The COVID-19 outbreak means many dental practices are either completely closed or only offering limited appointments. This means that is particularly important to practice good oral hygiene. Taking care of your teeth can improve your overall health and also reduce your risk of developing tooth decay. Good oral hygiene starts with a good toothbrush. But which type of toothbrush is best? Below we will explain the differences between electric and manual toothbrushes.
Benefits of Manual Toothbrushes
Manual toothbrushes are the tried-and-true way to clean your teeth. These simple brushes are easy to find and very inexpensive. Some people feel that manual brushes give them better control. This is because they have lightweight handles that fit easily into your hand. People with sensitive teeth or gums might also find that it’s easier to control pressure with a manual brush.
Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes
Electric toothbrushes take the guesswork out of getting a deep clean. These brushes have rotating heads that thoroughly clean the tooth surfaces. Many of them have customized features and built-in timers to make cleaning easy. These brushes are great for people who want an easy but effective brushing experience. People with limited mobility might also find these brushes easier to use.
Regardless of Your Brush…
Both manual and electric toothbrushes are effective tools. The best option for you simply depends on your personal preference. The most important thing is that you brush twice daily, floss every day, and stay on top of your overall dental health.
Good Dental Care Starts at Home
Visiting the dentist is a very important part of your oral care. However, a healthy smile should start with the care you take at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth correctly will eliminate plaque and prevent diseases. Take care of your teeth at home, then visit The Smile Artisans when our office reopens. We can’t wait to see you soon!