If you’re not currently brushing with an electric toothbrush, what are you waiting for?  Electric toothbrushes do have significant advantages over traditional toothbrushes. Even though electric toothbrushes are typically more expensive and must be recharged, the benefits of the power toothbrushes far outweigh the negatives.

• Electric Toothbrushes Are More Effective: they improve the oral health 80% because they rotate so they remove plaque more effectively.  Electric toothbrushes are more effective because they have built in timers, which helps you to brush for the right amount of time.  Some electric brushes even will signal when it’s time to change quadrants of your mouth.

Electric Toothbrushes Apply the Correct Amount of Pressure: most people are not able to find the happy medium with a manual toothbrush as to how hard or how soft to brush their teeth.  They will either begin to experience gum recession or leave plaque behind by not cleaning their teeth thoroughly.  Electric toothbrushes prevent this problem because they do all the work for you and they have built in sensors that will stop the brush if it detects you are applying to much pressure.

• Electric Toothbrushes Are Great for Kids, Adults, and People with Limited Mobility: sometimes kids may find it difficult to brush properly as well as someone who has arthritis. Using an electric toothbrush doesn’t require a lot of movement which makes the process simpler and less challenging.

Electric toothbrushes are much easier to use and are known to produce better results.  Electric toothbrushes are preferred by most dentists. According to numerous studies the electric toothbrush has outperformed manual toothbrushes. When it comes to deciding whether to buy an electric toothbrush or not, it really depends on the user preference. 

If you have questions call or email me at Integrity Dental Care, PLLC (615) 445-8700 or email dr.jmitchell@integritydentalcares.com with any questions you may have.