You hear it from every dentist: brushing your teeth twice a day is the single, most important preventive technique anyone can do to reduce their risk of cavities, plaque, and other oral health issues. However, the technique matters quite a lot, because through brushing you should ideally remove most of the food particles, debris, and bacteria from your mouth.
So naturally, many patients wonder if they should upgrade from a manual toothbrush to an electrical one. But are electric toothbrushes actually better at keeping your teeth healthy?
Keep reading to find out the answer!
Let’s look at a side by side comparison to determine whether an electric or manual toothbrush can yield the most benefits:
Electric toothbrushes offer a more convenient way to clean your teeth thoroughly. However, you don’t have to switch to one, necessarily. If you are mindful with your brushing, a manual toothbrush can do the job just fine too.
But no matter which you choose, brushing at home and flossing are only part of a good oral hygiene routine. It’s also important to see the dentist for professional cleaning routinely, as even an electric toothbrush won’t remove all debris from your mouth as the dentist can.
If you’re looking to address your oral health needs, we at Scarsdale Smiles provide a wide array of services that can help you get the smile of your dreams. No matter if you need preventative, restorative, or even cosmetic dental care, our team is at your service.
To get started, book a consultation with Alexander Cox DMD, FAGD, or call us at (914) 723-1186 if you have more questions about our services.