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Should I Buy a Rechargeable Tooth Brush?


Posted on 5/1/2024 by Dr. Dani Stansell
An electric toothbrushYou have most likely been brushing with your manual toothbrush your entire life, and your toothbrush has been cleaning your teeth just fine, or so you think. However, about 40 percent of Americans have moved from traditional manual toothbrushes to an electric or rechargeable toothbrush. Have you been thinking about trading your reliable manual toothbrush for a new rechargeable toothbrush? Here is some information about rechargeable toothbrushes.

What Is a Rechargeable Toothbrush?


The only difference between manual toothbrushes and rechargeable toothbrushes is that the brushing motion of your hand and wrist is taken over by a machine that moves the brush up and down. Rechargeable toothbrushes usually have a base that is electric, which is why they are sometimes called electric toothbrushes. You simply have to lift the toothbrush from the base to brush your teeth.

The Positives of Rechargeable Toothbrushes


Rechargeable toothbrushes have several advantages. First, rechargeable toothbrushes are more effective at cleaning plaque off your teeth than manual toothbrushes. Plaque is the film bacteria leave in your mouth. If you do not clean plaque off your teeth, you are risking the plaque turning into tartar, gum disease, or tooth decay. Also, using a rechargeable toothbrush means that you brush your teeth for the precise amount of time you should - two minutes each time you brush.

The Negatives of Rechargeable Toothbrushes


One of the most common issues with rechargeable toothbrushes is that for people with sensitive teeth, the toothbrush may be too powerful and cause discomfort. Be sure that if you use a rechargeable toothbrush, you do not push down on the toothbrush too hard. Also, rechargeable toothbrushes are more expensive than manual toothbrushes. However, once you buy a rechargeable toothbrush, you only have to replace the head of the toothbrush rather than the entire appliance.

What Should I Buy?


You should buy whatever type of toothbrush you feel comfortable using. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, whether you use a manual toothbrush or a rechargeable one. Not sure which type of toothbrush is right for you? Let us help you figure it out. Give us a call today to make an appointment.

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