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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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Sports Drinks: Here’s the Catch

Reports indicate that 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consume energy drinks, and that 62 percent consume at least one sports drink a day. While the drinks hydrate and offer energy and minerals, there’s a side of them that most don’t talk about. Sports drinks are full of acid and sugar used to enhance […]

Mar
3

The Teething Myth You Have to Stop Believing

Many parents have the misconception that teething causes diarrhea. What’s the correlation, you may ask? It is believed that the excess saliva that comes with teething can affect the gastrointestinal system. However, although there is no evidence of a causal relationship, this idea may not be completely baseless, as teething babies put a variety of […]

Mar
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Straighter Teeth in a Snap

Turns out you can have straighter teeth by mail! Well, at least that is what a few by-mail-only orthodontia companies believe. In an effort to help patients save money, some orthodontic companies are having patients send their impressions to them by mail instead of going in for a dentist’s consultation. While this approach may save […]

Feb
24

Alligators and Dental Science?

Did you know alligators can replace each of their teeth up to 50 times in their life? Humans are unique among vertebrates for being able to replace our teeth only once. But new insights into how alligators replace their teeth may help stimulate the same process in ours. Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., has discovered […]

Feb
24

Fruits for Whiter Teeth?

Recently hailed as an inexpensive and organic alternative to teeth whitening, fruit concoctions have arisen as the new way to get those pearly whites. But is there any truth to all these claims? A study at the University of Iowa points to “No”. Associate Professor So Ran Kwon tested homemade strawberry-baking soda mix, over the […]

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