Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

When you’re taking care of your car or home, you want the best tools available to help keep it clean and working in top condition.  The same can be said of the state of your dental health and the tools you use in oral hygiene. While brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are essential parts of the oral hygiene process, there are ways to enhance your effectiveness by using better equipment.  One of the options available is to switch to an electric toothbrush, bringing the power and effectiveness of battery driven brushing to your routine. In this article we’ll cover the benefits of electric toothbrushes and why you should consider switching.


How Electric Toothbrushes Improve Your Brushing

Since there were introduced onto the market following their certification by the American Dental Association, electric toothbrushes have been aiding patients everywhere with improved oral hygiene.  Electric toothbrushes help to get more cleaning action for the time you spend brushing, eliminating plaque, tartar, and debris with incredible efficiency. This happens as a result of the bristles vibrating thanks to a small motor in the toothbrush.


Great For Those With Limited Mobility

Patients who suffer with conditions like carpal tunnel that impacts their mobility can greatly benefit from the use of electric toothbrushes in their hygiene routine.  The micro-movements of the bristles help replace the vigorous brushing that manual brushing usually involves. With this technology there’s no reason for patients with limited mobility to experience inferior oral hygiene, a little extra time and the benefit of an electric toothbrush means they’ll have sparkling clean teeth.


Reduction Of Waste

When a normal toothbrush wears out, you end up having to throw the whole thing away and buy another.  Electric toothbrushes usually have replaceable heads, and often you have multiple choices of head type to use in case one form isn’t working for you.  Since the main body of the toothbrush will remain when you change the head, you wind up producing less overall waste.


Perfect For Cleaning Around Orthodontic Equipment

Another great benefit that comes with electric toothbrushes is an improved ability to clean in and around orthodontic equipment such as braces.  The micromovements of the toothbrush easily get in and around the wires of the braces to clean out debris, tartar, and plaque from around them. While it’s  possible to clean around orthodontic equipment with a traditional toothbrush electric varieties do a much better job of cleaning around them.


If you’ve been looking into electric toothbrushes and other equipment that can improve your oral hygiene routine then you might consider stopping in and speaking to your dentist.  If you don’t have a dentist or live in the Memphis TN area and are looking for a new provider for your family, you might consider giving a call to The Orthodontic Clinic PC and scheduling an appointment with Dr. Adeola Faleye. They’ve been providing excellent preventative and cosmetic dentistry solutions to the surrounding community, and would be proud to become the dental care provider for your family.



Dr. Adeola Faleye

From our two locations in Bartlett and Memphis, TN, The Orthodontic Clinic P.C. proudly serves our community with the assistance of our team of orthodontic experts. We provide flexible appointment times and personalized care that ensures the incredible results you need and a beautiful smile that will be with you forever.


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6637 Summer Knoll Circle, Suite 102

Bartlett, TN 38134


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Memphis, TN 38120


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