Which type of electric toothbrush should I get?

Posted Sep 20th, 2019

Which type of electric toothbrush should I get?

When it comes to choosing a model of electric toothbrush, the final decision is largely down to your own personal preference. That said, here are a few features our Delta dentist suggests you look for while shopping for the perfect electric toothbrush for your smile. 


Small Brush Head

In order to make it easier to reach the little nooks and crannies in the back of your mouth, and behind your front teeth, choose an electric toothbrush with a small brush head. Electric toothbrushes with small heads simply provide better maneuverability and access to the tight spaces that a larger heads aren't able to reach and clean as thoroughly.

Round Rotating Head

Electric toothbrushes with round rotating heads mimic the ideal circular brushing motion recommended by dentists, you can just move the toothbrush over your teeth and it will make the circular motions for you. Brushing your teeth couldn't be easier! 

Built-In Timer

Built-in timers are available on some varieties of electric toothbrushes. These handy timers go off after two minutes, the recommended length of time you should spend brushing your teeth. Built-in timers take the guess work out of how long to keep brushing; no doubt two minutes will feel longer than you expect if you’ve just been guessing.

Other Optional Features

Some other great features you may want to consider for your electric toothbrush are: a pressure sensor, (helpful for those who brush too hard, or have sensitive gums), and 30 second timers, (to remind you how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth).

If you're considering investing in an electric toothbrush, contact your Surrey dentist at Surdel Dental Centre today to book a consultation to discuss your options.

 

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