Many people ask us which is better, a regular toothbrush or an electric toothbrush? In reality, as long as you brush for the correct amount of time with an appropriate brushing technique, manual and electric toothbrushes are both effective.
However, there are some people who could benefit from using an electric toothbrush.
If you have kids, try buying them an electric toothbrush. Kids tend to prefer electric toothbrushes to manual brushes and, if they like using electric toothbrushes, this can make them want to brush their teeth and for a longer period of time.
Individuals with braces, gum disease or arthritis are also good candidates for electric toothbrushes. Removing plaque can be difficult with any of the above issues, but an electric toothbrush can offer them the ability to clean their teeth a little better compared to a manual brush.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has stated that manual toothbrushes can be just as effective as electric ones. The key to preventing decay is being sure you brush and floss properly.
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Besides proper dental hygiene at home, regular trips to the dentist are important for keeping a healthy smile. If you are due for a cleaning or have any dental problems you would like to discuss, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Levine.