You’re in the supermarket going up and down the aisles in search of anything you may need for your home. Most would rather spend a few hours in the store once or twice a month rather than making multiple trips throughout the month.
As you round the corner, you come across the dental hygiene aisle and become immediately overwhelmed. If you have a hard time choosing the best toothbrushes for you and your family, this post is for you! Your dentist Coeur d’Alene is here to explore the different types of toothbrushes on the market with you.
The Manual Toothbrush
Despite what many advertisements may have you thinking, the manual toothbrush is effective in removing plaque and dental debris just as any other toothbrush. Even the American Dental Association has given their blessing when it comes to using manual toothbrushes to clean your teeth. It’s just important that you’re using the correct dental practices.
As long as you brush consistently twice a day for at least two minutes, you should be effective in removing dental plaque and decay. Don’t forget to floss! Not to mention, manual toothbrushes cost less, so everyone has access to them!
If you have a problem with consistently practicing dental care at home, a manual toothbrush may not be the best tool for you. Patients with arthritic hands or other disabilities that affect dexterity could have a hard time using a manual toothbrush. Unless the patient or a caregiver modifies the handle, a wider gripped electric toothbrush could be a better option for you.
The Electric Toothbrush
Speaking of electric toothbrushes, patients have been benefiting from them since the late 60’s. Their easy to use and either battery powered or can be electrically charged with an outlet and plug. Their rotating bristle heads provide thousands of brush strokes per minute!
You just let the brush do the work for you! All you must do is accurately steer around the mouth, including teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof. Sonicare offers some of the most effective electric toothbrushes on the market and come highly recommended by our office.
Sometimes parents who have a difficult time getting their children to love dental care can benefit from purchasing electric toothbrushes. The fancy styles and shapes can look cool and inviting to young patients.
Make the Best Decision for You
It’s always best to choose the dental brush that fits your lifestyle and your needs. Although there are many advertisements and images in the media that could try to sway you in one way or the other, the choice is ultimately yours. If you need advice, feel free to reach out to your local dentist.
About Our Office
From the beginning to the end of the planning process, our team at Orban Family Dental enjoys giving our patients the best dental care possible. That’s why Dr. Orban offers complete dental exams during every appointment. This way, we can evaluate your current dental health and help you improve it with dental care tips for home. If you have any questions, feel free to call our local office!