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Is An Electric Toothbrush a Better Choice for a Healthy Smile?

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Brushing and flossing are the two best things you can do to protect your teeth and maintain your oral hygiene. The food particles that build up in your mouth promote the growth of harmful bacteria, and as these bacteria multiply they can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and bone loss.

An ordinary toothbrush and box of floss is a good start, but you can take your oral hygiene to the next level with an electric toothbrush.

Better Cleaning Action

Electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing food particles and plaque than manual toothbrushes. The mechanical brush strokes clean more surface area – it’s said you can get up to a month’s worth of manual brush strokes in just two minutes with an electric toothbrush! In addition to better cleaning action for your teeth, studies have shown electric toothbrushes can further reduce gum disease over manual brushes.

The value of an electric toothbrush is even more pronounced for individuals who may have trouble with dexterity. Children and the elderly can greatly benefit from an electric toothbrush because the brush does most of the work with more brush strokes and covering more surface area than a traditional toothbrush.

When you brush with a normal toothbrush, it can also be hard to know how much pressure to use. Too little pressure can leave food particles behind, while too much pressure could damage your enamel and gums. Some models of electric toothbrushes have indicator lights that will shine if you are brushing with too much force.

Easy to Use for Every Member of the Family

Getting kids to brush their teeth can often be a struggle. Even when kids do brush, they often do not brush effectively or long enough to remove all the plaque and food particles from their teeth and gums. An electric toothbrush can be a fun incentive to encourage kids to brush.

Dentists recommend that children and adults brush their teeth for two full minutes, but that can be tiring with a traditional toothbrush. An electric toothbrush does all the work so you can stick with it and get your teeth cleaner, with a built-in timer to alert you when the two minutes are up.

Less Work with Better Results

If you are brushing with a traditional toothbrush, making the switch to an electric version carries a host of benefits.

Electric toothbrushes provide better results with less work. They are easy to use, and can get your teeth and gums cleaner than a regular brush. Perhaps even more important, an electric toothbrush has been proven to better reduce plaque and increase healthier gums. The result is a whiter smile, a more confident attitude, and improved oral hygiene for you and your family.



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