Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Posted on June 6, 2019

We all know that brushing your teeth is very important in order to maintain good oral health, but what are the benefits of an electric toothbrush vs a manual toothbrush?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), both options accomplish the same end result if used correctly. In fact, the ADA puts a seal of acceptance on any toothbrush that has scientifically proven to be effective.

Why people are switching from a manual to an electric toothbrush

The answer to this is “easy”. Most people are switching because of how simple it is to use! The vibration and rotation removes plaque with little effort from the user. This has proven to be exceptionally helpful for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other developmental disabilities. 

Electric Toothbrush | Features

Different Modes

Being able to set your toothbrush to a different mode makes it that much more valuable! Most electric brushes have the following options:

  1. deep cleaning
  2. whitening
  3. sensitivity
  4. tongue cleaning

Timer

There is a 2 minute timer setting that will alert you every 30 seconds to switch your brushing to a different area of the mouth. This timer keeps you aware of how long you are actually brushing your teeth, and what area of the mouth you might be avoiding.

Sensors

Studies have shown that people who use manual toothbrushes are more likely to brush harder than those who use an electric one. This is because of the sensor features that an electric toothbrush has to offer.

Pressure sensors notify you when too much pressure is being applied. This will prevent you from causing damage to your gum tissue.

Rotation Oscillation

Rotation oscillation is a feature that helps remove 100% more plaque along the gum line by the speed at which the brush rotates. It does this by breaking up plaque and pushing it away using a different rotation. 

The Takeaway

The biggest benefit of an electric toothbrush is that it keeps you focused while brushing. It constantly reminds you how well you’re doing and if you’re brushing for the proper amount of time (2 minutes). In other words, this brush will hold you more accountable to maintain good oral hygiene.

Click here to find a powered toothbrush that has an ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Visit www.cardinalorthodontics.com to learn more about brushing and flossing while wearing braces or Invisalign.

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