By Susan Braden
At 1Dental.com, we like to look for helpful, affordable dental solutions to help increase the quality of families' oral hygiene. While electric toothbrushes may not be the best option for everyone, here is information we have found about the benefits of these toothbrushes.
1. Rapid vibration. Electric toothbrush heads can vibrate at 2,500-40,000 brush strokes per minute, depending on the brand. The most high-quality electric toothbrushes typically vibrate 30,000-40,000 brush strokes each minute. These increased brush strokes help to directly remove plaque. Electric toothbrushes also display another cleaning property -- their rapid motion speeds up the saliva surrounding your teeth to dislodge the bacterial plaque even beyond the reach of the toothbrush's bristles.
3. Affordable dental price. The highest quality electric toothbrushes range from $80-$150, depending on the model purchased, while the most affordable vibrating toothbrushes can be as low as $5. The cost of an electric toothbrush may be offset by the cash your family may save over time at the dentist office because of properly functioning teeth and gums. The use of an electric toothbrush may lead to more affordable dental bills for you and your family.
2. Plaque reduction for your kids in braces. An electric toothbrush reduces plaque and gum irritation often more adequately than a regular toothbrush can, especially around orthodontic appliances. This kind of toothbrush also decreases poor-smelling breath -- in most cases, poor-smelling breath results from poorly cared for gums or the onset of gum disease.
An electric toothbrush may provide advantages to individuals and their families, including adequate plaque removal at an affordable dental price. To save more money and shopping time, different brush heads can be used within a family so they can brush with the the same brush using different-colored the brush-heads. Whatever kind of toothbrush you may choose, remember to always maintain proper, consistent oral hygiene and to attend dentist cleaning appointments for your best oral health.