Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush
By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on November 21, 2016
A common question when it comes to oral hygiene is if an electric toothbrush can clean teeth better than a manual one. The answer to this is, if a manual toothbrush is used for the proper amount of time with the proper technique, it will clean your teeth just as well as an electric toothbrush. This being said, there are certain age demographics or groups of people that may benefit from using an electric toothbrush over a manual brush.
The first group of people that may benefit from using an electric toothbrush are young children. If you are a parent, you probably know how hard it can be to get your children to brush their teeth twice per day and for two minutes at a time. An electric toothbrush will fascinate your children, leading to them brushing their teeth more often and for longer periods of time. Additionally, children often have poor brushing technique, so an electric toothbrush will help make up for this poor form and keep your children’s teeth healthy.
Another group of people who may benefit from an electric toothbrush are those with arthritis, gum disease, coordination issues, children who have braces, and more. The reason for this, is that these things can prohibit you from properly removing plaque from your teeth. If you believe that you may fall into one of these categories, please consult your dentist or periodontist.
If you are struggling with gum disease due to the inability to properly clean your teeth, need to receive a deep cleaning, or have questions about your oral hygiene, feel free to contact us today at our office in Jackson, MS.
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