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Why Use an Electric Toothbrush?

If you’re wondering whether it’s better to use a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, here are some fast facts about why electric toothbrushes may be the better choice for your smile from your Burnaby dentist, Middlegate Burnaby Dentist:

  • Electric Toothbrushes are Ideal if You Have Trouble Brushing with a Manual Toothbrush

If you suffer from arthritis, MS or any other disease that makes brushing with a manual toothbrush difficult, an electric toothbrush can help you keep your smile happy and healthy. Though some electric toothbrushes can be on the heavier side, battery-powered electric toothbrushes are comparably the same weight as a manual toothbrush.

  • Electric Toothbrushes Can Reach in Harder to Clean Places

Electric toothbrushes have a smaller, rotating (oscillating) head that can be easier to manoeuvre around your teeth and gums than the traditional manual toothbrush heads. A better clean means that your smile stays free of plaque and tartar build-up and has less chances of pain, tooth decay and tooth loss.

  • Electric Toothbrushes are More Affordable than You Think 

Wall-charging electric toothbrushes can be an expensive investment in your oral health care. However, battery-powered electric toothbrushes can cost as little as $5 and can give you a comparable clean to the more expensive electric toothbrushes. Studies have found that electric toothbrushes are just as effective as manual toothbrushes – and in some cases, more effective at removing plaque.

For a beautiful, healthy smile, brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss at least once a day and visit your Burnaby dentist, Middlegate Burnaby Dentist, at least every six months.


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