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Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Really The Holy Grail Of Brushing?

In the last thirty years, electric toothbrushes have transformed the dental market especially here in the United States. Gone are the days of only having one option of what to brush your teeth with. Now when you walk into any grocery, drug or big box store, the dental aisle has several choices for you. Dentists and Dental Hygienists recommend them, but are electric toothbrushes really the best choice to brush your teeth with?

Please wait while Dentists and Dental Hygienists collectively reply: Yes!

We are not stating that if you can’t use an electric toothbrush to not brush at all, but if you have the option, choose electric over a manual toothbrush.


What Is So Great About Electric Toothbrushes?

  • They are more effective at removing plaque especially around orthodontic appliances (Braces, bonded retainers, etc.)
  • Easier for people with limited mobility (Arthritis, elderly)
  • Built in timers (Great for kids and teenagers!)
  • Added pressure sensors (To stop aggressive brushers in their tracks)


Which One Is The Best?

Our team recommends the Oral-B and Phillips Sonicare. We know there are several great electric toothbrushes on the market, but these are the ones we have each personally tried. We therefore recommend them for our patients for daily use. Have questions? Schedule your dental cleaning with us today or feel free to call us at 910-270-9344.