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Is a Powered Toothbrush Better Than a Manual One?

Are all of those battery-powered brushes just sales gimmicks? Or do they actually give you an advantage in keeping your smile healthy?

The answer might surprise you!

Technique is the Key

No matter which kind of brush you use, it can be useless if you aren’t applying it properly. Whether you use a manual brush or powered, you need to make sure you hit the following areas:

  • Chewing surfaces
  • Inner gum line
  • Outer gum line
  • Behind the front teeth

Any Benefit in Powered Brushes?

Powered brushes are great if you have a problem that prevents you from comfortably using a manual toothbrush. The automated buzzing can help blast away plaque as long as you place it correctly.

Using an electric toothbrush can be helpful if you experience conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Undergoing orthodontic treatment

Powered toothbrushes designed for kids can be excellent training tools. Most include a timer to help kids brush for a sufficient amount of time. Some children do better about brushing when they know they have a cool toy to use!

The One You’ll Use is Right for You

The bottom line is this: the best toothbrush is the one that encourages you to brush your teeth every day.

Some folks hate the vibrating sensation of a powered brush. Other people love the extra-clean feeling that motion provides. It’s up to you! If a powered brush will improve your brushing experience by making it easier, then that’s right for you.

Get personalized advice on your dental care by visiting your local dental office. Your dental hygienist can help you analyze and adjust your brushing technique and recommend the tools you need. Call your dentist today.

Posted on behalf of:
Smiles by Seese
610 Jetton St #250
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 895-5095

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