Definitely YES!! There are many ADVANTAGES to using electric toothbrushes, here are just a few:
1. An electric toothbrush CLEANS your teeth more thoroughly. If you brush for 2 minutes, more plaque will be removed with an electric brush than with a manual one. You will feel the difference.
2. An electric toothbrush, used correctly, is GENTLER on the gums and tooth surfaces that are not covered by enamel (root surfaces exposed due to receding gums). With a power brush you do not need to “scrub” the teeth, you just guide the brush along the gumline and let it do all the cleaning for you.
3. Many electric toothbrushes have a built in TIMER that helps keep you brushing longer (2 minutes as recommended by dentists) and also helps get each section of your mouth equally clean.
4. If you have a tendency to build up STAIN (due to coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco use, etc.) an electric toothbrush can help to remove those stains and keep your teeth looking brighter longer in between your regular preventative dental hygienist visits.
Okay, so you are convinced, now which power brush is best for you? Dr. Kamil Tinawi recommends two of the major power brushes here in our practice. We love both Oral-B ProfessionalCare series (7000 and 1000) and Sonicare products. Ask your hygienist which would be best for YOUR individual needs.