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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.

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Wax On vs. Wax Off

If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

Oct
15

The Battleground At the Root of An Infected Tooth

When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]

Oct
8

Please, Please, Please Don’t File Down Your Teeth

We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]

Oct
1

The Time Right After Your Tooth-Whitening Treatment is Critical

Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]

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