It is the modern battle between the two brushing devices and their abilities to clean the teeth properly. Which toothbrush will prevail in the stand- off between the outdated, lifeless handle and the modern, vibrating and effective tool that is revolutionizing the way teeth and mouths are being maintained?
I think you can sense the sarcasm in our written “voice” being that electric toothbrushes are the future of dentistry and leave traditional toothbrushes in the dust. With several different head sizes and shapes, motorized and chargeable counter-clockwise vibrating rotation that cleans the teeth, protects the remaining enamel and even massages the gums, there is no question.
For those patients that are lucky enough to have been exposed to the wonders of the technological toothbrush that massages the gums while removing plaque, you have made the right choice. Although our plain, bristly brushes, that lack electric or charged energy, have served us well throughout the years, it is time for dental change.
Reasons to Adapt
- Electric toothbrushes offer proper brushing techniques in a circular motion that optimizes tooth cleaning potential.
- Electric toothbrushes massage and protect the gums throughout the brushing process.
- Electric toothbrushes do the work for us, all we have to do is hold onto the wand and allow the bristles to maintain our dental hygiene.
- There are different levels of professional electric toothbrushes that patients can choose from, ranging from affordable to expensive.
- Electric toothbrushes reduce the patient’s capability of bruising, cracking or violating the dental implants.
Although brushing our teeth seems relatively standard and simple, there is actually a large risk when performing this incorrectly. We just try to get it done as fast as we can, left to right, while stripping the enamel from our teeth. As we continue to rob the teeth of the only substance that protects them, we also irritate gum tissue with aggressive routine brushing, causing it to weaken and become less effective.
There are many different brands, ranging from expensive to affordable that are offered at your local Costco and even Vons. The Phillips Sonicare is the ultimate champion electric toothbrush that gets in between every single nook and cranny in the mouth effectively and efficiently. This device provides sonic technology that significantly reduces 7 times more plaque compared to the outdated brush and allows gum tissue to heal without the constant abuse of poor brushing techniques. This bristle tip velocity provides high frequency and high amplitude bristle movement that strokes the teeth and gums more in two minutes that a traditional toothbrush could in a month.
OralB offers great, affordable electric toothbrush options that work effectively on a less pricey scale but still get the job done well.
In regards to choosing between the two, for patients that have or need dental implants, electric toothbrushes, as mentioned above, provide gum and enamel protection.