If you want to keep your smile looking great and all of the structures in your mouth healthy, it is important that you floss everyday and brush you teeth at least twice a day. (Ideally, you should consider brushing your teeth after every meal.) Brushing your teeth and flowing will help remove particles of food and plaque that may build up on, around, and between your teeth.
You may wonder, though, if it’s worthwhile to invest in an electric toothbrush rather than just using a regular toothbrush. Are there actual advantages to electric toothbrushes, and if so, what are they? Our Rockville, MD cosmetic dentist and the entire staff here at the office would like to take a moment right now to address those matters.
A regular toothbrush can do a great job of removing plaque and food particles. A few things to keep in mind, though, is that not all toothbrushes are the same. Ideally, when you buy a tooth brush, you should purchase one that has a small enough head on it that you can access all parts of our mouth. You’ll also want to pick a toothbrush that has soft bristles. These will be much gentler on your teeth and gums.
When picking an electric toothbrush, you should also keep in mind the size of the head on the toothbrush. While the bristles will rotate for you, that will do you know good if you can’t reach certain parts of your mouth. And, as with the standard toothbrush, you’ll want to keep in mind the softness of the bristles to avoid possible damage to your gums.
So which one is better? Well, if you have limited mobility with your hands or don’t do a particularly good job brushing your teeth with a regular toothbrush, you should definitely consider getting an electric toothbrush. In general, though, so long as you can effectively clean your teeth and are able to brush in circular motions effectively while accessing various parts of your mouth, a manual toothbrush should be just fine. These will keep you from needing Rockville, MD dental fillings and other treatments for cavities and tooth decay.
For more information on various matters related to dental health and dental care, be sure to contact our Rockville, MD cosmetic dentistry practice.