Should You Use An Electric Toothbrush?

When it comes to oral hygiene, choosing the right toothbrush is one of the most important choices you will make. While toothbrushes come in many shapes and sizes, many patients believe they are all similar and/ or do the same job—but this is certainly not the case. There the many options but the best option for you to consider is  an electric toothbrush.

At the office of Robert Rosenfeld DDS, our team is here to help make oral hygiene easy and effective. We believe in helping our patients get the right tools to keep a happy, healthy smile. Your toothbrush should work smarter not harder, as well as be a pleasant experience. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the benefits of using an electric toothbrush to improve your oral hygiene.

Requires Less Work

Having a busy lifestyle can lead to putting off or forgetting  proper dental hygiene. So when you do clean your teeth, don’t work harder, work smarter with the type of toothbrush you use.

With so many options between types of bristles, size, and length of toothbrushes, it can be confusing. The general rule of thumb is that the bristles soft and flexible so they can get your teeth clean without abrading them. In addition, the bristles should not so big that they miss small places. For best results, take these tips into consideration when picking out an electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes are the preferred method of brushing your teeth mainly because they are more efficient than manual toothbrushes. Your own hand simply can’t do what an electric toothbrush can. Electric brushes are more effective in removing plaque, while demanding less from you, the brusher!

Ensures Proper Time

Everyone has heard it before: you should always brush your teeth for two minutes each time you brush. Another advantage to an electric brush is that they come with a timer.  When the two minutes is up, the brush simply powers off and you’re done!

Why two minutes? Spending at least 30 seconds in each quadrant of your mouth allows you enough time to adequately clean each surface of each tooth. So, to truly get the most out of your tooth brushing, you should always brush for two minutes.   

Save Money

One complaint of electric toothbrushes is their price. But the cost is minimal if it helps promote good general health by preventing dental decay and gum disease.  

At Dr. Rosenfeld’s office, we work toward helping you keep a healthy smile.

Contact Dr. Rosenfeld Today!

If you are interested in getting an electric toothbrush recommendation, or other cleaning tips and tricks, contact us today! You can visit our office in Solana Beach, CA or call us at 858-755-1189 to start your journey to a healthy smile.