Power or No Power?

Are you currently using a manual toothbrush? Has your dental provider in Boise suggested a switch to an electric toothbrush? If you have answered yes to either of those questions, you will greatly benefit from the information we are about to provide!

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Powered for Better Oral Health

Clinical studies have proven that using a powered toothbrush yields better results as 90 percent of us don’t use proper brushing techniques.

Most adults don’t spend an adequate amount of time on each tooth, nor do we spend enough time actually brushing our teeth in general (or flossing), and this is where the benefits of a powered toothbrush can assist!

Manually brushing your teeth results in about 300 strokes per minute, while electric toothbrushes rotate anywhere from 3,000 to 7,500 times per minute, and a sonic-style brush—much like Sonicare’s line of electric toothbrushes—makes upwards of 30,000 to 40,000 strokes per minute, according to this study.

A Cochrane Oral Health Group study shows that sonic brushes “result in less plaque and fewer bouts of gingivitis.”

Sonic toothbrushes offer more than just healthier gums and less plaque. They also give you whiter teeth, naturally, within just two weeks’ time. Who doesn’t want healthier gums and whiter teeth?

Powerful enough to remove hidden plaque from hard-to-reach places, Philips Sonicare is gentle on gums and even on sensitive teeth because of its extra-soft bristles and smooth cleaning action.”

Sonicare-brand toothbrushes also offer a style made just for kids, and according to their website, 91 percent of dental professional parents prefer to use kids Sonicare toothbrushes as their children’s primary toothbrushes.

Drum Roll Please…

So evidence more than proves that switching to a electric or sonic-style toothbrush will leave your teeth shades brighter and will, in fact, help reduce plaque and gingivitis increasing your overall oral health. That sounds like a pretty great reason to switch toothbrushes to me!

If you’re in need of an electric toothbrush, or a new one, stop by our Boise dental office…we’ve got a variety of new electric brushes looking to find their new, forever home.


~Dr. Wagner