Electric toothbrushes are becoming more and more popular in 2022. You may be asking yourself if they are really better than your old plastic toothbrushes? Many electric toothbrushes are recommended by the ADA and by dentists far and wide. While there are pros and cons to everything, here are some positive reasons for switching to electric toothbrushes.
Brushing your teeth with any toothbrush can help to remove plaque but using an electric toothbrush has vibrating and rotating bristles that allows for more micro movements every time you move the brush across your teeth. With more ‘power’ electric toothbrushes offer more options for people. Getting into those hard to reach areas of your teeth with an electric toothbrush can remove more food particles. Without food particles resting on your teeth you can avoid infections.
Electric toothbrushes have also been proven to help gum health. Some may believe that electric brushes hurt your gums, but with proper brushing habits it should actually help gum and enamel health. Preventing gingivitis and gum disease is just one of the many benefits of using electric. Not only will they help you to brush longer, they help you to brush better and treat both sides evenly.
Can My Teeth Appear Whiter?
While electric toothbrushes can not make your overall whiteness better like professional bleaching can. Correct brushing with an electric toothbrush can make your teeth appear whiter by removing surface stains.
Some brands even offer whitening modes on the toothbrush itself.
Those With Limited Mobility
Because the bristles move on their own, these toothbrushes can actually be a better option for older individuals or those with limited mobility. Electric toothbrushes are easier to handle while still getting the job done with less hand work.
Better For Children
Studies found that electric toothbrushes were the best option for children who were having their teeth brushed by a parent but were able to brush on their own. Talking to your child’s dentist is the best idea when you are wondering if switching to electric. They can help you to know when it is appropriate to have your child start using one.
Since these toothbrushes are more reusable and rechargeable they are more environmentally friendly. Less plastic toothbrushes can create less waste in landfills and improve the environment. Replacing electric toothbrushes only requires you to replace the head and not the whole brush. Manual toothbrushes often need to be replaced around every 3 months causing more waste.
Dental Health With Northview Dental
Regular dental care is the true way to keep up on your oral hygiene. With regular cleanings, professional whitening, orthodontic treatment and more, you can leave our office with your perfect smile. While visiting the dentist may not be high on your list of things to do this summer, checking in on your enamel and gum health is important to reduce infection.
Teeth brushing can help keep your teeth looking good but it also prevents cavities and gum disease. Whether you need preventative care, cosmetic dentistry or jaw treatment, the Northview team is here to help. You can contact our office at anytime to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions.