We’ve all had the experience of standing in front of a wall of toothbrushes at the pharmacy or grocery store and having no idea what to pick. They all claim to be endorsed by dentists, and most of them look more or less the same. But you want to take the best possible care of your teeth, which starts with getting the right toothbrush. Many dentists—including your Winchester dentist, Smile Boutique—recommend using an electric toothbrush.
Thinking about making the switch to an electric toothbrush? Here are some benefits to help convince you.
More Effective Brushing
No matter how diligent you are about brushing your teeth, you can’t match the effectiveness of an electric toothbrush with a manual one. Electric toothbrushes rotate or oscillate the bristles (or both), which removes plaque and bacteria from your teeth more effectively than a manual toothbrush. An electric toothbrush also does most of the work for you, so if you have issues with dexterity or mobility in your hands, you can make up for it. Additionally, electric toothbrushes have various brush heads, so you can choose the head that is best for your mouth. This is especially helpful if you have braces, sensitive teeth, or gum issues.
Motivation and Habits
Brushing your teeth is one of those things that you have to do, and it can be tough to motivate yourself or your kids to keep up the habit. But the novelty of using an electric toothbrush can help motivate you to brush your teeth every day. Kids especially love toys and gadgets, so an electric toothbrush is a great choice if your kids are reluctant to brush their teeth. Electric toothbrushes can also help you form good habits. Many models come with built-in timers that will let you know when it’s time to switch sides or automatically shut off after a set time.
Build Healthy Habits with Your Winchester Dentist
At Smile Boutique, we want to help you build healthy habits so you can take care of your teeth at home as well as when you come to see us. Using an electric toothbrush is just one of the many ways you can take better care of your teeth at home.