Why You Should Make the Switch to a Power Toothbrush By dlmerulla on April 17, 2012

Many dentists, like Dr. Victor Siegel in Rockville, Maryland, have been recommending to their patients for years that the best way to clean your teeth at home is with a power toothbrush.  However many people still have not made the switch from a manual toothbrush, despite the power toothbrush's safety and the studies showing that it is much more effective than the manual toothbrush at removing plaque.  So, are you still holding on to your manual toothbrush?  Let's talk about why you should make the switch!

  • The main reason, of course, is that the power toothbrush simply does a better job of cleaning your teeth.  Studies have shown that the power toothbrush has anywhere from a 10-49 percent improvement over the manual toothbrush in plaque removal.
  • The power toothbrush is less likely to cause dental or gum injuries when being used because less force is needed for it to be effective.
  • Although all patients would benefit from using a power toothbrush,there are specific patient groups who would find it to be of great assistance-people with impaired dexterity, orthodontic patients, patients with hard to access areas and periodontal patients.
  • It is not necessary to purchase the most expensive power toothbrush available.  Yes, those brushes will have all the bells and whistles, but the lower priced models can perform just as well.

If you have any questions about switching to a power toothbrush, please feel free to contact anyone at Dr. Siegel's office.  Who knows, if you make the switch, you may even start brushing longer!

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Dr. Victor R. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer provide compassionate dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our state-of-the-art practice is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists

Comfort is one of our top priorities, so we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed during their treatments. To schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD, officecontact us online or call (301) 963-4330 today.

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