3 Reasons To Consider An Electric Toothbrush

Dentist Blog

When you stop in the dental care aisle at your local department store, you've likely noticed that in addition to your regular brand of toothbrush, there are likely a number of alternative options, including some toothbrushes that are electrical. If you've never used an electrical toothbrush before you may be unsure about what the benefits are. Your first step should be to contact your dentist and get his or her professional advice on what would work best for you personally. But if you are interested to know more about the benefits of using an electric toothbrush, here are 3 reasons to consider.

Helps You Brush Longer and With More Strokes

One common mistake that a lot of people make when brushing is that they don't brush as long as they should. An electric toothbrush can help with this for a couple of reasons. First, if you own an electric toothbrush, the investment you have made will likely make you want to head to the bathroom to brush more often. But it can also help during the actual act of brushing. An electric toothbrush naturally rotates and adds thousands of strokes per minute to your brushing routine. You should still brush for a solid few minutes and not 30 seconds, but if you have to brush quickly and get a move on, an electric brush can help you get better results.

Encourage Your Children to Brush More

If you have a young child who does not like brushing his or her teeth, one way to try and get them on board is to switch the entire family over to electric toothbrushes. An electric toothbrush, with his funny noises and motion may seem more like a toy to a young child than a regular brush. This could make them actually look forward to toothbrush time. Make sure you monitor them at first though so that they are not frightened by the sudden change in brushing, or those same strange noises inside their mouth.

There's an App for That

Today, one benefit of some electric toothbrushes is that they can actually send a signal to your smartphone to help you track how often and how long you are brushing. These apps can even play music for you while you are brushing. Having an app keep track of your daily brushing in the same way that some apps help you track your daily exercise goals could help you stay motivated and stick to brushing on a regular schedule.

If you've never used an electric toothbrush before, there are plenty of reasons to consider making the switch. An electric brush will help you do more brushstrokes per minute than a regular one, perfect for those times when you have to quickly brush and get to work. Switching your family over to electric could also help your children if they normally don't like to brush. Finally, brushing with an electric toothbrush is just more fun. There are even apps you can use that will sync up with your brush to help you stay dedicated to brushing or give you a reminder to brush before you go to bed. As always though, consult with a dentist (such as one from Buffalo Dental Group) before making a change to your dental care routine.


3 April 2015