and above the manual one.

Effectiveness in Plaque Removal

Its ability to reduce plaque is one of its benefits. Studies have shown that this brush can more effectively remove plaque and food remnants than manual ones. This is especially beneficial for those struggling with thorough brushing due to limited dexterity.

Ease of Use and Built-in Timers

Electric toothbrushes are convenient in all aspects. They require less physical effort, and for this reason, people with conditions such as arthritis and other disabilities can take perfect advantage of them. Most of them even have built-in timers that can be used for not less than the full recommended two minutes, hence promoting proper oral hygiene habits.

Customization for Specific Needs

Electric toothbrushes come in various forms; some are made for sensitive teeth, and others include more than one cleaning mode. From soft-bristled models to multi-mode cleaning powerhouses, there is something that everyone stands to benefit from and fits his needs in an electric toothbrush. Some are even Bluetooth-enabled, through which they connect to smartphone apps for tips on how to brush or feedback about your habits.

Importance of Technique and Regularity

Although electric toothbrushes have many pros, it is worth admitting that their effectiveness will always mean using them with the proper technique and consistency. The most important thing should always be the proper technique of brushing your teeth, not what kind of toothbrush one should use, electric or manual.

After all is said and done, the best toothbrush is the one that is used properly and regularly. If the benefits of the electric toothbrush appeal to you, why not give one a try? If a manual toothbrush makes you feel comfortable and cleans your teeth thoroughly, that is fine, too. The point is to carry on with your daily dental routine and, of course, those dental visits! Do not hesitate to ask for advice on which toothbrush could work best to keep your smile healthy and bright!

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