This post from Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno CA takes a look at an ordinary dental tool you probably have in your bathroom at this very moment.
Technology advances so rapidly that many of our tools for everyday living have become outmoded. Laptops have largely replaced desktop computers. Shoppers turn to Amazon before the corner store. Even the iPod, once the apex of technology, is gathering dust as we listen to music on our smart phones.
And the ordinary toothbrush? Has something flashier and more advanced replaced it? Absolutely not!
“Wait a minute,” you might say, “isn’t an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush? Actually, all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective at removing food debris and plaque to keep your smile free of cavities.
When choosing which type of toothbrush to use, consider cost and convenience. Some people think that even though electric toothbrushes are more expensive, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back this up.
Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores sell all brands of electric toothbrushes. It is frustrating to spend a lot of money for a top-of-the-line electric toothbrush and then not be able to find a replacement head when necessary. People who travel may conclude that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack.
Whichever type of toothbrush you use, you need to be careful about the pressure you put on your gums. Some people say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure they use with an electric toothbrush, while others say that because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums. Regardless of the toothbrush type, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.
Special consideration should be taken for people with limited dexterity. For them, an electric toothbrush can be a Godsend.
At Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno CA, we think you should use whatever toothbrush you prefer. Just before to brush and floss twice a day! We offer family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.
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