If you grew up using an ordinary manual toothbrush, you can be pardoned for thinking that electric toothbrushes are just another gimmick for the lazy. However, you’d be mistaken ins supposing so. It certainly means less elbow-grease to get your teeth clean, but there are plenty of other reasons to choose an electric toothbrush kit and stick with it. Here’s why it’s time you made the change.
1. Cleaner Teeth
It’s not just a matter of opinion. Studies have revealed that rotating brushes are much better at cleaning away plaque, and that means having healthier gums too. You’ll also find that the round brushes are better at getting into those crevices and crannies that are hard to reach with a regular brush. All in all, you can look forward to better oral health when you choose an electric toothbrush.
2. Easy to Use
We all know the correct way to brush our teeth, but it can be hard to focus on the correct brush strokes. When we’re sleepy or in a bit of a morning rush, going for a vigorous back and forth scrub helps us to feel we did our bit. But that’s not really the right way to clean our teeth. With an electric brush, the brushing action is taken care of, and all we need to do is direct the brush head over tooth surfaces.
Apart from making it easy to brush your own teeth, it also makes it easier for kids to get the hang of it. And, for elders and people who have motor issues, an electric toothbrush is the only real way to be sure of a good cleaning.
3. Tons of Features to Guide You
Most of us know that brushing teeth too hard damages enamel. We also know that we need to pay attention to every quadrant of our mouths. A good electric toothbrush will warn you when you’re pressing too hard on your teeth, and the best ones have timers that ensure you’re giving every corner of your mouth the right amount of attention.
There are even electric toothbrushes that warn you when it’s time to replace the brush head – and a kit will offer you a variety of brush heads to choose between. You can select modes according to your needs too. For example, you might have sensitive teeth, and you definitely need another mode if you’re looking to clean and massage your gums and tongue.
4. Good Results, Faster
Think of that oscillating electric toothbrush head. It rotates really quickly. How long would it take you to treat your teeth to that amount of brush strokes if you were cleaning them the old-fashioned way? With an electric toothbrush, you not only stand a better chance of reaching every nook and cranny, you’re also brushing more in less time. Makes sense doesn’t it?
Time to Make The Change?
With healthier teeth and gums and fresher breath as an incentive, it makes sense to choose an electric toothbrush. Your teeth have to last a lifetime, and keeping them in good condition will spare you a lot of costly and uncomfortable dental work in the long term. Still not sure? Just ask your dentist!