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How Electric Toothbrushes Help Battle Gum Disease
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Janie Scholes
Keeping your teeth free from plaque by brushing regularly is one way to keep gum disease at bay. The type of toothbrush you use can determine how effectively you clean your teeth and prevent plaque buildup.
When plaque and tartar builds up on the surface of your teeth, it becomes more difficult to get rid of it with time. An electric toothbrush has a number of features that will clean the teeth more effectively. Here is why you should consider using an electric toothbrush.
Cleaning and Removing Plaque
One of the unique features of the electric toothbrush is the head bristles. Unlike a conventional toothbrush it has a rotating head that is designed to reach further in between the teeth. With conventional toothbrushes, you'll tend to brush the side of the mouth opposite your dominant hand.
The electric toothbrush does not require a lot of effort and can clean more evenly on both sides of the gums. Additionally, the head bristles can spin many more times per minute, thereby cleaning more effectively than a conventional toothbrush.
Easier on Teeth and Gums
When brushing your teeth, it is important to remember not to be too harsh. Brushing too vigorously can damage your gums and cause them to recede. Over brushing can also eat the enamel of the tooth over time and eventually increase sensitivity.
The electric toothbrush has a pressure sensitivity mechanism that tells you when you are applying too much pressure on your teeth and gums.
It has the same advantage when it comes to cleaning your tongue. You can remove the plaque on your tongue without the risk of over brushing. The electric toothbrush can encourage kids to brush more often. It is easier on the wrist and this makes it more comfortable for people of all ages. Call us today, for any questions about dental health.