Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen electric toothbrushes in Singapore at drug stores or supermarkets and wondered why anyone would buy them when they can get a 3-toothbrush value pack for $10.
You do get what you pay for in this case, and electric toothbrushes can reduce plaque in your mouth by 21% and gingivitis by 11% in 3 months.
This is because most people aren’t brushing correctly or reaching into all parts of their teeth with their manual toothbrush.
The head of an electric toothbrush rotates at high speeds with more micro-movements, and are scientifically engineered to be able to reach into all the hard-to-reach corners of your mouth.
By doing this, an electric toothbrush can remove a lot of plaque and bacteria that might be in these corners.
This has lots of downstream benefits including
- reduced risk of tooth decay,
- improved gum health and
- a reduction in bad breath.
Most people using a manual toothbrush are not brushing correctly or reaching all parts of their teeth.
Brush Longer With Electric Toothbrushes
How long do you spend brushing your teeth?
If you’re like most people, you’re probably not brushing for the recommended time of 2 minutes because you’re not counting (who times themselves when brushing?) or your arm gets tired after a while.
An electric toothbrush automatically moves its bristles so you don’t have to.
Some electric toothbrushes in Singapore also have timers so you know to brush for at least 2 minutes.
They can even beep at 30-second intervals so that you can change the section of your mouth that you’re brushing in quadrants of the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right.
Bottom line: Electric toothbrushes remove more plaque than you would with a manual brush by ensuring you brush longer and more thoroughly.
“Pffffft… Who Gets Tired From Brushing?”
You might not realise it, but when you’re brushing with a manual toothbrush you might start off with a burst of energy raking your toothbrush bristles over the front of your teeth.
After a minute, your pace might slow down and you’re no longer using the same amount of force.
You’re not bothering to reach into the corners in the back of your mouth because you just want to get on with your day or go to sleep. This leads to two outcomes:
- You’re over brushing the front of your teeth (which can damage your gums)
- Bacteria and plaque continue to party in the back of your mouth where you’re under brushing
Electric toothbrushes have a consistent power so each part of your mouth can be cleaned with an equal amount of pressure.
That’s right. Equality matters (especially when it comes to getting rid of plaque in hard-to-reach areas).
Electric toothbrushes help you clean every corner of your mouth equally
There are many electric toothbrushes in Singapore that’ll help you get that “post-dental appointment clean feeling” in your mouth every day with next to no effort.
The best part?
Having that ultra-clean sensation means you’ve brought that bacteria and plaque party in your mouth to a screeching halt.