Effective brushing and flossing is the foundation for good oral hygiene and dental care. At Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry, we want our patients to practice excellent brushing and flossing techniques to keep tooth decay and cavities at bay. To do so, you need the right tools. Many patients ask if an electric toothbrush is really more beneficial than a manual toothbrush. An electric toothbrush can definitely scrub some hard to reach areas, but it does not necessarily mean it is better than a manual toothbrush. Our local dentist Dr. Saini and our dental team have put together the pros and cons of using an electric toothbrush and hopefully, our patients will be able to choose the best dental tool for themselves and their dental care needs.
The electric toothbrush is the newest model of toothbrushes and there are constant improvements to it. The Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry team believe there are two main advantages to an electric toothbrush: the easy technique and the convenient timer.
Although it may be easier to use, the electric toothbrush does come with some disadvantages. These include the following:
Ultimately, the electric toothbrush is a dental tool. If you use the tool correctly, it will be beneficial and it will have a positive affect on your dental care. Whereas if a patient does not use the electric toothbrush consistently, they may not have great results. In the end, it comes down to the patients preference and which type of toothbrush they believe is most beneficial for them.
For questions or concerns about dental care and toothbrushes, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Saini and her child dentistry team, we will be more than willing to assist you. To schedule your next dental exam, please contact our Liverpool, NY office or book an appointment online. We can’t wait to help your smile shine with excellent dental care!
If you have questions regarding the recipes above, or to learn more about healthy foods to eat that won’t cause damage to your teeth, contact us today, and our friendly team will be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, give us a call. Have a happy summer!