Electric Toothbrushes & Orthodontic Patients

Electric Toothbrushes are More Effective at Cleaning Teeth Than Manual Toothbrushes
Some people who are using manual toothbrushes have excellent oral health. However, more frequently, this is not the case. Switching to an electric toothbrush can make an immediate and positive impact on their oral health.

Why are Electric Toothbrushes More Effective? 

The reason electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual brushes is because electric toothbrushes provide for more “brush strokes” per minute. In fact, some electric toothbrushes are able to provide more brush strokes in 2 minutes than manual toothbrushes can deliver in a month. This makes them vastly more effective at removing plaque and preventing gum diseases. 
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Electric Toothbrushes are Great for People Who Wear Braces!

The benefits of an electric toothbrush are even more pronounced in patients who wear braces. Good Oral Hygiene is critical during orthodontic treatment. Without it, plaque and food can accumulate around the braces. Plaque can irritate the gums and make them puffy, swollen or even cause them to bleed when brushed.

Braces do not cause cavities or gum disease, however, it is clearly more difficult to clean around braces and electric toothbrushes are an excellent tool for patients with braces.

Change the Head on Your Electric Toothbrush Every 3 Months for Maximum Effectiveness

To maintain their maximum benefit it is essential that the electric toothbrush heads (like manual toothbrushes) be replaced every three months because, as the bristles wear over time, they remove less plaque. Research indicates that plaque removal diminishes by approximately 27% when a brush head has been used for three months. People can immediately feel the difference in the firmness of the bristles on a new brush head.

Good Oral Hygeine Habits During Orthodontic Treatment = Good Oral Hygeine Habits After Orthodontic Treatment

Interestingly, according to surveys by the American Association of Orthodontists, people who have undergone orthodontic treatment exhibit an increased interest and commitment to practicing good dental care. What is remarkable is that, according to these surveys, the commitment and dedication to good dental habits is one that lasts well after the braces come off. Apparently, people who have had braces want to maintain the value of their orthodontic treatment, and are more likely to protect their investment. 

We believe that the strong emphasis we, at Cohen Orthodontics, place on oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist helps create a more responsible and conscientious patient. 
girl with braces brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush - Cohen Orthodontics

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