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Should I Invest In An Electric Toothbrush?

Should I Invest In An Electric Toothbrush?You probably can not help but notice all the electric toothbrush shelf space inside your local Walmart or Target store in the toothbrush aisle. They have come along way since they were first introduced to the public. They have become more affordable, more convenient, and loaded with more awesome features to help you keep up with your oral hygiene – and your busy lifestyle.

While you may not want to try an electric toothbrush no matter what reason, whether you are just stuck in your ways with a manual toothbrush, or do not want to spend the extra money for an electric toothbrush, you should know all the benefits that an electric toothbrush can offer you to keep up with your busy day to day life.



Benefits That An Electric Toothbrush Can Provide

Superior Cleaning

  • Several studies are available for free on the internet that proves electric toothbrush is more effective at removing plaque and reducing gingivitis. Since an electric toothbrush rotates and oscillates (rotates), they are more likely to remove some plaque and tartar that is not easily accessible with a traditional toothbrush.

Helpful If You Have A Pre-Existing Condition

  • Electric toothbrushes do most of the work for you, which means that if you suffer from a disease that causes limited mobility, an electric toothbrush can help you significantly. Some conditions that patients have are:
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Arthritis
    • Other Developmental Disabilities


  • Most patients do not brush their teeth long enough. Whether they are in a rush, lose interest or simply have a busy morning and rush this process. Most electric toothbrush today feature built-in timers to help ensure that you brush your teeth for the proper amount of time.


  • Another issue with a majority of patients is that they brush too hard. Again, a toothbrush does most of the work for you, simply turn it on and hold the toothbrush to your teeth and let it work. There is no need to apply your own pressure. Also, some electric toothbrushes even feature pressure sensor that will alert you if you are using too much pressure.

Schedule A Consultation

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about new methods of maintaining excellent oral hygiene. Dr. David Weinstock DMD can help. All you need to do is to schedule an appointment at our Philadelphia office by calling (215) 857-8054 or request an appointment online today.