Thursday, February 28, 2013

Should You Use An Electric Toothbrush?

Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes can be more effective.  Let's think about why that may be true.

One of the major reasons I think this is helpful is because of the timers that most electrics have.
You see, it has been suggested that each time we brush we should brush for about 2 minutes.

Two minutes is actually a long time.   It doesn't seem like it, but it is.   Therefore, most of us actually brush far less, even though we think it is more in our minds.

You can test this by timing yourself.  If you are not used to brushing for a full 2 minutes you will quickly realize it when you are using a timer.  You will think it is 'taking forever'.

The point of brushing your teeth is to manually disrupt plaque.  This is very important.  The circular electronic motion of the  brushing or sonic action for some brushes, may do a better job of that than manually brushing.

However, if you are truly taking your time and doing a good job with a manual brush, you could conceivable also be effective.

The time is one of the biggest factors.  This is where many fall short.   The timer on an electric can help to keep you on track.

Author:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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