How often do you replace your toothbrush? Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush once every six months? But with so many options available, how do you choose the best brush for you? For instance, would an electric toothbrush be better for you than a manual one? Similarly, can you use a manual toothbrush and be fine?
In reality, an electric toothbrushes have a few advantages. For instance, it has been shown that you can remove more plaque and bacteria with an electric brush than a manual one. Similarly, some people find electric toothbrushes easier to use. This makes an electric toothbrush a great for individuals with arthritis or for people who struggle with hand control.
Still, some people prefer manual toothbrushes. With proper brushing techniques, manual toothbrushes can do remove the plaque and bacteria that threaten your gums. However, manual toothbrushes can be easier to use since they don’t require batteries or need charging. Similarly, if cost is a concern, a manual brush may be the better option.
So which type of toothbrush should you use? In reality, if you don’t have gingivitis, your choice may not be as important as you think. However, please remember to avoid brushing too hard or too soft. This can damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, some electric toothbrushes have a light will activate if you press to hard.
If you’re interested in learning more about the type of brush you should choose, please don’t hesitate to give New Prague Gentle Dental Care a call at 952-758-3003. Dr. Gregory Dvorak and our team look forward to hearing from you.