Which is Best for Your Smile? Electric or Manual Tools?

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You know that you should visit your dentist to have a checkup. You’ve probably heard that it’s important to visit your dentist every six months. While that’s true, it’s also very important that you take care of your teeth at home—either with traditional tools or powered ones.

For many people, powered and manual options tend to work about as well, but there are times when powered options are better. For instance, an electric toothbrush may be better for individuals with arthritis or other conditions that make it difficult to use your hands. Similarly, if you have braces, an electric toothbrush may work better for you. Finally, we recommend using a manual toothbrush if you find them more comfortable. If you are more comfortable when you are for your smile, you’re more likely to brush for the recommended two minutes.

Again, a water pick might be better than losing for you if you have problems with your hand or struggle to maneuver floss in your mouth. This tool literally sends a stream of water to clean the plaque between your teeth and remove debris. Many people find it easier to reach the back of their smile with a water pick, and some people find this tool refreshing.

To learn more, please feel free to contact us. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.