Do Electric Toothbrushes Work?

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A sonic toothbrush is technology’s gift to the dental health of people everywhere; an electric toothbrush that does everything for us. Sure, there are speeds at which bristles oscillate and such, but the bottom line is they are an easy way for people to brush their teeth properly. We know the importance of brushing our teeth, and we do it daily, but most of us with manual toothbrushes do it incorrectly.  Our family dentist in Purcellville, VA can help you out!

We’ve been taught to brush our teeth thoroughly ever since we were little. Despite our best efforts, though, we’re not cleaning as thoroughly as we would like—this is because the bristles on manual toothbrushes cannot reach to remove all of the plaque and tartar built up between your teeth.

An electric toothbrush’s rotating head features bristles which can reach further thanks to the combination of motion and equal pressure from the brush itself. Same weight is important—far too many manual brushes do a good job on one side of their mouth (a right handed person often touches the left side of their mouth more thoroughly) but struggle to keep the other side of their mouth as clean. That’s where our second benefit comes in…

Most electronic toothbrushes are set for equal time for each quadrant which ensures a better, longer brushing and a great, clean feeling.

Kids are often one of the biggest beneficiaries of electric toothbrushes. Many kids touch but don’t get all of the food buildups between meals. Kids with braces are especially susceptible to this happening. An electric toothbrush is a good compromise since you can count on it getting all of those hard to reach places that kids miss with manual brushing.

Bad breath is a symptom of food and plaque which have become lodged in the nooks and crannies between your teeth and along your gums. An electric toothbrush and regular flossing can work together to get rid of bad breath by finding and eliminating the food between your teeth.

Did you know we have electric toothbrushes available in our Purcellville dental office?  We offer electric toothbrushes and other dental hygiene items for sale cheaper than retail.  If you are looking for a stocking stuffer or simply ready to upgrade your dental hygiene, contact our dental office in Purcellville today!