Understand Your Toothbrush Options

Do you find yourself trying to choose between a manual or powered toothbrush? If so, you are not alone. We understand it’s a tough choice considering how many options there are in the market today. However, when it comes to choosing any oral hygiene product, looking for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance is essential.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance program chooses to represent products that have tested and approved for effectiveness and safety concerns. That is why looking for the seal will always be a good decision when it comes choosing any oral hygiene product.

There are two kinds of toothbrushes that can be effective if used properly.

Manual Toothbrush

A manual toothbrush is a simple toothbrush that is made with a handle and bristles. It cleans the outside of your teeth effectively. It can be successful as long as the user brushes regularly and thoroughly. A manual toothbrush is usually a less expensive option and it comes in a wider variety of colors and designs.

Powered Toothbrush

A powered toothbrush has a motor in it, which is usually powered by a battery or power cord. This power rotates the head of the brush at a fast speed so you can get a deeper clean. The head is usually smaller so you can reach those hard-to-reach places easier. The head can also be easily removed so you can keep your bristles fresh regularly.

If you have questions about which would be best for you, please call your dentist. Your dentist can assist you with any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can love this holiday season.