What Are The Benefits Of Using An Electric Toothbrush?

If you browse down the toothbrush aisle of any supermarket or convenience store you will see several different types of electric toothbrushes. Many people are hesitant to use an electric toothbrush for fear it may damage their gums and teeth. Although electric toothbrushes can be powerful, they are specially designed to improve oral health by protecting your teeth and gums from decay. Below are just a few benefits of ditching your manual toothbrush and opting for an electric one.

Fresher Breath

Halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by eating foods such as garlic or onions, but can also be the result of trapped food particles hidden in the spaces between your teeth. Even the smallest of food particles can harbor odor-causing bacteria. Using a manual toothbrush can remove larger food particles, but it often takes a lot more than just a few swipes of the bristles to dislodge smaller bits. The bristles of an electric toothbrush move more quickly than a human hand can, therefore forcing smaller food particles out of the tooth’s crevices.

A Deeper Clean

Electric toothbrushes are able to provide you with a deeper clean than are their manual counterparts because they apply more pressure and have a bit more power behind them. The rotating bristles dislodge stubborn bits of food that traditional up-and-down brushing often misses.

Faster Cleaning

An electric toothbrush can remove food particles and debris from the teeth much more quickly than a manual toothbrush. The average person’s hand does not move at a pace as fast as that of an electric toothbrush, meaning manual brushing can take twice as long. An electric toothbrush can clean the teeth up to three times faster, helping save more time for your busy schedule.

Call Daxon Dentistry Today to Learn More

Trapped food particles can lead to tooth decay and possibly debilitating pain. Using an electric toothbrush can ensure both your teeth and gums are as clean and plaque-free as possible, giving you a beautiful, cavity-free smile for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a teeth cleaning or for any of your dental needs.