An electric toothbrush’s rotating head features bristles that can reach further. This is due to the combination of motion and equal pressure from the brush itself. Equal pressure is important, too many manual brushers do a good job on one side of their mouth, a right handed person often brushes the left side of their mouth more thoroughly, but struggle to keep the other side of their mouth as clean.
Most electronic toothbrushes are set for equal time for each quadrant which ensures a better, longer brushing, and a clean feeling. Kids are often one of the biggest beneficiaries of electric toothbrushes. Many kids brush but don’t get all of the food buildup between meals. Kids with braces are especially susceptible to this happening. An electric toothbrush is a good compromise since you can count on it getting all of those hard to reach places that kids miss with manual brushing.
Although we mean well our manual brushing can often be too hard for our gums and our own good. An electric toothbrush not only times your brush, but also takes the guesswork out of teeth brushing too. An electric toothbrush is an excellent tool in the fight against gingivitis and gum disease in your mouth. An electric toothbrush can find those hard to reach places that you miss with a manual toothbrush. You are not just brushing longer and better but you are brushing smarter, too.
Bad breath is a symptom of food and plaque that have become lodged in the nooks and crannies between your teeth and along your gums. An electric toothbrush and regular flossing can work together to get rid of bad breath by finding and eliminating the food between your teeth. It is also important to go to your regularly schedule dental appointments. If you experience any issues between visits, make sure to call us. Noticing an issue at the first sign can save you problems in the long run.