- Posted on: Aug 23 2012
Mechanical toothbrushes are quickly growing in popularity, but are they worth the extra cost? The Academy of General Dentistry reports that the best toothbrush is one that you will actually use. If you are more inclined to use a mechanical toothbrush, the extra expense may be worth it. It is equally important that you visit a dentist for bi-annual dental hygiene and teeth cleaning appointments.
Whether your toothbrush is mechanical or manual, here are some things to look for:
- Soft bristles
- Ergonomic handle
- Appropriate size for your mouth
If you brush your teeth too hard, you may eventually initiate bone loss, leading to problems with the integrity of your smile. Having a mechanical toothbrush can help this problem, since it allows you to thoroughly clean your teeth while applying a minimal amount of pressure.
However, even the most advanced mechanical toothbrush is not capable of removing all plaque and tartar from your teeth. Do not allow a high-end toothbrush to give you a false sense of security. Only professional teeth cleanings can help ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy for years to come.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania and are interested in learning more about proper oral hygiene, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an appointment.
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