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Which Electric Toothbrush Should I Choose?

Which Electric Toothbrush Should I Choose?

When shopping for an electric toothbrush you may easily become overwhelmed by your options. Fact is that the toothbrush you choose will largely come down to personal preference, however here are a few suggestions on features you should look for.

Small Brush Head

To make brushing easier, it's best to choose a model with a small brush head. Electric and manual toothbrushes with small heads allow for better maneuverability and access to hard to reach areas such as the backs of your front teeth or your very back teeth.

Round Rotating Brush Head

Electric toothbrushes that feature round rotating brush heads mimic the circular brushing motion recommended by many dentists.  All you need to do is move the toothbrush over your teeth and the toothbrush will make the circular motions for you. Brushing your teeth thoroughly has never been easier!

Built-In Timer

Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush, dentists recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. To help you achieve that two minute goal, an increasing number of electric toothbrushes come with built-in timers. Once the two minutes have passed your electric toothbrush will let you know. These handy timers can help to take the guesswork out of brushing. You'll likely be surprised at just how long two minutes is if you've been rushing through your oral hygiene routine each day.

Other Optional Features

Some other handy features to consider are: timers that go off every 30 seconds, so that you know exactly how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth, and pressure sensors that let you know if you're brushing too hard, (useful people who have sensitive gums).

If you're considering investing in an electric toothbrush contact your Vancouver dentist at South Granville Dentistry to book a consultation to discuss your options.


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