People have been brushing their pearly whites manually for ages, but technology is ever-evolving and there are now many different kinds of electric toothbrushes on the market. Here at Priti Naik, DDS, we love Sonicare and other electric toothbrushes because we believe they allow for a thorough, daily deep cleaning that keeps teeth healthy and strong.
Here are just a few reasons we love electric toothbrushes:
Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and keep a proper oral hygiene routine, you can still be at risk of developing cavities. This is because brushing technique is critical during your daily dental care regimen. If you don’t brush long enough or if you brush too hard, this can end up affecting your oral health negatively.
Electric toothbrushes like Sonicare and Oral-B come with certain modes that are specialized for sensitive teeth, whitening benefits or gum-massaging to ensure that each smile is brushed with the right pressure and the best methods for your unique needs. Timers hold you accountable to the two-minute brush time, and other features keep you from brushing incorrectly.
We can’t move our manual toothbrushes the same way that electric toothbrushes can maneuver through the cleaning process. Vibration and rotation oscillation removes plaque from small, hard to reach places and sets us up for better overall dental health. Some electric toothbrushes are even Bluetooth connected, which means that you can connect to an app while you brush to get data about your habits, leading to a more healthy smile (and even entertainment!)
At Priti Naik, DDS, we love talking about dental health. Wondering if you should take the leap and get an electric toothbrush of your own? We’d love to help you weigh the pros and cons, and be a part of your journey! Call us today at (703) 288-1800 to discuss your oral health or set up an appointment with Dr. Naik for a routine cleaning. We can’t wait to see you!