There’s an assumption that electric toothbrushes win over a standard manual toothbrush and while many studies show this is in fact the case, the truth is it depends on the person. Some work better with a softer manual brush where they have more control, and lots of us love electric as it gives us more power with less input. To find out what works best for you come to Aardent Dental Centre for a consultation, and in the meantime, here are some benefits to incorporating an electric toothbrush into your oral hygiene routine.
The main bonus of using an electric toothbrush is that it quickly and easily loosens plaque from teeth and gums, ensuring that each brushing session is more effective in keeping your teeth clean and gum disease free. It does this with an oscillating movement across the surface of the teeth that effectively loosens plaque. While you can get the same results with a manual toothbrush, the motion of an electric one means it more consistently shifts plaque with each brush. An electric toothbrush is also less likely to damage the teeth and gums through overzealous brushing.
A thorough clean
All toothbrushes are designed to wiggle into those hard to reach places and clear the gaps of food and plaque. Electric toothbrushes add an extra dimension to this by having a smaller, moving head that can fit into small spaces and weed out the contents. When you combine a good brushing technique with the mechanical motion of the head you end up with a better clean in an easier fashion than a manual approach.
Perfect for those that need a helping hand
An electric toothbrush is great because it does most of the work, but this approach is particularly helpful for those with limited dexterity or a physical disability. By imitating the circulating motion of the hand, an electric toothbrush allows you to limit the amount of movement you need to carry out while still providing a thorough dental clean. For advice on how they can be helpful for certain people feel free to visit Aardent Dental Centre to speak to one of our experienced team members.
Great for kids
One of the most important things each parent has to teach their kids is how to properly brush their teeth, and like most new skills it doesn’t always sink in straight away. If a child is having a little difficulty adapting to a manual toothbrush, it can be a great benefit to them to start with an electric one. It helps settle them into the toothbrushing routine, while ensuring they come away with properly cleaned teeth every time. For more tips on kids dental hygiene, or for a regular check-up, book a visit to your local dentist in Victoria Park today.
Reduced risk of gum disease
The end goal of teeth brushing is to keep our mouths clean and healthy. We do this by regularly removing the plaque build-up to reduce the risk of gum disease, or gingivitis. Electric toothbrushes can absolutely be a great help for those who need a little more assistance.