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|How To Use Electric Toothbrush Properly by jannydear(f): 3:16pm On Dec 29, 2019|
Everybody yearns to display dazzling set of sparkling white teeth whenever they smile, laugh, or talk. Most individuals are now opting for electric toothbrush instead of the conventional manual type.
However, it isn’t about buying an expensive electric toothbrush, you must know how to use it properly to see positive results.
A dental hygienist at Curaden Dental Clinic, Theodora Little, stated that most people are not using their electric toothbrushes effectually.
According to Theodora, most people brush their teeth twice daily, but aren’t doing it properly. This is probably because they are yet to be exposed to the proper way of using electric toothbrush.
‘You can make the most of your oral hygiene by adopting the correct technique,’ Theodora said.
According to Theodora, imagine your mouth in four parts:
This can better be described as:
The front of your teeth
The back of your teeth
The chewing surfaces of your teeth
The tongue and roof of your mouth
To use electric toothbrush properly, you have to be spending at least 30 seconds on each part. Most electric toothbrushes, particularly those from Oral B and Phillips are now constructed with in-built timers. This can help you spend the recommended time brushing each part of your teeth properly. Alternatively, placing a digital clock in your bathroom can also do the trick.
How to Use Electric Toothbrush Properly
The actual position you place your electric toothbrush head is vital. Ensure you place the head of your electric toothbrush at a 450 angle to the gum line. Make sure the bristles are in contact with the surface of the teeth and the gum line. This is the best way on how to use electric toothbrush properly.
Brush along the front of the teeth and gum lines on each of the four parts of sectors of your teeth. Also brush the back and then the biting surfaces and your tongue should come last.
You aren’t supposed to scrub your teeth with an electric toothbrush. Instead, hold it in place for 30 seconds before gliding to the next tooth. Just hold the electric toothbrush in place and allow it do the work for you.
When you are done with brushing your teeth, direct the brush head along your gum line and on your gums to get rid of any leftover plaque. Avoid applying pressure when brushing your gums so as not to trigger any form of irritation.
To round up your brushing, gently clean your tongue and the roof of your mouth with the electric toothbrush to get rid of any remaining food particles and to refresh your breath and eliminate mouth odor.
Avoid applying much pressure to your teeth when using the electric toothbrush. Instead, apply just a mild pressure to the tooth. Applying extreme pressure can lead to loss of tooth surface and gum recession.
Benefits of Electric Toothbrush
The benefits of electric toothbrush cannot be overemphasized. While manual toothbrushes can go roughly three hundred strokes per minute, an electric toothbrush can do thousands of strokes still per minute.
According to a review which examined 29 different research works and compared the efficacy of manual toothbrushes to electric toothbrushes, it was found that electric toothbrushes where better at getting rid of plaque buildup and gingivitis compared to manual toothbrushes.
Though everyone can enjoy the benefits of using electric toothbrushes, but electric toothbrushes can be mostly effective for:
People with braces. People with braces can enjoy the benefits of using electric toothbrushes because it can effectively clean behind and around the braces. The small heads that comes with electric toothbrush makes it easy for them to reach concealed spots.
People with hand problems. With little or no effort, you can effectively brush your teeth with electric toothbrushes. Hence helping you clean your teeth efficiently.
Young children. Electric toothbrushes is also ideal for young children who are still developing their brushing technique. Most children enjoy using electric toothbrushes compared to the manual type, hence curbing the problem of parents coercing their kids to brush before bed or before breakfast.
People with lot of tartar buildup. Unhealthy dental hygiene can lead to tartar buildup. An electric toothbrush can help improve your brushing technique, and keep your teeth tartar-free and clean.
You can watch the video below on how to use electric toothbrush properly for additional tips…
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