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Reasons to Not Use Electric Toothbrushes
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
Reasons to Not Use Electric ToothbrushesMany people opt for an electric toothbrush instead of a traditional toothbrush, believing that an electrical gadget must certainly be more effective than a standard brush. While an electric toothbrush can provide many wonderful benefits, there are a few reasons why you might want to stick with your normal brush.

The Cost of an Electric Toothbrush


Taking care of your teeth doesn't have to be expensive, but with an electric toothbrush, you may end up paying more than necessary. An electric toothbrush is a bigger investment than the traditional version. Plus, you need to factor in the cost of accessories, as some brushes sell toothbrush heads separately. Take all of these factors into consideration when you determine the cost of your brush.

Too Aggressive
In some cases, an electric toothbrush may be too aggressive for your mouth. If you have enamel erosion or other dental issues, we may recommend the use of a soft-bristled traditional toothbrush instead. If you are concerned about this, please call our office to discuss whether an electric toothbrush might be right for you.

Portability and Durability
Do you travel frequently for your job or for recreation? If so, an electric toothbrush may become cumbersome to tote around. It isn't as easy to slip into your suitcase as a traditional toothbrush. Plus, it is more fragile, and dropping it can lead to signi ficant damage. As a reminder, electric toothbrushes can be quite expensive, so replacing a brush after a simple drop can be costly.

Electricity and Charging
An electric toothbrush requires an outlet to charge. You may find it hard to remember to charge your brush, and you may want to consider the possible danger of placing an electric toothbrush near the watery surface of your sink.

We want to help you to keep your teeth clean and healthy, and the right toothbrush is an important factor. Let us help you to choose the right toothbrush. Call us today to set up your next appointment.


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