A diligent oral hygiene regimen is critical to maintaining a healthy smile, and the backbone of any oral hygiene routine is brushing your teeth at least twice a day. At Dental Care South, we strive to not only provide excellent dental care to the Tuscaloosa area, but also to help our patients make the best possible choices for their at-home oral hygiene. Our patients consistently get great results from electric toothbrushes, and if you’ve been considering upgrading from a manual to an electric brush, now is the perfect time.

How Do Electric Toothbrushes Help?

While it’s absolutely possible to keep your teeth clean and healthy using a manual toothbrush, electric toothbrushes make the job a little easier. By using powerful motors in the toothbrush, an electric toothbrush allows you to clean your teeth by simply gliding the brush head slowly over your teeth instead of brushing back and forth, helping to prevent tooth decay and making for an easier and more convenient brushing experience.

Patients of all ages see excellent results from electric toothbrushes. With children, electric brushes are often easier to use and don’t require as sophisticated of a technique, making it simpler for a child to keep their teeth clean and healthy. For adults, the convenience of an electric toothbrush helps keep teeth clean even during busy, stressful periods at work. Older patients often see improvements in oral hygiene from electric toothbrushes because they don’t require the same dexterity that manual brushes do.

Type of Electric Toothbrushes

There are countless brands and models of electric toothbrushes on the market, but in our experience, Oral B and Sonicare are the two best brands on the market. Your Tuscaloosa dentist, Dr. Skalnik, uses Sonicare Kids with his own children and has seen great results! Sonicare tends to be the higher-end brand and includes more technology, but makes many products ranging from basic electric brushes to more advanced models. Ultimately, the decision depends on what’s best for you and your family. Some patients are happy with a basic rotating brush, while others prefer a more advanced model – some even come with software that tracks your brushing and sends a report to your dentist!

Contact Your Tuscaloosa, AL Dentist

Brushing and flossing are a foundational part of any great smile, and if you have any other questions on choosing the right toothbrush or would like to schedule a checkup appointment at our Tuscaloosa dentist’s office, we’d love to speak with you. Give us a call at 205.752.1929 with any questions or reach out to us at our contact page to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams through high-quality dental care!

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