If you’re interested in taking your oral health more seriously, there’s a lot of discipline you need to stay on track. You need to remember to brush twice a day, floss daily, use mouthwash, stay hydrated, and the list goes on.
But there’s one thing you can do that can make a massive difference in your ability to clean your teeth: swap out your manual toothbrush for an electric one. If you want to know why electric toothbrushes are so effective, here’s a little bit more information that you may find useful.
How Do Electric Toothbrushes Work?
Electric toothbrushes are either rechargeable or battery-powered, and use that electricity to vibrate and oscillate the head of the toothbrush. As a result, they can scrub a little more efficiently than a manual toothbrush can.
Why Are Electric Toothbrushes So Powerful?
As you may have guessed, the extra scrubbing action makes brushing your teeth much more efficient. Studies show that brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush gets them 17% cleaner than their manual equivalent.
They also require much less force on your part. The circular motion necessary to properly use an electric toothbrush can be tough to manage for children, or for those with dexterity issues.
Finally, your electric toothbrush may be able to do a lot of things a manual one cannot—timers and pressure sensors are common features of even the cheapest electric brushes.
Electric Toothbrushes’ Benefits for Kids
Electric Toothbrushes are a smart choice for everyone, but children in particular can benefit from using them. Many children don’t have the dexterity necessary to brush properly, and electric toothbrushes can make that process much easier.
Electric toothbrushes made for children also tend to include features that can make brushing more exciting! Some play music, while others connect to a game on your phone that your child can complete as they brush.
While they’re great for kids, people of all ages can benefit from using electric toothbrushes. If you want your oral health to be the best that it can be, it’s worth asking your dentist to recommend one.
About Our Practice
At Mayberry Dental, we believe that every patient deserves the smile of their dreams. To give them that, we combine our dental team’s decades of experience with the latest in dental technology to treat oral health problems with an effectiveness that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. We genuinely care about our patients, so we’ll treat you with the respect you deserve every step of the way.
If you have any questions about which toothbrush to use, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (703) 281-2111.