Here’s a helpful answer to one of our frequently asked questions.
In the video below, Tom Wardiell from SpaDental Plymouth explains the best technique, to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your investment.
The key advice that Tom shares is:
- focus on the margin where the tooth and gum meet as this is where bacteria sits
- angle the brush at about 45 degrees
- hold the brush on the tooth for about 5-10 seconds
- keep your hand still, as the brush head moves by itself to do the cleaning
- then move on from tooth to tooth, systematically cleaning the inside and outside surfaces
What’s the best way to use my electric toothbrush?
Tom demonstrates the best technique:
The advantages of going electric
If you need to change your toothbrush, consider investing in an electric one because:
- it’s easier to use effectively than a manual brush
- a rotating, oscillating movement removes more plaque
- using a timer sets the right length of time for cleaning
- different brushing modes can target whitening, gums or tongue cleaning
- even the handle design can make a difference
Ask your nearest practice for advice
We’re here to answer your questions. For your convenience, our practices have a stock of dental care products available for you to buy at competitive prices. If you’re interested in going electric, we can help you to make a good choice, We are happy to give guidance on how to store and use your new brush too.
There’s a huge range of dental products on the market these days, and it’s easy to make costly mistakes. Dental professionals are good people to ask for advice and we’re happy to help out!
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- external link: Oral B electric toothbrush information