Fort Lee Dentist on Brush Benefits
Not all products are created equal. That goes for your cell phones all the way down to another item you use every day- your toothbrush. And even though all sorts of enhancements are coming to brushes these days, like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth (no, we're not kidding), there seems to still be two basic types available: manual and electric. Today your Fort Lee NJ dentist will be looking at the positives and negatives of both to hopefully help you make your next purchase a little easier.
To start- the manual toothbrush we have all come to know and love has been around for so long because it works. It is available in a variety of sizes and colors, so that every person, no matter their age, can find the right brush for them. They are cheap to purchase, easy to travel with, and in the event they are lost, broken or just in need of replacing- you can always find somewhere nearby with a selection of manual brushes from your favorite trusted companies. The only real “negative” one could suggest for a manual brush is the effort required. We often find patients don’t want to put in the time to brush manually or aren’t doing it right- so that can be a downfall to oral health.
For electric brushes, the automatic first benefit would be the effort. You need less physical effort to clean more efficiently. Sure, they aren’t as cheap, colorful or personalized as manual brushes. And they do require have more parts and pieces that could make it harder to travel with and/or replace- but they do the job of cleaning the teeth more efficiently and in an easier way for you.
Overall, if you put in the time and effort, the brush you choose is up to you. If you feel your regimen timing and technique is just a bit “off”- ask for some help from your Fort Lee NJ dentists at Anderson Dental for a demonstration to get it back on track.
Call our Fort Lee NJ dental office to schedule an appointment today at (201) 461-5400.