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3 Key Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

March 15, 2024
3 Key Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Have you considered switching to an electric toothbrush? You may have heard that they get your teeth cleaner than a manual toothbrush. You may just be tired of brushing your teeth the old fashioned way. Whatever the reason, there are advantages to using an electric toothbrush. 

Before you make your decision, consider the 3 key benefits of an electric toothbrush. 

  1. Improved Oral Health 

The biggest benefit of using an electric toothbrush is that it improves your oral health. A quality electric toothbrush is more effective at removing plaque from your teeth than a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes apply an even pressure across your teeth and gums to prevent irritation and damage to your enamel. A reduction in gum recession has been reported for those who use an electric toothbrush. Prevention of cavities and lower risk of gum disease are known benefits. 

  1. Easy to Use 

Another benefit of electric toothbrushes is that they are easy to use. This makes them especially helpful for children who may find it difficult to brush effectively and evenly across all of their teeth. People with limited mobility in their hands may find it easier to brush with an electric toothbrush, which facilitates independence. Even fully capable adults find electric toothbrushes to be convenient when compared to manual toothbrushes. People also tend to brush longer with an electric toothbrush than a manual toothbrush.

  1. Saves You Money 

Due to the cost of electric toothbrushes, this may seem too good to be true. But the improvements to your oral health that result from using a quality electric toothbrush can save you thousands of dollars in dental treatment. Fewer cavities, even fewer root canals, and keeping your natural teeth healthy and in place prevents the need for costly restorative procedures and replacement teeth. 

What is the Best Electric Toothbrush? 

If you’ve decided to switch to an electric toothbrush, the next step is choosing the best one. Here are some of the top electric toothbrushes on the market:

  • Oral B. Oral B has held their position as one of the top brands of electric toothbrushes on the market for many years. It has a rotating head that simulates professional dental tools for a thorough and effective cleaning. 
  • Philips Sonicare. Philips Sonicare does not have a rotating brush head, but a side to side movement. It is also highly effective at removing plaque from your teeth and gums. 

Both Oral B and Philips Sonicare have different models that offer a variety of features and benefits. Consider your top priorities when it comes to your toothbrush to help you choose. Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Toothbrushes 

Which is better, a round or oval brush head on an electric toothbrush? 

A round brush head rotates, whereas an oval shaped brush head moves back and forth in only one direction. A rotating brush head tends to be more effective at removing plaque from the teeth. But any electric toothbrush will give you a more thorough clean than a manual brush. 

Are off-brand electric toothbrushes still effective? 

There are some brands of electric toothbrushes that are less expensive and lesser known. These may still be effective, but may not last as long or operate as well as the brand name brushes like Oral B and Philips. However, even a less expensive electric that is not a “name brand” toothbrush is preferable to a traditional manual brush.

Ask the Experts at Metropolitan Dental Care 

If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric toothbrush, discuss your options with us at Metropolitan Dental Care. We believe in the importance of preventive dentistry, both at home and through regular dental cleanings and oral exams at our office. We can provide you with our best recommendation for an electric toothbrush model. 

Call 212-867-4223 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

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