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Tia Payne

 

TiaPayne

Electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush?

 

Like everything, especially in medicine, everything is relative; relative on the basis of the patient we have in front of us.

 
 

Like everything, especially in medicine, everything is relative; relative on the basis of the patient we have in front of us. With the same patient healthy and in hygienic maintenance, and therefore without particular dental pathological, it can be said that the electric toothbrush allows more effective cleaning of the manual toothbrush and above all it does not need a particular manual skill instead of the manual toothbrush (remember that the minimum time necessary to clean the teeth sufficiently is at least 2 minutes). However, under certain post-intervention conditions, it may be advised by your dentist to use the manual toothbrush as it allows you to control force and movement in the brushing (necessary and important elements in some conditions).

In both cases, it is essential to rinse! Why?

The circular movement of the electric toothbrush head or the inner movement of the bristles of the manual toothbrush remove the plaque present in / between our teeth, but without proper rinsing this plaque would remain inside our mouth! Rinse your mouth thoroughly and repeatedly at the end of the 2 minutes of cleaning (you can close the water tap during tooth cleaning so as to reduce unnecessary waste and reopen it at the time of rinsing). Without rinsing the plaque could remain inside our oral cavity!

The bristles of the toothbrush (both manual and electric) lose their effectiveness over time: how do you recognize when the toothbrush has to be changed? The bristles of the electric toothbrush begin to fade: it's time to change the head. But when the bristles of the manual toothbrush begin to open (normally after one / two months if used regularly after every meal) then we have to change the toothbrush!

If you still have doubts, ask our hygienists or dentists for advice, and remember that oral hygiene at home is not enough, to avoid caries it is advisable (in a patient without particular dent-giving problems) at least 2 oral hygiene sessions a year . For more information visit: Teeth Whitening Manchester

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