You probably don’t put much thought into brushing your teeth – until your dentist tells you that you’re not really doing it as effectively as you should be. You try to brush after every meal, and you try to brush for the recommended 2 minutes at a time. What else can you do? It turns out that the toothbrush you use can make a big difference in how clean you get your teeth! Read on for some of the benefits of switching to an electric toothbrush!
They work hard
Electric toothbrushes just clean teeth more effectively than brushing manually, especially if your electric toothbrush has heads that rotate in different directions. Studies have shown that electric toothbrush users have healthier teeth and gums and even keep their natural teeth for longer compared with manual toothbrush users.
They are also a simple and effective solution for people who have trouble grasping a toothbrush because of arthritis or another medical condition. An electric toothbrush can make brushing teeth easier and less painful, while still doing a good job getting teeth clean.
And they don’t just work hard to brush your teeth – many of them work hard to make sure you are brushing most effectively. You can get an electric toothbrush with a timer so that you know for sure you are brushing for 2 minutes (you might be surprised how long 2 minutes really is!) or to tell you if you are brushing too hard. Some will even electronically track how you brush and give you tips to improve your brushing.
They are fairly inexpensive
You may not want to spend money on an electric toothbrush when manual ones are so cheap. However, the price of electric toothbrushes keeps going down, and you may just be able to find one to fit your budget.
Another benefit is how clean your teeth will feel! You will notice the difference right away, and your dentist will notice it too. Take care of your teeth by brushing right and by visiting Soft Touch Dentistry. Call today to make an appointment at the Brighton office at (617) 782-9250 or the Newton office at (617) 332-8146.