Take a moment to think about your oral hygiene and habits. Are you brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing every single day? Do you make sure that you’re brushing your teeth and gums for two minutes? Also, what’s your tool of choice – the manual toothbrush or the electric toothbrush?
If you’re not using an electric toothbrush, you’re missing out! Here are 5 big benefits you can experience when you treat your teeth to a cleaning with an electric toothbrush.
It Cleans More Thoroughly – In spite of our best efforts, we might not get all of our mouth entirely clean when we go to brush our teeth. It can be easy to miss the hard-to-reach spots in the back, to forget the backs of our teeth, or to remember to brush our gums gently. Many times, manual toothbrushes can’t reach far enough to remove all of the plaque and tartar build-up between your teeth. An electric toothbrush, on the other hand, features a rotating head full of bristles, which can reach farther to get those hard-to-reach spots.
It Keeps You Honest on Time – Think about it. Do you really brush your teeth for a whole 2 minutes? It might feel like 2 minutes to you, but in reality, you might be brushing your teeth for only a minute or less. Most electric toothbrushes are set for two minutes, which helps you ensure that you’re giving your teeth, gums, and tongue proper attention.
It Does the Hard Work for You – If you tend to be a hard brusher, you know that brushing more softly is hard to do. That’s because old habits die hard. Electric toothbrushes will help do the hard work of brushing for you, all while exerting the proper pressure on your teeth and gums. This will make your gums feel much better and keep them healthier!
It Helps Fight Gingivitis and Gum Disease – We know that toothbrushes are essential when it comes to keeping our teeth and gums healthy and clean, but electric toothbrushes can really work to annihilate gingivitis and gum disease. It’s all because of their ability to find those hard-to-reach places that you might miss with a regular toothbrush.
It’s Great for Kids, Too! We know that brushing our teeth isn’t exactly a fun activity to do, especially for kids. Electric toothbrushes can take a seemingly boring, tedious task and turn it into something fun and healthy! Aside from helping your children clean all of the hard-to-reach spots in the mouth, electric toothbrushes will help them brush for the proper amount of time. Some electric toothbrushes will even play some of your kids’ favorite songs for the allotted time!
When you use an electronic toothbrush, you’re not only brushing better and longer – you’re also brushing smarter! There are several types of electric toothbrushes out there, so make sure that you do a bit of research before you purchase one. You can also call up your friends at Foley Dental Group if you have any questions or if it’s time for you to get your semi-annual cleaning at (618) 288-9670!