You may think that as long as you rub a toothbrush over your teeth at least once a day that your teeth are clean enough – that’s better than nothing, right? But this isn’t true! If you are going to brush your teeth you should make the most of that effort – and keep your teeth as clean and healthy as they possibly can be – by using an electric toothbrush!
Why Use an Electric Toothbrush?
There are many reasons why electric toothbrushes are superior to manual ones:
- They are more thorough. Some electric toothbrushes have bristles that rotate in different directions at the same time, to thoroughly remove plaque and debris.
- They are scientifically proven to be better. It isn’t just the opinion of a few electric toothbrush users – studies have shown that electric toothbrushes do a better job than manual ones. Studies have also shown that people who use an electric toothbrush tend to keep their natural teeth for longer than those who use a manual toothbrush. And, other research has shown that electric toothbrush users have healthier gums.
- They teach you to brush better. Some electric toothbrushes have a built-in timer to make sure that you brush for 2 minutes (the recommended length of time for brushing). Others can be connected to an app with games, which teaches kids to brush better while having fun.
- They are worth the cost. While it is true that electric toothbrushes are much more expensive than manual ones, you’ll make up for this cost with fewer dental bills and less time you have to take off of work to have problems taken care of at the dentist.
To really get the most out of the time you spend taking care of your teeth, invest in an electric toothbrush! You’ll notice a difference the first time you use it and you’ll never want to go back to a manual toothbrush. If you have pain in your teeth or gums, or if you just want to show off how clean your teeth are after using an electric toothbrush, schedule a checkup at Avenue Dental. Call the office in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at (734) 484-4710, today!