Looking after your teeth is a very important regime because our teeth are very important to us, without them, we wouldn’t be able to eat. Imagine having to liquidize a steak and chips because you didn’t have any teeth. From eating and drinking in our day to day life we will find plaque often builds up on our teeth. Plaque is a soft sticky goo that builds up on our teeth. If left alone, plaque can use the sugars from the foods we eat to corrode our teeth and break away at the enamel. It can also turn into tartar, which is much harder to clean and can lead to tooth decay.
For that reason, it is important to brush our teeth twice every day to fight plaque and gum disease. When considering what kind of brush to use on your teeth, many dentists will recommend an electric toothbrush, along with flossing, as the best solution and to maintain the highest level of oral hygiene.
With a standard toothbrush we can make a maximum of 600 movements per minute, while the best electric toothbrushes can provide more than 48,000 movements in the same amount of time. With that kind of productivity and power it can remove 100% more plaque in comparison to using a standard toothbrush.
When we brush our teeth with a traditional brush requires a lot of instinct and guesswork. Before you know it you could also be brushing too hard, resulting with sore and bleeding gums. Electric toothbrushes take all of the instinct out of brushing your teeth as it provides your right amount of power and pressure to each tooth, so there is no more brushing too hard. There is usually also a two-minute timing feature which alerts us so that we don’t brush for too long.
Granted they are still learning, but children are usually the least effective at brushing their teeth and can often miss a lot of the food that has built up between their teeth. This is also especially the case to anyone with braces. Electric toothbrushes are much more effective at getting the hard to reach places between teeth, making them more reliable when it comes to providing a better overall cleaning experience, and a greater level of oral hygiene.
Gum disease and gingivitis are some the most common afflictions that occur as the result of a poorly maintained mouth. In many cases this is because of the hard to reach places, in between our teeth, that a standard brush is prone to missing. Food getting stuck between our teeth is also the biggest cause of bad breath. An electric toothbrush can solve both of these pesky issues as it can effectively clean between teeth, leaving you with fresher breath, and preventing the major causes of gum disease and gingivitis.