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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?


Posted on 11/21/2022 by Office - Boone DMD
Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?The most effective toothbrush option for you will fluctuate during the course of your life, and it will largely depend on whether you are undergoing dental treatment at a particular time. A good first step is to determine which toothbrush option is better for your age group.

Electric Toothbrush are good for kids


According to the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, electric toothbrushes were found to be the most effective option for kids who routinely have their teeth brushed by an adult or even those who can brush their teeth effectively without adult supervision. As far as teenagers go, researchers from the Oral Health Journal showed that teenagers who were provided with an electric toothbrush spent more time brushing their teeth, and had less plaque left on their teeth at the conclusion of the experiment.

Good After Surgery


As with any rule, there are always some exceptions. Once you have undergone dental surgery, you may be recommended by our team to use a specialist toothbrush to clean your mouth for a couple of days or weeks. Research published in the Scientific World Journal shows that applying a manual soft toothbrush with bristles that are fine was the most preferred option for patients after undergoing dental surgery. Their results also showed that individuals keep better track of their oral hygiene practices if they use a toothbrush that they find comfortable.

There are also added recommendations for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Researchers have suggested that oscillating-related toothbrushes were better at cleaning away plaque than sonic toothbrushes in patients that have fixed braces.

Manual toothbrushes require that the technique of the user be near-perfect. When using a manual toothbrush, it is best to use one that is soft-bristled and avoid using too much pressure when brushing as doing so can injure your gums. Electric toothbrushes are the most sustainable pick in regard to dental hygiene.
According to the British Dental Journal, you will generally use less water when you use an electric toothbrush. Whichever option you go for is effective in cleaning teeth. For more advice on the topic, reach out to our competent staff.
Margaret A. Boone, DMD
30485 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203
Wilsonville, OR 97070

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