Use an Electric Toothbrush for a Cleaner Smile, Says Livonia Dentist

ToothbrushesDo you ever wonder if you’re brushing correctly? This concern may arise often amongst manual toothbrush users. As a matter of fact, those still using manual brushes probably have issues reaching their molars. Without proper brushing in that area, bacteria lingers and cavities can begin to develop. Instead, your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart suggests switching to one of these electric brushes to achieve the healthiest smile.

Try Out These Electric Toothbrushes

  • Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean. This powerful, yet gentle, five-mode toothbrush is one of the best electric toothbrushes currently available. With an extra toothbrush head and a charging station included, this brush can maintain your smile cleaner by brushing more effectively than manual toothbrush. Though the initial cost is a little high ($220 per set), the replacement toothbrush heads only cost $25 per two pack. Additionally, with the purchase of two replacement heads, you receive roughly six months worth of daily brushing.
  • Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000. This brush comes with a timer to ensure the user is brushing for at least two minutes. As the cheaper option to the Sonicare brush ($160 per set), the Oral-B brush is popular amongst users; however, the handle is slightly heavier than the Sonicare one. Concerning replacement head cost, a set of two costs less than $20. This round, soft-bristled toothbrush is affordable and effective.
  • BrushPoint Oscillating Clean Power. If you’re considering switching from a manual to an electric toothbrush, you Livonia dentist recommends using this brush as tester. With a small price tag ($4 per brush), there isn’t a huge commitment to an expensive, electric toothbrush. Essentially, BrushPoint created a simple toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. Moreover, there isn’t a need to buy replacement heads and toothbrush is battery operated.

Visit Your Livonia Dentist for Great Dental Care

For more helpful tips and hints on everyday dental care and oral hygiene, talk to Dr. Stewart. He can offer suggestions the oral care products that suit you best. To schedule an appointment with your Livonia dentist, call our office at (734) 425-4400. Also, visit our website to view services, testimonials, and print patient forms. We look forward to treating patients from Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and surrounding areas.