Has your dentist been recommending that you use an ultrasonic toothbrush at home to brush your teeth, but keep thinking that you're getting by just fine with the one they give you for free after your cleaning? It helps to know why it's worth making an upgrade to an ultrasonic toothbrush. Here are just a few of those reasons.
1. The Quantity of Brush Strokes
The number of brush strokes will be far more effective than anything you could ever do on your own with manual brushing. The bristles are capable of performing tens of thousands of brushes during a single brushing session, which is going to be much more effective than what you would be doing on your own with a manual toothbrush.
2. The Quality of Brush Strokes
You are going to find a significant improvement in the quality of brushstrokes from an ultrasonic toothbrush. This is going to help remove that plaque biofilm that is on your teeth, making them cleaner than what you would experience with manual brushing. The strokes also help force the bristles into places that you normally miss with manual brushing, which gets liquid between your teeth and under the gum line.
3. The Timer
One of the nice things about using an ultrasonic toothbrush is the built-in timer. The toothbrush will beep when it is time to switch to a different quadrant of your mouth, which will ensure that you are not spending too much or too little time on any part of your mouth. The time also helps keep you on track to brush for a full two minutes, which you may not be doing when you brush manually.
4. The Brush Head Reminder
You may get a free toothbrush at your dentist when you go every 6 months, but were you aware that it is recommended to get a new toothbrush after every 3 months? This is because the bristles become worn down and less effective over time. A neat feature of many ultrasonic toothbrushes is that they'll remind you when it is time to change your brush head. This helps ensure that you are always brushing with a toothbrush with good quality bristles that will give your teeth an effective cleaning.
Still not convinced? Ask your dentist about all the benefits that an ultrasonic toothbrush can provide. They may suggest specific brands or products depending on your current oral health needs.