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Brushing your teeth three times a day is essential to prevent dental problems and good oral health. If you are wondering if electric toothbrushes can damage your gums or teeth then I will summarize here some of the results of an experiment we presented before.
Both types of brushes can give you similar benefits. However, with respect to common manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes offer some advantages, here are the main ones:
In an electric toothbrush, the bristles vibrate or rotate, helping you remove plaque buildup from your gums and teeth. This vibration produces micro-movements each time you move your toothbrush around and through your teeth. This package of many moves removes plaque more effectively. One study shows that electric toothbrushes reduced plaque by 21 percent and gingivitis ( swollen gums) by 11 percent, after three months of use.
Another advantage is its usefulness for people with some mobility difficulties. This is because most of the work is done by your electric toothbrush for you.
I have another very interesting finding for you from another comparative study. It turns out that people became more focused while brushing their teeth with an electric toothbrush. This made people’s experience of brushing their teeth better and then it increases the quality of dental hygiene.
Finally, that same research reported that people who use the manual toothbrush have a greater tendency to brush very hard, compared to users of an electric toothbrush. As you know, one of the reasons for the damage to gums and teeth is over-brushing.
An electric toothbrush help you avoid common damages from traditional brushing
As you can see the answer to your question is that the electric toothbrush does not damage your gums or teeth, on the contrary, it can help you avoid common damage from traditional brushing.
Also, remember that if you use a manual toothbrush it is more difficult to know if you have brushed your teeth long enough. In many electric toothbrushes, you have a built-in timer, among many other useful and novel functions that bring the electric toothbrushes of today. In this article, we reviewed the most stylish toothbrushes available this year.
So, using an electric toothbrush is not a problem. On the contrary, it can be an excellent tool for you to maintain your oral hygiene and to remove plaque that causes cavities and other diseases. Of course, this means that you have to spend on the initial value as well as the regular replacement of the brushing heads. Besides, if you buy the best brands, you will find that electric toothbrushes last a long time.
In conclusion, an electric toothbrush can make cleaning easier, resulting in greater plaque removal. You can consult your dentist if you have concerns about choosing the best toothbrush for you.