Using an electric toothbrush is an easy and effective way of cleaning your teeth. It was first developed in Switzerland in the late 1930s. An electric toothbrush also assists people with arthritis and muscle-control issues in maintaining their oral hygiene. Here are 5 benefits using one to take care of your teeth:
Electric toothbrushes move back and forth automatically to provide a cleaning action. All you have to do is direct it along your teeth. The vibration enables more micro-movements as you move the brush along your teeth. Electric toothbrushes can facilitate children in brushing more thoroughly.
Studies show that electric toothbrushes remove plaque more competently than manual toothbrushes. You can easily reach difficult places inside your mouth, like the black molars. Electric toothbrushes can substantially decrease the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Most people believe they brush their teeth for two whole minutes, but that almost never happens until you time yourself. Electric toothbrushes come with built-in timers to help you clean your teeth long enough to eliminate plaque from your gums and teeth.
Electric toothbrushes are great for people with limited mobility, such as those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and developmental disabilities. It facilitates them in brushing teeth effectively even if they are unable to grip and maneuver the toothbrush strongly.
Pressure sensors in an electric toothbrush alert you with audio and visual signals if you exert too much force while brushing. Brushing harder than the recommended force may cause severe injury to the gums or damage tooth enamel.
Electric toothbrushes are not only efficient oral hygiene tools, but also last for a long time. You can use most toothbrushes for over one year. If you are suffering from a toothache, schedule an appointment with us at Full Implant Choice by calling us at 757-464-3514 today.