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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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What Xylitol Can Do For You

If you’ve ever reached for a stick of sugar-free gum and checked the ingredients, then you’ve probably heard of xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that looks and tastes just like regular sugar. The difference? Xylitol is actually good for your teeth! Xylitol is made from either corncobs or trees. Using corncobs to produce […]

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Can Chocolate Help Kill Bacteria in Your Mouth?

Food scientists have known for a while now that there are certain molecules in chocolate that give it antibacterial properties. These special molecules, called polyphenols, are also naturally occurring in tealeaves and red wine. These polyphenols, which protect plant cells from bacteria and other damage, can also be helpful in protecting our cells from bacteria. […]

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Going Sugar Free… The Right Way

Thinking about cutting back on sugar? You may be considering replacing your sugar intake with artificial sweeteners to cut the number of calories you take in. However, there are certain things to watch out for: “Sugarless” isn’t always so – A product may claim to be ‘sugarless’ or ‘no sugar added’ but that doesn’t mean […]

Sep
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Why Chewing Gum is Good For Your Oral Health

Not all chewing gum are created equally. Although people have been chewing gum for centuries, there’s a critical difference between gum that can help your teeth and gum that can ruin your teeth: sugar! Sugarless gum has been shown to have oral health benefits and can even help to prevent tooth decay! In fact, chewing […]

Sep
8

Are You Better Off Without Toothpaste?

When you think of dental hygiene, a toothbrush and toothpaste immediately comes to mind. A cult has been built around toothpaste-a thousand different varieties, brands, flavors, and functions exist. Each new commercial touts a different dentist’s recommendation, and consumers are left baffled in the drugstore aisle wondering if whitening specialties really work. Unfortunately, all of […]

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