Why you should be using an electric toothbrush
Many people around the globe have switched to an electric toothbrush – according to the Oral Health Foundation, 12 million people have made the switch over the last 5 years in the UK alone.
Dentists around the country are asked daily why they’re so much better than regular toothbrushes and whether it’s worth investing in an electric brush.
If you’ve ever considered investing in one (trust us, you should!) these might be among the many questions you’ve asked yourself.
Here’s 5 of the top reasons why you should consider making the switch, and why we think you should take advantage of the products we offer at Icy Bear Dental.
They clean your teeth more thoroughly
There’s no debating that electric toothbrushes are far better at cleaning your teeth than manual brushes – there’s clear evidence that confirms it.
For starters, their whirring bristles remove plaque much faster, and more advanced designs make those hard-to-reach areas (like the backs of your molars or gum line) more accessible, better preventing cavities and gum disease.
If you’ve been on the lookout for something to keep on top of your oral health, our Sonic Whitening Toothbrush is the way to go.
With three cleaning modes, you’ll be able to keep your gums healthy and remove stubborn plaque, as well as get rid of any nasty stains – keeping your smile bright and restoring your teeth to their natural whiteness.
They encourage better brushing habits
As most of us probably already know, we’re meant to spend at least 2 minutes brushing our teeth every morning and evening – spending 30 seconds in each quadrant of our mouths.
When using a manual toothbrush, it’s easy to overlook how long you’re spending on brushing, but most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers, the most innovative with 30-second intervals.
This handy feature will ensure you’re paying enough attention to those all-important areas while you’re brushing.
They prevent you from brushing too hard
This is a more common issue than you might think.
It’s ironic – you try so hard to get your teeth nice and clean that you end up brushing too hard, causing damage to your gums and removing parts of your enamel, which we all know can lead to painfully sensitive teeth.
One of the many benefits of using an electric toothbrush is that it’s almost impossible to brush too hard, because you’re not (or shouldn’t be) doing any of the actual brushing – the bristles do all the work for you.
The only thing you need to do is simply reposition the brush in different sections of your mouth – there’s no need for you to be brushing back and forth or applying pressure.
They’re easier to use, especially if you have physical health restraints
If you suffer from a condition that limits mobility in your hands or arms, arthritis being a common one, then you’ll most definitely benefit from investing in an electric toothbrush.
These types of conditions make using manual toothbrushes far more difficult than it needs to be, but thanks to the larger handles seen on almost all electric toothbrush models, they are much easier to grip.
The brushes themselves do all the intricate cleaning for you, and they’re particularly useful for getting into tricky areas that require fine motor skills, like the backs of your molars and behind your upper and lower front teeth.
Start seeing the benefits of an electric toothbrush for yourself
The new year is quickly approaching, so there’s never been a better time for you to try something new – why not make the switch to an electric toothbrush and start seeing the benefits for yourself?
We can’t speak for other brands, of course, but we can more than confidently say that our Sonic Whitening Toothbrush is a worthy investment.
If you have any questions about our Sonic Whitening Toothbrush or need further advice from us here at Icy Bear Dental, feel free to get in touch.