Electronic toothbrushes help fight plaque
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth for at least three minutes per session, and a minimum of two times a day. But how many of us adhere to this? Are you able to do that with a manual toothbrush without your wrists and arms getting tired? Do you set a timer to let you know when three minutes have passed? Or do you wing it? Perhaps you didn’t even know that three minutes was the favorable time for teeth brushing. For most of us, brushing our teeth is such a standard routine that we never stop to think about whether or not we’re doing it correctly, and whether or not we can do a better job.
With an electronic toothbrush you don’t have to work as hard to clean your teeth, yet they get cleaned better. While some have built-in timers to encourage an accurate duration of brushing, others offer speeds that result in twice the cleaning power than traditional brushes. Electronic brushes have been on the market for over thirty years; however, they have become so advanced in their design and functionality that they’re no longer just for your teeth themselves- These devices actually help prevent gum disease. With a smaller head and lengthened neck, electronic toothbrush can even get into those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, like the backs of your molars and your gum line.
Are all electronic toothbrushes made equal?
The technology of electronic toothbrushes is becoming so advanced that there are models with special settings for sensitive teeth, gum massagers, whitening functions, and even ones with pressure sensors to let you know if you’re brushing too hard. While these may seem like unnecessary features for some, they’re the difference between proper oral health and potential mouth diseases for others.
Electronic brushes remove plaque more efficiently than their manual counterparts, and if you suffer from arthritis or other joint ailments and have limited mobility in your hands and wrists, these options allow you to receive proper cleaning without exerting yourself. If your gums have become sensitive, you’ve had multiple cavities in the past, or you simply want to increase your oral health, make an appointment to talk to your dentist today about which brands and bristles would best suit the needs of your gums and teeth.