Electric and Manual Toothbrushes

Electric and Manual Toothbrushes

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The world of oral healthcare can be a complex one. Many of us leave the dentist office chastened by the commandment to brush and floss more frequently and better – but we may also have questions related to exactly how that works. We maybe asked some of these questions in the chair, but there wasn’t time to really go into everything!

Maybe you’ve thought about buying an electronic toothbrush, but you don’t quite know which one to buy. There are a lot of choices on the market, and it’s not as simple as just ducking into the store and picking up the first one you see.

Teethmates provides tips to our online customer base about how to care for your teeth daily and what’s going to make the most sense for your particular routine. We do this because we want your smile to stay beautiful over time!

Should I Buy an Electric Toothbrush?

Go on our website, and you’ll see some of the best advice about whether to purchase an electric toothbrush and use it daily to increase your dental health. Too many Americans do not practice good oral health care, and so we are trying to get the word out to show how to keep your teeth in great health!

As a spoiler alert, we’ll say that in general, dentists recommend the two-minute brushing rule – that you brush for two minutes each session. You can do this with either an electric or a manual toothbrush.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

With that said, electric toothbrushes do come with a range of potential benefits.

Some models are more likely to remove greater amounts of plaque than a manual toothbrush can do on its own. Many of them have built-in timers that also enforce that two-minute rule. They sort of automate some of the process by which you practice your oral home care. That can be valuable, and so while you may not strictly need an electric toothbrush, it can lead to better oral health. That’s true of mouthwash, too – while some studies may indicate that Listerine and similar products are far from a silver bullet, clearing away additional plaque is never a bad thing!

Our website has a lot more on this and other elements of oral health. Take a look and get the information that you need to handle your health the right way! There’s a lot to learn, and not everyone has taken the time to really understand how tooth cleaning works, and why it’s important. Visit our “Ask Dr. Greg” series and other resources at Teethmates, to get serious about getting the best oral home health plan in place.

About the Author Dr. Greg

Dr. Greg's experience in dentistry spans over 25 years serving patients of all ages. He's an advisor to www.emergencydentistsusa.com and a consultant to many professional dental projects.