At Homer Dental Centre, our Vancouver Dental office , we would like to educate our patient regarding their dental health. This time we have decided to talk about Electric tooth brush as we have received a lot of questions about it.

Electric toothbrushes are most effective at removing oral plaque that uses decay and disease. Here are the top 5 reasons on why you should invest in an electric toothbrush

5 – THEY CLEAN YOUR TEETH MORE THOROUGHLY.

Electric toothbrushes win hands down over manual brushes when it comes to cleaning ability. The electric version’s whirring bristles remove plaque better and faster, for starters. Their more advanced designs are also able to get at hard-to-clean areas like the backs of molars and the gum line, thus helping to prevent cavities and gingivitis.

4 – THEY KEEP YOU FROM BRUSHING TOO HARD. 

One of the major benefits of electric toothbrushes is that it’s nearly impossible to brush too hard with them because you shouldn’t really be doing the brushing. With an electric toothbrush, you simply hold the brush and let its moving bristles do the work. You do reposition the brush over different parts of your mouth, but you’re not supposed to be vigorously moving the brush back and forth, and you shouldn’t be applying pressure.

3 – THEY HAVE BUILT-IN TIMERS SO YOU BRUSH THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TIME.

Did you know you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least 2 minutes at a time, spending at least 30 seconds in each of your mouth’s four quadrants (upper right and left sides and lower right and left sides)? You probably think you easily brush your teeth for that amount of time, but if you timed yourself, you might be quite surprised at how little time you do brush.

2 – THEY’RE GREENER.

There’s some debate about whether electric toothbrushes are less harmful to the environment than manual toothbrushes. Those who say yes note that you would go through a lot of “regular” toothbrushes (the heads of which aren’t recyclable) before you dispose of an electric brush, most of which use replaceable heads. In fact, according to the environmental experts at Green Your, it takes between 14 and 42 toothbrush replacement heads to equal the amount of plastic in one manual toothbrush [source: Green Your].

1 – BECAUSE A SMILE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN WEAR

It goes without saying, smiling can affect your mood, break the tension, make people seem more attractive and appealing, among many other reasons. There are plenty of people out there who are self- conscious about how their smile looks, but you don’t have to be.

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