Should I Use an Electric Toothbrush?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

It’s easy to become confused by all of the toothbrushes on the market today. Manual brushes with different shaped heads, electric brushes with pulsating or oscillating bristles, and even more pricey electric units that may offer a combination of features. With all of this to choose from, how can you tell which type of toothbrush is really the best for maintaining optimal dental hygiene?

The truth is, whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush is irrelevant. What is relevant is that you brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal. Your focus should be less on which type of toothbrush you use and more on finding one that you will, in fact, use regularly.

Timed Brushing

One of the benefits offered by electric toothbrushes is that they can reduce the amount of time you spend brushing. Because they are more powerful and therefore better able to remove food particles and plaque, you can often cut brushing time in half when using one. However, how long you should brush each time is something best discussed with Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young during your regularly scheduled visits.

Each smile is unique and each person has different needs, making it important that, no matter which type of toothbrush you use, you carefully follow the individual instructions provided by your dentist.

For more information about oral hygiene or to schedule an appointment at our Houston area office, please contact The Woodlands Premier Dentistry today.