Ask the Doctor: Electric Toothbrushes

Q: What are the benefits of electric toothbrushes? Are they worth the investment?

A: The benefits of using an electric toothbrush are definitely worth the investment! An electric toothbrush is an effective way to access harder-to-reach areas as well as to clean more areas in the mouth in the same time it takes to use a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are also great at removing unwanted surface stains, and in return the consumer gains not only a whiter smile,
but healthier gums during the process. Some of the benefits of using an electric toothbrush can be long term. Several studies have shown that people who use an electric toothbrush experience a higher reduction in plaque buildup and gingivitis compared to people who brush regularly with a manual brush. There are many different types and brands of electric toothbrushes on the market with an assortment of benefits for the consumer. If you are considering purchasing an electric toothbrush, consult your dentist for any specific recommendations according to your needs.

Kristen Conner, DMD Signature Smiles Office Located in Hixson at 4806 Hixson Pike 423.702.4030 signature-smiles.com

Kristen Conner, DMD
Signature Smiles
Office Located in Hixson
at 4806 Hixson Pike
423.702.4030
signature-smiles.com

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