Electric Toothbrushes: Yes, No, Maybe?

toothbrushelectricpasteWhen it comes to certain aspects of your oral health, we can answer with a definitive “yes” or “no.” For instance, if you ask us if sugar is good for your teeth, we will say no. If you ask us if you need to come in for cleanings and checkups, we will say yes. However, if you ask us whether you should use an electric toothbrush for your dental hygiene at home, we can only respond with, “maybe.” Why isn’t this a yes or no? It’s because the toothbrush you use is a matter of preference based on comfort, your habits, the effectiveness of the products with your unique use, and so on. Fortunately, we can help you decide whether putting your manual brush aside for now might be a good fit for you. Learn more.

If Your Smile Isn’t Getting Clean Enough

There’s a long list of potential reasons for why you may have difficulty removing sufficient plaque from your teeth during dental hygiene sessions. For instance, your arm may cramp. Whatever the case, an electric toothbrush may help remove more plaque because it provides the motion (so you don’t have to create the strokes with your wrist). It also happens to offer a dramatic increase in strokes per second – give it a try if you think it may help.

If You’re Experiencing Brushing Concerns

Perhaps you have a tendency to brush hard and furiously while you’re performing your dental hygiene. You know that it’s essential to use only light pressure but you forget because we are all creatures of habit. As a result, you may end up dealing with some concerns, such as receding gum tissue or sensitive teeth. An electric toothbrush can help with that because you don’t need to push – only guide. Give it a try and you may find it’s a better option for you.