Electric toothbrushes have been gaining popularity and replacing normal toothbrushes in many households. You may be wondering what the difference is or why should you ditch your old toothbrush and purchase an electric toothbrush. The team at Tree City Family Dental wants you to make informed decisions about what products you choose to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine, so we have listed a few reasons to help you get more information about electric toothbrushes and their benefits!

Easier To Use

Many findings have shown that electric toothbrushes are easier to use for many people compared to a standard toothbrush. Once you have used an electric toothbrush a few times, the motion of brushing becomes more fluent and you don’t have to apply as much pressure. It has also been found that people with arthritis or other conditions that limit their range of motion prefer electric toothbrushes because it takes less movement without compromising a thorough brush. Parents have also noticed that letting their children use an electric toothbrush can make brushing a fun daily habit!

More Thorough Clean

Most people do not brush their teeth for the full duration of the time recommended by their dentist, but most of the new electric toothbrushes have a built-in two-minute timer that beeps every thirty seconds to help users brush evenly between the four quadrants. This helps ensure that all of your teeth are getting the proper cleaning time and you don’t jump from one quadrant to the next too quickly. Studies have been conducted comparing the two types of toothbrushes and found that electric toothbrushes are significantly better at removing plaque and gingivitis. They also do not harm your gums, which can happen with manual toothbrushes when users brush too aggressively or use too much pressure.

Which Should I Choose?

There are so many different types of electric toothbrushes and the Tree City team wants to help you make the right choice. Oscillating electric toothbrushes provide the most efficient plaque removal compared to other electric toothbrushes that simply vibrate. Some brands that offer oscillating electric toothbrushes include Oral-B, Philips Sonicare, and Pro-Sys. If you are looking to save a little money but still get an effective brush, there are some drugstore brands that fit the bill as well. Arm & Hammer, Quip, and Goby are all good purchase options that you could test without breaking the bank if you are still aren’t fully committed to switching!

We want to ensure that you are taking all the necessary steps to have excellent oral hygiene. If you are interested in switching to an electric toothbrush and have any questions or concerns, contact Tree City Family Dental today!