It is widely known now that electric toothbrushes are better than standard ones. Dentists recommend electric brushes, and sales have gone through the roof in recent years. So, what are the benefits of electric toothbrushes and why are they taking the place of regular ones? Read on to find out.

Better Oral Health

Studies indicate that electric toothbrush users have better oral health, healthier gums and keep their natural teeth for longer. Here, we look at some benefits of using an electric toothbrush.

They Work quicker & Harder

An electric toothbrush moves quickly and vigorously, covering as much of the teeth and gums as possible. Some electric brushes have heads that spin in different directions simultaneously, providing a highly effective clean that a manual brush simply cannot compete with.

Easier to Use

A manual toothbrush requires a firm grip and a lot of arm and hand movement to ensure all areas of the mouth are cleaned efficiently. This could be a problem for those who suffer from various conditions, such as arthritis. Children tend not to put in the effort required with a manual brush. Electric toothbrushes do a lot of the work for you, so they will not cause pain or discomfort for anyone with weakness in the hands or arms.

Long-lasting and Cost-effective

Manual toothbrushes are a cheap option, but they need to be replaced frequently. An electric toothbrush will last much longer; even when the heads are old, they can simply be replaced, making them a sound investment.

Look and Feel of Teeth

A more thorough clean will help your teeth look and feel better. Knowing your teeth are as clean as possible will help boost confidence. Electric toothbrushes can access the tiny gaps and cracks that manual brushes may miss, so your mouth should feel fresh and healthy after using one. You may also find that your dentist notices a difference after switching to an electric toothbrush.

Timers and Settings

Electric toothbrushes are equipped with settings and timers. Many will tell you when you have been brushing for 30 seconds, a minute or two minutes. This enables you to judge how long to spend on each section when brushing. Pulsating settings can help to dislodge food that may be stuck between teeth.
Consult a dental specialist, such as The Practice at Mortlake, for more advice on oral health.

For information on the dental services we offer at The Practice At Mortlake or to book in for dental hygiene treatments in Richmond, call us on 0208 8795398.