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MANUAL BRUSHES VS. ELECTRIC BRUSH

MANUAL BRUSHES VS. ELECTRIC BRUSH

Preventative dentistry is about more than just fillings and visiting your dentist a couple of times a year for an exam and cleaning. After all, the majority of your preventative care is done in your home as a part of your daily hygienic regimen. Many people use a standard manual toothbrush to remove the debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become widely popular in recent years, leaving some wondering whether one style is better than the other.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHICH TOOTHBRUSH SHOULD I BE USING?

While it is possible to efficiently brush your teeth with either a manual toothbrush or an electric one, the rapid movements of motorized versions may be more desirable when it comes to effectively removing plaque from the teeth and gum line. If you have questions about which toothbrush is best for you, speak with your dentist or hygienist about it during your next visit. He or she may recommend an electric brush with an oscillating head or a brush that includes a timer to let you know how long to brush.

WHAT TYPES OF RESULTS SHOULD I BE GETTING FROM BY TOOTHBRUSH?

Regardless of whether you choose an electric brush or a manual brush, it should be easy for you to maneuver in your mouth and behind your back teeth. If the head is too big, it may not be effectively removing plaque from your teeth. While also making sure that the bristles of the the tooth brush are not too hard.

MY ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH WAS EXPENSIVE. DO I NEED TO CHANGE IT AS OFTEN AS A MANUAL BRUSH?

In the words of the famous Alpha 5 from the Original Power Rangers….Affirmative. Your toothbrush (or in this case the toothbrush head) should be replaced every three to four months or whenever you notice fraying. However, most electric toothbrushes come with interchangeable heads. So, you won’t need to replace the entire device – only the brush head itself.

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