Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better for Your Teeth?

Posted September 25, 2017 in Electric toothbrushes

Close-up Of A Young Woman In Bathrobe Brushing Teeth With Electric ToothbrushChildren are taught from a young age to brush their teeth every morning and night. It is well-established that brushing, flossing, and oral hygiene are vital to dental health. One of the best ways to ensure that you have clean and plaque-free teeth is to use an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are better for your teeth than manual brushes and can more effectively get rid of dental plaque.

What Makes Electric Toothbrushes Better?

Electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes because they are more efficient in cleaning the surface areas of your teeth while guiding the pressure we apply. When brushing our teeth, many of us tend toward laziness, and either don’t get in and around every tooth or don’t brush for a full two to three minutes. An electric toothbrush can clean more teeth in a faster period of time, helping you cover more ground. This results in cleaner teeth and less plaque.

What Does the Research Say?

A wealth of studies show that electric toothbrushes tend to remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes also lower the risk of gum disease, reduce existing gingivitis, and may be safer and softer on the gums than many manual toothbrushes. Power toothbrushes are proven to remove stains and whiten teeth more effectively than manual toothbrushes. Furthermore, research has established that the improved cleaning ability of electric toothbrushes encourages continued use, meaning patients are more likely to continue using an electric toothbrush once they have seen the benefits for their teeth.

Who Can Benefit From Electric Toothbrushes?

Everyone can benefit from electric toothbrushes, especially those who are lazy or inefficient brushers. Your dentist may recommend an electric toothbrush if your current efforts aren’t removing enough plaque. People that may find electric toothbrushes especially useful include children, people with braces or dental implants, and individuals who have trouble using their hands. Studies have suggested that patients who use power toothbrushes appreciate their results and tend to continue using them long term, which contributes to better dental health in the future.

Dr. Chad Tomazin, DDS and our team are focused on helping you achieve the best oral health. We carry high-quality electric toothbrushes designed to create healthy hygiene habits that will improve your dental health. For more information, contact us at (951) 686-3666 or through our online contact form today.