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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Braces require a lot of extra cleaning, since they create more crevices for plaque to build up. An electric toothbrush can really help to make brushing your teeth easier and more effective when you’re wearing braces.

Choose an electric toothbrush with a round, rotating head.

This style of electric toothbrush cleans your teeth and braces better for a couple of reasons. First, the rotating motion more effectively sweeps away plaque and food particles than the “back-and-forth” sawing motion of other styles.

Plus, the round head is fairly small, making it much easier to clean those hard to reach places and get into those awkward angles.

Many electric toothbrushes have special features to help you get a better clean.

You don’t need to get the most expensive model out there; even the more basic models feature handy timers so that you know how long to brush. Some ever feature different modes, such as a gum cleaning mode or a deep clean mode.

You don’t have to work as hard with an electric toothbrush.

One of the nicest things about electric toothbrushes is that you can just gently guide your toothbrush around your teeth, and it does all the work. Just make sure you get all the surfaces of each tooth!

For recommendations on which electric toothbrush to choose, or if you have more questions, please feel free to contact our practice today!