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There have been several advances in the dental community, especially when it comes down to what we brush our teeth with. From manual to powered toothbrushes, it can be difficult to know what is best for your mouth. Today our team is going to give you some answers to your most asked powered toothbrush questions.

Which power toothbrush is best?

There are two types of powered toothbrushes on the market today: rechargeable and battery-powered. Rechargeable powered brushes use a different cleaning technology than battery-powered toothbrushes. Oscillating-rotating (3D Cleaning) or sonic technology is common in rechargeable brushes, whereas battery power gives enough vibration to add in the cleaning action.

Is powered better than manual?

Brushing your teeth, no matter what method you use is vital to healthy and strong teeth. In certain studies, powered toothbrushes that rotate bristle movement and direction (oscillating-rotating) generally are more effective in plaque removal and gum stimulation.

Who should have powered toothbrushes?

Powered toothbrushes can be used at any age, even younger kids. Often times, those that struggle with dexterity or cleaning with a manual brush, will be recommended to start brushing with an electric toothbrush.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

A nice option about powered toothbrushes is they have replaceable bristles. Generally, you should replace these bristles every few months or when you notice the bristles are becoming worn down. These bristles should also be soft to prevent damage to your teeth or gums.

No matter what toothbrush you use, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Please give our office a call today at 714-635-1021 to set up an appointment with our dentist.