That question is debated among many dentists and the answer is… It all depends on what kind of “brusher” you are.
If you have too much plaque buildup and brush too hard…
You might want to switch to an electric toothbrush. There are times when patients want to do a perfect job of brushing their teeth, but they brush to hard on the gums and can cause gum recession and abrasion.
An electric toothbrush is less dependent on correct brushing technique and will do the work for you without harming your gums and teeth.
If your brushing technique is flawless…
Your manual toothbrush will do just fine. If you are following a good oral hygiene and see your hygienist regularly, there is no need to switch to an electric toothbrush. A manual toothbrush and proper brushing can effectively get rid of the plaque in your smile.
When you are brushing, aim the toothbrush bristles at the gum line and move the brush in a circular, gentle motion. This will sweep the plaque away from your gums, promoting supreme oral health.
Oral hygiene tips
Whether you choose the electric or manual toothbrush, you should always remember these tips:
- Stay away from hard and medium bristle toothbrushes. Always choose soft bristles for gentle brushing.
- Clean your teeth in the morning and at night.
- Replace your toothbrush every three months.
- Floss every day.
- Clean your tongue to remove any extra plaque hidden on your mouth.
You have the power to keep plaque at bay, and obtain a beautiful smile by maintaining excellent health and wellness in Greenville, NC. Please give us a call today if you are in need of a dental check-up!
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