Electric toothbrushes can have real benefits for teeth and gums, but if you do not suffer from frequent cavities and take your time with your oral health practices, you may not need a “fancier” method to clean your teeth. Consider these factors:
1. Electric Toothbrushes are Fast – An electric toothbrush cleans quickly with bristles that constantly rotate, ridding the teeth of plaque with added power. These newer toothbrushes are sometimes a hit among children because they can make brushing teeth fun. However, both children and adults with sensitive teeth and/or gums may not enjoy the vibrations of an electronic toothbrush. If you take your time and are thorough with a non-electric toothbrush (and floss), you might get the same benefits.
2. Traditional Brushing and Flossing Are Effective – You can keep your teeth and gums clean with a regular toothbrush and floss by taking extra time to do the job effectively. If you tend to be hasty with your oral care, an electric toothbrush can provide peace of mind, and better cleaning.
3. Electric Toothbrushes Can Improve Oral Health – The Journal of the American Dental Association has stated 80% of patients received improved oral health from using an electric toothbrush. By keeping your teeth clean you can prevent decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Sometimes people who are predisposed to getting cavities see real benefits by introducing an electric toothbrush into their routine.
Whether brushing with an electric toothbrush or using the “traditional” method, regular checkups and cleanings can guarantee better oral and overall health. Call the dental professionals in Bowmanville at Ohana Dental Clinic. We want to help you catch problems before they become painful, and are proud to provide gentle, caring dentistry. We can be reached for a consultation or appointment at (905) 697-3440.