It has been confirmed in many studies and most dentists and dental hygienists will say it: electric brushing is better than brushing your teeth with a regular toothbrush. At OptiSmile, we have a wide range of electric and automatic toothbrushes and brush heads.
Why is electric brushing better than regular brushing?
Electric toothbrushes clean the mouth better than manual toothbrushes. This has been proven in many scientific studies. Dentists and dental hygienists have also agreed on this for years. An electric toothbrush is easier to clean in hard-to-reach areas. It is easier to reach between the teeth, along the gumline and behind the hard-to-reach molars. This helps prevent plaque, inflamed gums and cavities. Electric toothbrushing is also very easy to use. You don't have to do any 'hard labour'. After all, you just hold the electric toothbrush head on a tooth for three to five seconds and then go through the whole mouth. Convenience is what it's all about!
How to Best Use a Power Toothbrush
As mentioned above, it is best to rotate the electric toothbrush on one tooth for about 3-5 seconds. It is recommended to move and rotate the brush head a little during these seconds to really clean all the nooks and crannies. Make sure you also brush the spaces between the teeth. Many bacteria and plaque can accumulate in these spaces.
From what age can I start brushing with electric toothbrushes?
Electric toothbrushing is possible for children as young as 3 years old. There is nothing harmful about the electric toothbrush for children's teeth. In fact, OptiSmile sells special electric toothbrushes for children! These toothbrushes, made of safe silicone, come in blue and pink. Brushing with these brushes is fully automatic and takes less than 40 seconds!