The Breakdown of Manual or Electric Toothbrushes with Our Chino CA Cosmetic Dentist
Over the past few years, many people have been switching to an electric toothbrush. You'll find the users that swear it to be the best toothbrush available, but how do you know if it's true that an electric toothbrush is better than a manual one? We're diving deep into the differences, pros and cons with the help of our Chino CA cosmetic dentist at Bright Smile Dental Care.
Purpose of a Toothbrush
The main purpose behind the toothbrush is to keep your teeth clean by removing harmful bacteria and any food particle buildup that may be lingering on your teeth. It's also used to stimulate the gums and keep them healthy. Most toothbrushes accomplish these tasks if used properly.
There are many advantages to using a manual toothbrush:
• They are low-cost and readily available
• You can take them anywhere easily
• You can easily adjust the amount of pressure on your teeth and gums
• Kids can use them safely
There have been some circumstances where an electric toothbrush has been recommended. If a person is unable to thoroughly clean their mouth with a manual toothbrush, switching to electric might be beneficial. In addition, elderly people or those with limited dexterity may find that cleaning with an electric toothbrush is easier for them.
Choosing an Electric Toothbrush
If you find it easy or better to use an electric toothbrush, there are some things you’ll want to look for before making a purchase:
• Look for rotating-oscillating bristles for the best clean
• Don’t focus too heavily on price. Even the lower cost models can clean teeth well
• Don’t spend time obsessing over the features. Many of them don’t offer additional value to the cleanliness of the teeth
No matter which type of toothbrush you choose, be sure you brush your teeth at least twice daily. It is preferable to brush after each meal to thoroughly remove all food particles and debris from the teeth. In addition, replace your toothbrush every three months or as soon as the bristles are no longer straight and firm. This gives you the best chance at having a clean mouth.
If you're unsure which toothbrush is the best choice for you, feel free to talk to Dr. Bhandari, our Rialto, CA cosmetic dentist at your next check-up and we'll happily discuss what toothbrush will work best for your smile. Everyone's dental care is unique! Call Bright Smile Dental Care at (909) 364-1330 to schedule your appointment with our team today.