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Why You Should Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry


Switching to an electric toothbrush could be a great investment for your teeth. While a manual toothbrush does a fine job, an electric toothbrush really kicks things up a notch. While a manual toothbrush can struggle to get in-between teeth, around back teeth, and in other hard to reach areas, an electric toothbrush can do it with ease.

So what is it that makes an electric toothbrush so great? Well, for starters the round head of an electric toothbrush is designed to adapt to each individual tooth and clean deep between teeth. It also means easier navigation around your mouth and in those tough spots where plaque can build up.

Another great feature of an electronic toothbrush is that it pulsates. The pulsating head loosens plaque and then oscillates and rotates to sweep the plaque away. This makes it much easier to remove plaque, which is the biggest culprit in decay.

If it wasn’t enough that it is an ideal remover of plaque and easy to use, it also comes with a two-minute timer that stops when you should be done. This is a great feature because it keeps you brushing the entire time. This timer is designed to give you time to brush every inch of your mouth and to do a good job.

Ask your dentist if an electric toothbrush is right for you.

Oct
15

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

As children grow, it’s only natural that we, as parents, go to great lengths to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that tooth decay actually inhibits growth in children. Because of these findings, it is important for […]

Oct
8

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The study took blood samples from each expectant mother to measure vitamin D levels. Then they […]

Oct
1

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any medications that you may take. Many osteoporosis medicines called antiresorptive agents strive to strengthen bones, […]

Sep
7

Are Cavities Contagious?

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime, you can also catch a cavity. Although sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown that cavities can be transmitted. This is because bacteria are the culprit in wearing away […]

Aug
31

Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Have you ever experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome, here is what you need to know. While any abnormality in your mouth requires a trip to the doctor, burning in your mouth is a clear sign […]

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