Best Toothbrush for Removing Plaque

December 30, 2022 4:28 pm

A red manual toothbrush faces a light blue electric toothbrush against a teal background

There are a lot of toothbrushes available at the store and online. It’s beneficial to choose one that best fits your oral health needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Manual Toothbrushes

Traditional toothbrushes don’t have any electronic components. With manual brushes, you create circular motions while you brush your teeth. Although budget-friendly and easily portable, manual toothbrushes require a high level of technique and patience to ensure teeth are properly cleaned. It can be difficult for children or those who have trouble with hand movement and dexterity to properly remove plaque with a manual toothbrush.

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes have powered bristles that automatically circulate while you brush. They require less concentration, coordination, and hand and arm movement than manual toothbrushes. Because electric toothbrushes provide a consistent, powerful brushing motion that easily removes plaque and food debris, they are a more accessible option for most children and patients with minimal manual dexterity.

There are many types of electric toothbrushes to choose from, including battery-operated electric toothbrushes and rechargeable brushes. We find the easiest and most helpful type of electric toothbrush has a built-in two minute timer, soft bristles, and a charging station.

Professional Cleanings & Exams

In addition to maintaining a daily at-home oral hygiene routine, don’t forget about your twice-yearly dental cleanings and checkups. Even with the best toothbrush at home, it’s not uncommon to miss certain areas in the mouth, such as the back molars and behind the front teeth. Biannual dental cleanings can help combat plaque buildup in hard-to-reach areas of your smile.

At Serene Dentistry, our goal is for patients to enjoy a lifetime of great oral health. Our team can also recommend specific electric toothbrushes that we think would suit your unique smile needs. Please contact our office today to set up your dental appointment! We would be delighted to hear from you.

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