Using an Electric Toothbrush
Technology is consistently improving and making life more comfortable, and brushing your teeth is no different. The invention of the electric toothbrush has made manual brushing a thing of the past. If you’re looking to make the switch, our team at the office of Dr. Andres de Cardenas will give you the best tips to Use an Electric Toothbrush!
An electric toothbrush is extremely convenient, but if it’s misused, it can end up being worse than if you brushed your teeth manually. If you employ an electric toothbrush correctly, you’ll be able to eliminate plaque buildup and make your smile look better than ever.
Tips on Using Electric Brushes
If you’re wondering how to Use an Electric Toothbrush to get the deepest clean, here are some helpful tips!
Hold it steady: The benefit of an electric toothbrush is that it does all of the movement for you. The combined motion of your toothbrush moving along with the regular motion from manually brushing can diminish plaque greatly. When cleaning, hold your electric toothbrush at about a 45-degree angle and let the bristles get into the hard to reach places you wouldn’t be able to reach with your old toothbrush.
Brush in quadrants: One question many people have when switching to an electric toothbrush is, “How long to do I brush for?” Dividing your mouth into 4 quadrants: top, bottom, left, and right, will make it easier for you to have a thorough clean. Spending 30-45 seconds in each quadrant, will do the trick!
Correct brush head: One of the most important factors to consider when you use an electric brush is to have a brush head that fits the inside of your mouth correctly and isn’t too harsh. For more sensitive gums, our team can recommend the right brush head that will reach in between your teeth without causing inflammation or bleeding.
Regularly replace the brush head: If you are new to joining the “electric toothbrush club,” it may seem like you don’t need to replace the brush head of an electric toothbrush as often as a regular toothbrush. However, it should be treated just like any other toothbrush and be replaced every 3-4 months or whenever you see the bristles are frayed. Electric toothbrushes provide many benefits to your teeth while an old brush head well negates them all.
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Your smile is one of your most important and beautiful features, and we want to make sure it always looks healthy. At the office of Dr. Andres de Cardenas, our team will help you using your electric brush to get the most out of it. With decades of experience, there is no better expert on teeth than Dr. de Cardenas and his handpicked team of dental professionals.
In our office we believe the most important person is the one right in front of us, so we’ll work to make sure you feel comfortable and cared for throughout every appointment. If you’ve had bad experiences with your dentist in the past, Dr. de Cardenas and his team will make you fall in love with going to the dentist!
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