You can take Google’s word for what the best electric toothbrush is but why not listen to your dentist. Your dentist knows teeth and specifically knows what’s best for your teeth! Sometimes it is recommended that people use an electric toothbrush over brushing manually.
There are many benefits of using an electric toothbrush! One of the benefits of electric toothbrushes are their superiority when it comes to getting a full clean. An electric toothbrush moves in an oscillating motion to remove more plaque and reduce gingivitis than brushing manually. It provides 20,000+ movements per minute while manually brushing only delivers 300-600 movements per minute. An electric toothbrush tends to have a smaller head that individually cleans each tooth. They are easier to use than a manual toothbrush, especially for people with arthritis or a similar condition. People who use an electric toothbrush tend to brush longer than they would if they were manually brushing. This makes for overall better oral hygiene.
Here are three of the most recommended electric toothbrushes by dentists. They are in order from the first being the newest and most expensive to the third and more affordable option. All of these toothbrushes can be found on amazon.com.
1. Foreo ISSA 2 Toothbrush
“The ISSA Toothbrush by Foreo is a breakthrough in battery-operated toothbrushes," says Gregg Lituchy, a dentist at Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City. Instead of the usual rotating bristle brush, the newly-released ISSA 2 uses a pulsing silicone brush that the company claims is 35 times more hygienic than standard bristles. The head needs to be replaced just once a year and the charge lasts about 6 months.
2. Rotadent Contour
"My favorite electric toothbrush is from Rotadent," says Kourosh Maddhi, a cosmetic dentist based in Beverly Hills, Calif. "It has very soft bristles, thus minimizing damage to the gum." The brush automatically shuts off after 2 and a half minutes of use, and the charge lasts up to 3 weeks.
3. Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun
“I like the Oral B Braun brush for its circumferential action on the tooth surface," says David Tecosky, a Philadelphia-based dentist. A pressure sensor lets you know when you're brushing too hard, and an in-handle timer pulses every 30 seconds to signal that it's time to move to a different part of your mouth.
It is incredibly common to apply too much or too little pressure when brushing manually which leads to a receding gum line or plaque buildup. An electric toothbrush helps to apply the correct motions to the surface of your teeth and gums for an optimal clean. It is also helpful that most electric toothbrushes have a self-timing option built in, so that you are more likely to brush for as long as you should. If you have any more questions about electric toothbrushes and proper dental hygiene, call Theisen Dental serving the St. Cloud, MN Area.