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Electric toothbrush benefits
An electric toothbrush has an electric motor in the handle that helps to vibrate the head of the brush. The electric power can be supplied by electricity or a battery. There are two types of movements; it can either oscillate from side to side or it can use rotation-oscillation, where the brush head rotates in one direction then turns to another.
Electric toothbrushes have become very common and an increasing number of people are opting for them rather than the manual hand-held toothbrushes. This is majorly attributed to the fact that dentists are recommending them to patients. They provide effective preventative dental care. There are several benefits of using an electric toothbrush.
One of the most important reasons why they are preferred by most people is because they are thorough. They movement of the bristles produces a more thorough and deep cleaning as compared to a manual brush. They are excellent when it comes to stain removal. This is beneficial to people who drink a lot of coffee.
An electric toothbrush is very effective in removing plaque. There is no way of preventing the growth of plaque on the teeth completely, because it constantly grows. The brush can help remove bad breath because it removes bacteria that are found at the hard to reach places. Each bristle head has been designed in a way that makes it convenient to clean each and every part of the mouth.
It is also suitable for people with some medical conditions and the old. Brushing of the teeth requires dexterity and the movement of the hands, shoulders and arms. This may not be as easy for the old and people with some conditions such as arthritis. The electric toothbrush minimizes the amount of work and movement hence making it suitable for them.
It causes less damage in the mouth. The vibrations provide a gentle massage that simulates healthy blood circulation. They have pressure sensors that are meant to prevent damage to the mouth as a result of vigorous brushing. The sensors will automatically stop or stall whenever a person applies too much pressure on the gums.
The brushes have built in timers that aid when brushing teeth. You should brush your teeth for two minutes. The timers beep when the two minutes are up. This will help to ensure that you have brushed your teeth well. Some beep after a period of thirty seconds.