What Are the Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush?

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Finding the perfect toothbrush can sometimes be a overwhelming task. Why are there so many options for the same tool? Fortunately, an electric toothbrush may be the answer to nearly all of your brushing dilemmas. We’ve compiled some information to give you a few good reasons to consider switching to an electric toothbrush!

  1. Get a Deeper Clean

  2. It can be frustrating trying to eliminate the plaque and bacteria nestled in those difficult areas of the mouth using a manual toothbrush. In contrast, the rotating motion and bristles of an electric toothbrush make it a better tool for reaching those tough places. Plaque that isn’t properly removed can have lasting detrimental effects on your oral health and is one of the primary causes of bad breath. The more plaque you can remove while brushing at home, the better.

  3. Less Damage to Your Gums

  4. Many people struggle with brushing too hard. This can cause irreversible damage to your gums since this tissue does not grow back. With an electric toothbrush, you no longer have to worry about brushing too vigorously. Most electric brushes have a sensor that will automatically turn the brush off if too much pressure is applied. This eliminates the risk of damaging your gums and saves your arm some hassle!

  5. Brush for the Proper Amount of Time

  6. We should be dedicating at least 30 seconds to each section of our mouth when brushing. Unless you’re brushing with a timer, you likely aren’t spending this much time at your sink. Many electric toothbrushes are designed to notify you when it’s time to focus on another area of your mouth. Simply place the brush on each side of your mouth, top and bottom, for about 30 seconds each. With this feature, you’ll always get the same deep clean.

Ask Us for Recommendations!

Say goodbye to aimlessly wandering down the toothbrush aisle attempting to find your perfect match. Our team can give you recommendations concerning our favorite electric toothbrushes for you and your family. There are even some great kid-friendly electric toothbrushes that are sure to jazz up any child’s oral care routine. And remember, your routine cleanings are equally as important as your brushing habits. Schedule your appointment at Laulani Dental Care today.

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