The Benefits of Using An Electric Toothbrush

The Benefits of Using An Electric Toothbrush

An electric or power toothbrush is simply a toothbrush that uses electric power to move the brush head. Modern electric toothbrushes are usually powered by a rechargeable battery. The bristles on the brush heads generally move in a side-to-side manner or rotate clockwise then anticlockwise: this latter movement was pioneered by Oral-B in 1991.

The Benefits of Using An Electric Toothbrush

The main benefit of a power toothbrush is that the unit itself performs all the movements required to remove plaque from the surface of a tooth. The Brusher still needs to make sure that the brush head is held so that it is in contact with all accessible tooth surfaces: it is still possible to do a poor brushing job with an electric toothbrush! However, many people feel that they achieve a superior result much more easily using a power toothbrush.

An electric toothbrush can make it possible for people with debilitating conditions like arthritis to achieve an excellent result with their cleaning. Likewise, children who don’t yet have the fine motor skills required to use a manual toothbrush effectively can also achieve a good result using a power toothbrush. (It’s important to check the age recommendations on an electric toothbrush before giving it to your children).

Some electric toothbrushes have some fantastic high-tech and convenience features, which include timers, pressure sensors, digital reminders to change your toothbrush head, and cross-unit brush head compatibility. Some power toothbrushes now have sonic technology, which have the bristles vibrating at 27,000 times a minute.

Whatever type of toothbrush you use, it’s important to remember that brushing is just one part of a healthy tooth-cleaning routine! Don’t forget to use a quality fluoride-containing toothpaste, and always remember to floss!