Did you just get an electric toothbrush for the first time? Going electric can do wonders for your oral health, and here are our top tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your electric brush and have fun doing it.
Electric toothbrushes literally make thousands more brush strokes than you could manually, resulting in more plaque removal and a healthier mouth. Electrics are also easy to hold and maneuver, which means that they’re more effective at reaching all areas in your mouth.
4 tips to properly use your electric toothbrush
Enjoy a clean and healthy mouth by brushing properly with your powered toothbrush. Here are four tips to get the best results:
1. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle against your gumline, where the gums and teeth meet.
2. Gently and lightly pull the brush along the gum line, allowing the vibrations to clean the area thoroughly. There’s no need to vigorously brush back and forth as you would with a manual toothbrush.
3. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Word to the wise: Don’t turn the brush on until it’s inside your mouth – otherwise, you could shoot that pea-sized dab of toothpaste across the bathroom!
4. Use the timer. Most electric toothbrushes have built-in two-minute timers. Some brushes beep throughout the two minutes so you can spend an equal amount of time brushing all areas in your mouth.
No matter which brand you choose, you can count on improved oral health if you learn how to use an electric toothbrush properly! Now that you’ve chosen an electric brush over a manual one, make sure you use it two times every day.
Of course, you can’t count on brushing alone – maintain a healthy hygiene routine by flossing daily and scheduling dental exams and cleanings with your dentist and dental hygienist.