Does it really make a difference what kind of toothbrush you use, as long as you brush your teeth? Of course, brushing your teeth with either an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush is better than not brushing at all, but electric toothbrushes really do have some advantages over manual brushes. Read on for some reasons why you may want to switch.
The advantages of electric toothbrushes over manual
Research has shown that electric toothbrushes really do a much better job keeping teeth clean than manual brushes do, and those who use electric toothbrushes have been shown to keep their natural teeth longer than manual toothbrush users. Look for an electric toothbrush with a head that rotates in different directions, to really get a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums.
Electric toothbrushes are also a great option for people with arthritis or other issues that cause dexterity problems. Many of the fancier electric toothbrushes also offer other ways to help you to have good oral health. These features include letting you know that you have been brushing for 2 minutes (the recommended amount) and letting you know that you are brushing too hard. Some even come with an app that monitors your brushing habits and tells you how you can do better!
If you are trying to save some money, you may wonder why you should bother investing in an electric toothbrush, when manual toothbrushes only cost a couple of dollars. However, there are so many advantages to an electric toothbrush that once you get one you will be convinced that it is a good investment. And, the cost of electric toothbrushes keeps going down even though the quality remains good.
You may be surprised what a difference an electric toothbrush can make – your teeth and gums will be healthier, and your teeth will feel noticeably cleaner. Brush often and thoroughly, and don’t forget to schedule your cleanings with Arlington Dental Aesthetics in Arlington or South Riding Smiles in South Riding. Call the Arlington office at (703) 527-1020 for an appointment today!