You brush your teeth diligently twice a day (or at least we hope you do!), but be honest–do you know the rationale behind this?
Okay, don’t start sweating. Here’s the answer.
The combination of toothpaste and correct brushing action helps to remove the biofilm of bacteria that builds up in the mouth, teeth and gums, which then becomes plaque. If not removed, plaque can lead to:
- Gum disease
- Eventual tooth loss (without proper treatment)
Not to mention, unsightly, discoloured, yellow-looking teeth!
The question is: Is an electric toothbrush better than a regular one at removing plaque and taking care of your oral health?
TLDR: yes. Here’s why.
Sonic vibrations remove up to 21% more plaque
Studies have consistently shown that electric toothbrushes decrease plaque and gingivitis (gum disease) more than manual ones!
And there are two reasons why:
- Sonic vibrations allow for more micro-movements, which clean more deeply.
- Bristles on an electric toothbrush can be in thinner and pointier clusters, which helps deliver the kind of targeted cleaning that can help improve your oral health
Because of their thinner and pointier clusters, electric toothbrushes are especially suitable for anyone with braces or any dental restorations. Instead of relying on you getting into those tight spaces, electric toothbrushes do (most of) the work for you.
Remember: the more plaque you remove, the better your oral health will be.
Electric toothbrushes help stave off gum recession
You might not know this, but there’s a right way to brush your teeth. The right brushing technique achieves a perfect balance between:
- Getting the toothbrush close to the gum (so all the plaque is removed) and
- Not pressing too hard and causing damage to the teeth and gums
Now, the second part of this technique is usually where most people fail.
If you’re overly enthusiastic with brushing your teeth (i.e. really going at it), well, here’s some bad news. Brushing with excessive force can actually cause recession of the gum, which, in turn, leaves the lower part of your teeth vulnerable to the damage caused by hard brushing.
That’s the beauty of having an electric toothbrush. The best electric toothbrushes come with a gentle mode so you can avoid overbrushing with excessive force.
You meet your #BrushingGoals
Many dentists recommend brushing your teeth continuously for two minutes to get everything squeaky clean. But let’s be real; nobody counts down the seconds when brushing.
Why not let an electric toothbrush do the counting for you? The best electric toothbrushes come with timers that’ll automatically let you know once you’ve brushed enough.
Ideal for people with limited mobility
Since electric toothbrushes do most of the work for you, they are an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from limited mobility, such as people with:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Developmental disabilities
Okay, I need the best electric toothbrush in Singapore!
Ready to throw out your sad old toothbrush and wake up to healthier, cleaner teeth with less effort? About time!
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