Good dental hygiene will lengthen your life. Because there are clearly certain medical procedures that cannot be successfully performed if you have a dental infection, it is clear your mouth’s health has great importance. Oral bacteria can get into the bloodstream and that infected blood can make its way to the heart contributing to cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it’s extremely important to keep your mouth as free from bacteria as possible. Brushing your teeth effectively becomes of vital importance. That’s why you should consider these five reasons to use an electric toothbrush. Big thanks to the guys and gals from haburashisan for helping out with these valuable tips.
- Your teeth get cleaner with an electric toothbrush removing 25% more plaque. The electric toothbrush delivers far more revolutions around each tooth than hand brushing will within a shorter time. Your brush will either have back-and forth oscillation or rotation oscillations. In a matter of a few minutes, your teeth can be cleaned all around the surface and inside the gum-line when you use an electric toothbrush. Depending upon the number of revolutions the toothbrush produces, it will have the title of power, sonic or ultrasonic. Power brushes have 7500 revolutions per minute (rpm), Sonic brushes have 28,000 to 48,000 rpms, and ultrasonic brushes produce 2,400,000 rpms.
- Changing brush heads is easy with an electric toothbrush. You can buy replacement heads and they are generally simply pushed into place or screwed onto the top of the electric brush.
- Electric brushes are easy to keep clean. Clean the brush with hot water after brushing with toothpaste which naturally cleans the brush.
- Most electric toothbrushes are powered by batteries. Some are charged by a battery pack that requires recharging in a base between brushing and others use AA batteries. These must be replaced at least once or twice a year. So, using your electric toothbrush is relatively inexpensive. The toothbrush battery pocket is sealed in its waterproof body, so submerging the toothbrush in water is never a problem.
- People with limited hand or wrist dexterity love electric toothbrushes. Someone suffering from arthritis can benefit substantially from not having to move the toothbrush round and round as the electric brush has bristles that do this task for them if it is held in the mouth. The user only has to grip the brush and move it along the tooth-line.
In 1954, Dr. Woong residing in Switzerland invented the electric toothbrush and in 1954 is was sold under the brand name of Broxodent. Since then, the electric toothbrush has continued to evolve leading to the ultrasonic toothbrush that joined the group in 1992. Today, the electric toothbrush offers many choices to the potential user: power, sonic and ultrasonic; rechargeable or battery operated; and brushes with rotating motions, rotating-oscillating motions, counter-oscillating motions, or pulsing motions.