Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oral B Pro Care 1000

We just added The Oral B Professional Care 1000 Electric Toothbrush to Toothy Grins Store


I also found out direct from Oral B today that this toothbrush is also know as "Precision Care 1000"  and  "HealthyCare 1000"

The purpose of any toothbrush, manual or electric is to help us disrupt plaque.  Plaque is the enemy.

Some studies have shown that an electric is better at disrupting plaque than a manual toothbrush.  I think a lot depends on how well you use it.

It is nice to have a timer that tells you when the 2 minutes is up.  Most people, when using a manual, lose track of time.  30 seconds seems like 2 minutes to them.   So, they don't even do the amount recommended by their dentist - but they think they do!

A timer is one of the benefits of an electric.

The only part that worries me a little is the possibility of too much action against the gums.  You can lessen that by using a very light touch.  Aside from gum disease, brushing too hard with a toothbrush is a cause of gum erosion / recession.

The key takeaway is that plaque is very easy to disrupt.   So there is no need to brush hard.   On the other hand, consistency is also the key.   Plaque needs to be disrupted at least once every 24 hours.  But that does NOT mean you can brush once -per -day.  Brush the amount and way that your dentist or hygienist suggests.

An electric toothbrush can be a great asset.  My periodontist also recommends the Oral B brand.   And I think he really knows what he is talking about!   :)

One of my favorite tools for dental health improvement, however, remains this oral irrigator. 


Author:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

 PS:  Better dental health prevention is the key to avoiding expensive treatments, pain and perhaps even lost teeth down the road.   Keeping your teeth for a lifetime of good service pays off in multiple ways!

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