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Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushElectric toothbrushes have many benefits and it’s hard to go back to a manual brush once you’ve brushed with an electric toothbrush for a while. Electric toothbrushes (sometimes called power brushes), are a little bit pricier than manual brushes and they require battery charging, but we still think the pros outweigh the cons!

Electric Toothbrush Benefits

Below are a few of the benefits that an electric toothbrush can offer:

  • Electric Brushes Help You Apply the Correct Pressure – Many people struggle with knowing how to apply the right amount of pressure when brushing their teeth. Too often we see people who brush too hard struggling with worn away enamel or receding gums. Those who don’t brush quite hard enough don’t always brush away all of the plaque on their mouths, which can lead to cavities and tooth decay. With an electric brush, you can rest assured that the brush is doing all the work for you!
  • Electric Brushes Clean More Effectively – When using a manual toothbrush, the average adult can brush around 300 strokes per minute. With an electric toothbrush, this number can be increased from 7,000-10,000 strokes per minute! This will help you more effectively remove plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. In addition, many electric toothbrushes come with a timer built in to help you make sure you’re brushing for the full two minutes recommended by the American Dental Association.
  • Electric Brushes Are Easier for The Old & The Young – Smaller children and older people may struggle with brushing their teeth. It’s difficult for small hands or arthritic fingers to apply the correct pressure at the right angles. By using an electric toothbrush, brushing can become a much easier task for the demographics that sometimes struggle with brushing their teeth.

No matter how you choose to brush, make sure you’re doing it twice a day for two minutes each time. You should also be flossing and using mouthwash daily to maximize your oral healthcare routine! Lastly, it’s been recommended that you visit Severance Dental every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup. To make your regular dental appointment, please contact our Severance, Colorado office today.

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