electric toothbrushes, child brushing teeth with electric toothbrushGreat oral hygiene is not just essential for good oral health, it also has the ability to improve your overall well-being. Because it has been proven that electric toothbrushes help greatly in decreasing plaque and gingivitis, they are regarded as being more effective at cleaning your teeth than manual ones.

Many patients do not understand the importance of choosing the right toothbrush. Various oral health professionals encourage their patients to switch to electric. Electric toothbrushes ensure that mouths are kept as clean as possible – significantly reducing the risk of cavities and the chance of developing gingivitis. Those who use a manual toothbrush are more likely to brush too hard, damaging their gums and teeth.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

There are many different types of electric toothbrushes and they are all equipped with different features. The key benefits of electric toothbrushes are outlined below.

Brushing Timers

Built-in timers, a common feature of electric toothbrushes, advise you once you’ve brushed long enough that your teeth and gums are clean. This ensures that you are brushing for the correct amount of time to guarantee an effective clean.

Better At Removing Plaque

It’s been proven that electric toothbrushes decrease more plaque and gingivitis than normal toothbrushes. Studies have shown that plaque is reduced by up to 21% and gingivitis by 11%.

Healthier Gums

If an electric toothbrush is used properly, it should not damage your gums or teeth and instead improve your overall oral health.

Effective Vibration Techniques

The bristles vibrate/rotate to assist in removing any buildup of plaque you may have on your teeth or gums. The vibration of the bristles allows for a greater number of micro-movements when you brush your teeth. Oscillating (or rotating) electric toothbrushes are said to work better than vibrating ones.

Fun For Kids!

It can be difficult to get a kid to brush their teeth. Electric toothbrushes can be more engaging for a child and they make up for any lack of skill in brushing their teeth. They can also establish good cleaning and healthy practices in a child.

We have a range of electric toothbrushes available at Fraser Dental Centre. Make sure you pop in to talk to us about which one is best for you and for your children.