Coke or Pepsi? White or wheat bread? Bacon or sausage? These are all questions that have no correct answer. However, your dentist in Venice has a question that does have an answer: manual or electric toothbrush? So, which one should you use? Read more below to find out which is better for you and your oral health.
An eleven-year-long study from the Oral Health Foundation has recently proven that people who use an electric toothbrush have fewer cavities, healthier gums, and actually keep their teeth for longer than those who use manual brushes. Because of their oscillating heads, electric toothbrushes are better able to remove harmful plaque from all surfaces of the tooth. At least, all surfaces that are reachable from brushing alone. Flossing should be added to your oral health care routine to clean the areas of your teeth that not even the best electric toothbrush can reach.
Besides keeping your mouth cleaner, electric toothbrushes have a few advantages over manual ones, such as:
As mentioned earlier, regular brushing as well as flossing should be part of your daily routine. There are also a few other steps you can take to keep your oral health in good shape. Here are a few examples:
Dr. R. Scott Thompson graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1988, and opened his private practice in Venice, FL two years later. He takes time to ask patients what their personal oral health goals are and helps achieve them. To learn more about which kind of toothbrush is right for you, contact Dr. Thompson at (941)-451-5849.