A New Toothbrush for a New Decade

Brushing your teeth twice every day for two minutes is the key to a healthy, happy smile. And that makes our team at Gentle Dental happy.

So, why do so many people do such a poor job of brushing? They only brush for a short period of time. They miss teeth. They push too hard, making their gums recede. Or they’re just lackadaisical about the whole deal. You saw last month’s horrifying dental stats about even going to the dentist.

Holy, tooth loss, Batman.

Maybe it’s time to go electric, and we’re not talking about PSEG. We’re talking about an electric toothbrush.

The ADA’s on board

The American Dental Association (ADA) had been hesitant about electric toothbrushes, but they’ve finally come around to the facts about electric toothbrushes. The ADA has approved various electric Oral B toothbrushes. That means the ADA feels that these electric Oral B toothbrushes are safe and effective for removing plaque and keeping your mouth healthy.

Why they’re better

These Oral B electric toothbrushes feature a rotating head. This is similar to the polishing heads we use at Gentle Dental to polish your teeth. The bristles of these toothbrushes rotate and they vibrate, as well. That combination helps to remove more plaque.

And that’s not just advertising mumbo jumbo. The ADA reviewed various studies before giving these brushes its seal of approval. These studies have shown that after patients used an electric toothbrush for a period of three months instead of their manual toothbrush, their plaque was reduced by 21 percent and their gingivitis (gum irritation) was reduced by 11 percent. That’s a serious improvement in cleaning and can mean the difference between a healthy mouth or coming to see us for issues with decay or gum disease.

Other benefits of electric Oral B toothbrushes:

  • Easier for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
  • They have built-in two-minute timers, so you brush longer.
  • Studies show they improve the brusher’s focus.
  • Better for cleaning metal braces.
  • Fun for kids.
  • Safer for your gums.

There’s really no downside to these new electric toothbrushes. At Gentle Dental we think a new decade could use a new toothbrush, so why not check into these new ADA-approved Oral B brushes?

And don’t be one of last month’s dental statistics. Be sure to keep your twice-yearly cleanings and exams for the new decade. Is it time for yours? Call us at Gentle Dental, (732) 549-5660, to make your appointment.

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