There are several reasons we prefer an electric toothbrush over a manual toothbrush for our patients.
- It is proven that using an electric toothbrush removes plaque and reduces gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) better than a manual toothbrush.
- Using an electric toothbrush will minimize recession of your gums, abrasion of your enamel, and abrasion of the roots of your teeth that are exposed.
- Electric toothbrushes are easier to manipulate for those patients who have arthritis or any other dexterity issue.
We recommend using an electric toothbrush to our patients and often get asked which one is the best? It is a personal preference between the sonic toothbrushes and those that have vibrating heads. All types are proven to be better for your dental health than manually brushing. At your next dental cleaning our hygienists are very well versed on the topic of electric toothbrushes and would be happy to go over the various types and differences between them.