Proper brushing and flossing is a major key to good oral health. It is important to brush and floss twice a day for two minutes each time. A recent article in Prevention Magazine presents the benefits of electric toothbrushes, but doesn’t discount that manual toothbrushes can be just as effective. Dr. Ryan Caudill suggests the possibility of an electric toothbrush for those patients that don’t have the manual dexterity for traditional brushing or are looking for a more comprehensive clean compared to a manual toothbrush.
The article presents six current electric toothbrushes, but only two of the six options highlight having the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance.
The article states, “Powered toothbrushes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance have provided evidence from clinical trials and investigations that the product is safe, not just safe for the teeth, but for soft tissues and dental restorations as well.”
You can also use an electric toothbrush with traditional braces and of course, Invisalign treatment. Do your homework when shopping, but most importantly don’t wait for the perfect toothbrush before you brush up on that perfect smile.
The new year is a great time to try out a new way to clean those pearly whites. If you have any questions about brushing, braces, or electric toothbrushes, you can ask Dr. Caudill or Dr. McNeight at your next visit. Schedule your free exam 24/7 on the Caudill Orthodontics website.