It is common knowledge that brushing your teeth twice a day helps to keep your oral cavity clean and healthy. However, did you know that using an electric toothbrush can help you achieve a more thorough clean? At Oradental, we recommend the use of an electric toothbrush as it can provide many benefits for our patients. Depending on your oral health condition, we will advise if this is suitable on a per patient basis.
Decreasing Plaque/Inflamed Gums
Using an electric toothbrush has been found to be more effective than using a manual toothbrush. Research from a study showed that using an electric powered toothbrush could reduce plaque by 11 percent after a few months. It could also reduce plaque by 21 percent after three months of use. The study’s research further revealed that an electric toothbrush could decrease gum inflammation by 6 percent after a few months of use.
Ease of Use
The simplicity of the powered toothbrush is that it provides the brushing action for you. All you need to do is power the electric toothbrush by charging it. When ready to brush turn it on and hold it at 45-degree angle. When in place, guide it along the surfaces of your teeth. Electric toothbrushes are easy to use and do the work for you!
Advantageous for Those with a Limited Range of Motion
Since electric toothbrushes do the work for you, they can be beneficial for those with a limited range of motion. This can be a suitable solution for people suffering from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or developmental disabilities.
High Tech Advantages
The electric toothbrushes available today have benefits and features to help you achieve a deep clean. Thanks to technology, some power toothbrushes have sensors to signal when brushing becomes too rough and some have timers to indicate when you have finished brushing. Other electric toothbrushes have various brushing modes for sensitive teeth, teeth whitening, and more!
Make brushing your teeth easier with an electric toothbrush. Consult with our dental team located in Scarborough and Toronto if an electric toothbrush is right for you!