Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

Posted Jan 4th, 2019

Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

Are you considering purchasing an electric toothbrush? The type of electric toothbrush you choose is mainly down to personal preference, but there are a couple of features most dentists recommend to their patients.


A Small Head

An electric toothbrush with a small head makes it easier to reach those little nooks and crannies in the back of you mouth, and behind your front teeth. A small head simply provides better maneuverability and better access to tight spaces than a bigger head would, and that means you can clean your teeth more effectively and easily.

A Round, Rotating Head

Electric toothbrushes that feature round, rotating heads mimic the ideal brushing motion recommended by dentists. The rotating action means you can just move the toothbrush over your teeth and it will make the circular motions for you.

A Built-In Timer

Some models of electric toothbrushes come with a built-in timer that goes off after two minutes. Two minutes is the recommended length of time you should be brushing your teeth. These built-in timers tell you exactly how long to brush. It will likely feel longer than you think it should if you've previously been guessing.

Optional Features

A number of electric toothbrushes have other useful features, depending on your needs. Some have a pressure sensor, which can be quite useful for those who brush too hard, or have sensitive gums.

Others feature timers that go off every 30 seconds, so that you know exactly how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth.

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

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