Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean can be very time consuming. Sometimes you may fear that you haven’t brushed enough times in a day, or for a long enough amount of time, or that you haven’t flossed in a while. What most people don’t know is that using an electric toothbrush can greatly increase your the results of your brushing. Electric toothbrushes give your teeth a better overall clean and help to maintain good oral hygiene. Have you thought about getting an electric toothbrush in the past, but didn’t know how it really differed from a regular toothbrush? Need a few reasons why electric toothbrushes work better? Below we have highlighted the best benefits of using an electric toothbrush.

Using an electric toothbrush has been proven to keep your teeth and gums healthier and gives you a better overall cleaning.

For years we have been taught how to brush our teeth correctly. Often times plaque gets left behind and those germs and bacteria can really damage your teeth. The reason for this is that bristles on a regular toothbrush often cannot reach the back of your mouth effectively to remove everything. With an electric toothbrush, the head is smaller and is designed to fit into tighter spaces, giving your teeth a thorough cleaning that a regular brush really can’t do. Also, struggling to get those bristles from a regular brush in between your back teeth can cause damage to the bristles, making overall brushing habits harder to maintain.

Electric toothbrushes enable you to brush for the correct time, allow for the space you have to work with, and last longer than traditional toothbrushes.

Most electric toothbrushes offer a timer option. While the dentist says to brush for two to four minutes, many electric timers on toothbrushes were designed for quadrant settings. By this, we mean that you set it for each section of your mouth (top right, top left, bottom right, bottom left). Most timers will set for 30 seconds to 60 seconds (and some are programmable for your own selected time). This allows for ample time to brush, gives you a chance to realize how much you really do need to brush these teeth, and with a timer it prevents over brushing to one area, which can cause damage and decay over time. Also, electric toothbrushes, as we mentioned before, often have smaller heads, which allows for brushing in tight spaces, such as your molars.

Electric toothbrushes save you time and do the work for you.

Electric toothbrushes really work themselves, all you really have to do is hold them. Using the timer on the brush takes away the guess work when you wonder how long you have been brushing and eliminates over brushing. It also allows for you to know how much time you have spent on certain areas to avoid over brushing, which can cause gum pain and tooth decay. Also, many brushes have moving heads, or rotating bristles, which helps you brush more effectively.

Gingivitis and gum disease are much easier to battle with an electric toothbrush.

Have you ever noticed that your gums are red, sore and are irritated easily? These can be signs of gingivitis, tooth decay and gum disease. Regular toothbrushes, as we have explained, often cannot fit into tiny places or tight places, like the back of the mouth. This leaves teeth vulnerable to food particles, tartar build up and plaque buildup. The bristles of a regular brush often cannot remove food from below the gum line, which can turn into the beginning stages of gum disease. When your gums turn red or are sore to the gentlest of touches, you know that you have buildup under the gum line and you should see a dentist.

Stop chewing gum to fight bad breath. Use your electric toothbrush!

Most people chew gum to try and cure bad breath. Bad breath is usually caused from bacteria build up overnight on your tongue or between teeth, or from food particles that become lodged in between teeth or the gums. Using an electric toothbrush can remove these particles. Also, regular flossing between all of your teeth and then a thorough brushing can aid to reduce bad breath.

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