Electric toothbrushes seem to be all the rave these days. Whether you are in the grocery store, local pharmacy or your local shop, electric toothbrushes seem to dominate the oral hygiene isles. But why is this? Is it aggressive marketing from manufacturer’s to push a more expensive product, or does it help and do a better job than a traditional toothbrush? We think so, and we are going to explain what the benefits are, and this way, you can make the best decision for your lifestyle and oral hygiene.
Benefits Of An Electric Toothbrush
- More Efficient Cleaning: Electric toothbrushes do most of the work for you including rotating and rotating brush heads. This will eliminate you from having to focus on these motions yourself. Simply turn the electric toothbrush on, and make sure that you hit each tooth and that is all. Let the electric toothbrush clean for you.
- Time: We are willing to bet that just about everyone reading this is guilty of not brushing your teeth for the proper amount of time. We know that you are busy, but you need to set out at least two full minutes in the morning and two full minutes in the evening for your teeth. Now, this is where electric toothbrushes win over traditional toothbrushes; most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers that will ensure you brush your teeth for a full two minutes.
- Safety: Another attribute that the majority of patients are guilty of is brushing too hard. Brushing too hard has some irreversible consequences such as gum damage and tooth enamel damage. You only get one set of gums and tooth enamel in your life so you want to protect them as long as you can. Most electric toothbrushes come with built-in pressure sensors that will notify you if you are applying too much pressure while brushing.
- Fun Factor: Let’s face it, an electric toothbrush is cool, and it feels good. It will also clean your tooth and gums better than a traditional toothbrush.
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Dr. Kami Marr and the team at Marr Family Dentistry will help you optimize your daily oral hygiene routine. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or consultation. We are here to help you and your loved ones with anything regarding your oral health.