Does using an electric toothbrush really make a difference? It turns out that the answer is “yes!” Of course, brushing your teeth with any kind of toothbrush is better than not brushing at all – but for maximum clean and healthier teeth, you may want to switch to an electric toothbrush. Read on for some of the benefits of electric toothbrushes!
Why are electric toothbrushes better?
It isn’t just the opinion of those who prefer electric toothbrushes – studies have shown that electric toothbrushes do a much better job of cleaning teeth than manual brushes do. Studies also show that those who use electric toothbrushes tend to keep their natural teeth longer than manual toothbrush users do.
One reason electric toothbrushes work so well is that they are designed with rotating heads or other features that allow you to clean your teeth thoroughly, in all different directions at once. However, many electric toothbrushes go beyond just brushing – some can tell you when you have brushed for 2 minutes (the recommended amount of time for brushing), and/or they can tell you when you are brushing too hard. You can even get an electric toothbrush that comes with an app, which will monitor your brushing habits and tell you how you can improve.
If you are on a budget, you may wonder why you should bother paying more for an electric toothbrush when you can get a manual toothbrush for a couple of dollars or less. You should know that the price of electric toothbrushes keeps going down while the quality remains high. Investing in an electric toothbrush may also save you money (and pain) at the dentist in the long run.
Once you start using an electric toothbrush you may wonder how you ever got along without one. Your teeth and gums will be healthier, and your teeth will feel noticeably cleaner from the first time you use it. Take good care of your teeth by brushing thoroughly and often, and make sure to see your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleaning. Call Dr. Samuel Jirik in the Cabot, Arkansas, office for an appointment today, at (501) 843-9561!