Do you use an electric toothbrush? If not, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been on fence about switching to an electric toothbrush we’re here to help. Today we’re going to review the top 5 benefits of using an electric toothbrush.
1. An electronic toothbrush keeps your teeth, gums, and tongue cleaner and healthier
We’ve been taught to brush our teeth thoroughly ever since we were little. Despite our best efforts, though, we’re not brushing as thoroughly as we would like—this is due to the fact that the bristles on manual toothbrushes cannot reach to remove all of the plaque and tartar built up between your teeth.
An electric toothbrush’s vibrating head features bristles which can reach further thanks to the combination of motion and equal pressure from the brush itself. Equal pressure is important—far too many manual brushers do a good job on one side of their mouth (a right handed person often brushes the left side of their mouth more thoroughly) but struggle to keep the other side of their mouth as clean. That’s where our second benefit comes in…
2. An electric toothbrush makes for longer, more thorough teeth brushing
Most electronic toothbrushes are set for equal time for each quadrant which ensures a better, longer brushing and a great, clean feeling.
Kids are often one of the biggest beneficiaries of electric toothbrushes. Many kids brush but don’t get all of the food buildup between meals. Kids with braces are especially susceptible to this happening. An electric toothbrush is a good compromise since you can count on it getting all of those hard to reach places that kids miss with manual brushing.
3. An electric toothbrush does the work for you
Old habits die hard. Although we mean well our manual brushing can often be too hard for our gums and our own good. An electric toothbrush not only times your brush (as stated above) but takes the guesswork out of teeth brushing too.
4. An electric toothbrush is a great way to fight gingivitis and gum disease
An electric toothbrush is an excellent tool in the fight against gingivitis and gum disease in your mouth. How? An electric toothbrush can find those hard to reach places that you miss with a manual toothbrush. You’re not just brushing longer and better but you’re brushing smarter, too.
5. Using an electric toothbrush can help you get rid of bad breath
Bad breath is a symptom of food and plaque which have become lodged in the nooks and crannies between your teeth and along your gums. An electric toothbrush and regular flossing can work together to get rid of bad breath by finding and eliminating the food between your teeth.
Where can I buy an electric toothbrush?
Dr Psaltis recommends Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes. We have them available for patients, too. Give the office a call at (212) 501-8777 or send us a note via the form below to inquire about purchasing one.
I purchased a Sonicare Diamondclean from Dr Psaltis’s office and I love it. I’ve been using a Sonicare for a long time, but the new Diamondclean is a big improvement. I especially love the travel case that charges the brush via a USB cable.
Brian J., patient since 2010