Do I Need an Expensive Toothbrush?

If you’re as obsessed with your teeth as we are, you know that brushing your teeth every day is key to oral health. And we make sure to brush and floss twice a day. But, do you ever wonder if you could be doing a little bit more for your teeth health?

Maybe you’ve been researching electric toothbrushes and wondering if they’re really worth it. Before you go out and buy one, make sure to do your research. There are so many options, and a manual toothbrush isn’t as useless as you may think. You may benefit from an electric toothbrush, or you could be fine with what you’re currently using. Keep reading to learn more about electric toothbrushes.

Easier to Use

Electric toothbrushes may be easier to use for some people, especially those who have mobility issues that affect their hands or fine motor skills. If you or someone you know has mobility issues that impact your ability to brush your teeth, like carpal tunnel, arthritis, or multiple sclerosis, an electric toothbrush could be a great addition to your dental health.

Timers

An electric toothbrush with a built-in timer can help you better gauge your brushing time, especially if you’ve been rushing through the process. Brushing your teeth long enough can help you remove most or all of the plaque from your teeth and gums.

Orthodontic Appliances

Electric toothbrushes can be quite helpful for people who have orthodontic appliances, like braces, because it makes reaching and cleaning some spots much easier.

People with appliances who already have good oral health may not be impacted, and it may not matter so much if you use an electric toothbrush or a manual one. But, if you have had issues with proper dental hygiene in the past, an electric toothbrush could make life with a new appliance easier on yourself.

Give us a call today at 212.246.8700 to schedule a consultation with us. We want to help you learn more about how to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, no matter if you use a manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush.

Posted in: Dental Technology, General Dentistry

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