Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?
Electric toothbrushes have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Dentists recommend them for their ability to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay more effectively than manual toothbrushes. But are they necessarily better?
According to the FDA, maybe not. If brush head parts become loose, they can fall off and chip teeth or become lodged in the throat, causing a choking hazard. Incidents have even been reported of loose parts popping off and flying into the eyes. To avoid injury, it is important to inspect your toothbrush before each use. In addition, children should always be supervised when using electric toothbrushes.
If used properly, electric toothbrushes are a safe and effective tool for combating plaque buildup and preventing tooth decay. Even so, electric toothbrushes are not a substitute for regular dental cleanings. Dentists recommend getting professional dental cleanings every six months. If you have any questions or concerns about electric toothbrushes, or would like to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning, contact our office.
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