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3 Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

As more toothbrush manufacturers have started to sell electronic toothbrushes, there has never been a better time to ditch your manual toothbrush in favor of the new electronic model. There are electronic toothbrushes available in every price range, including some very affordable options sold in pharmacy and grocery stores near the manual toothbrushes that you already buy. Some other models are more expensive, but instead of replacing the entire toothbrush you only replace the head.

If you have considered buying an electronic toothbrush, you have many different options to choose from. Some are more effective at cleaning your teeth than others. Here are some of the benefits of an electronic toothbrush to consider as you make the switch.

Better Cleaning

It is impossible to replicate the level of cleaning that an electronic toothbrush can provide when compared to a manual version. The number of brushstrokes that a manual toothbrush can achieve is fairly limited. It involves calculating how many times you can move your hand around. By comparison, an electronic toothbrush can get hundreds of brushstrokes in only a few short minutes. This means that your teeth will be considerably cleaner after you start to use an electronic toothbrush. Many electronic toothbrushes also serve as timers, shutting off when the recommended two minutes of brushing is complete. This ensures that you brush your teeth for enough time to make a difference in your oral health.

Whiter Teeth

For many people, cleaner teeth mean whiter teeth. With less plaque and tartar buildup, the natural whiteness and brilliance of your teeth can really shine. They are even some electronic toothbrushes that have teeth whitening modes that can help you work towards creating a whiter smile. While you cannot expect the same results from an electronic toothbrush as a professional teeth whitening treatment, there are many reasons why an electronic toothbrush can complement your quest for a better smile.

Fight Gum Disease

An electronic toothbrush is better equipped to remove biofilm, plaque, and tartar. This can be an important factor in treating gum disease, even in its later stages. You can discuss how to best brush your teeth with your dentist or oral hygienist, who can give you tips about how to brush and protect your gums. Some electronic toothbrush models have settings for gums. Just be sure to check with your dentist first before using it on your teeth and gums.

Many patients start using an electronic toothbrush after someone gifts them one or they pick one up on a whim when it is on sale. Fortunately, electronic toothbrushes continue to become even more affordable. If you have questions about which model to choose, discuss your options with your dentist. Call SmileMakers Comprehensive Dentistry and make an appointment today: (330) 277-5498 or request an appointment and someone will contact you for scheduling.