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What should I pay attention to when buying an electric toothbrush?

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When choosing an electric toothbrush, there are a number of things to consider. There are countless models on the market that all have their qualities. One variant is just a bit more effective than the other. There are well-known electric brushes with a round brush that rotates (rotating) and toothbrushes that vibrate back and forth with an elongated head (sonic). In general, the round brushes clean the teeth slightly better, because they also clean the hard-to-reach places due to their smaller size.

Another important difference between the various toothbrushes is the power supply. The best electric toothbrushes have a rechargeable battery. They often have a higher cleaning power and more brushing movements than their battery-operated counterpart. For the best brushing result, go for a rechargeable electric toothbrush with a round head.

How should I brush with an electric toothbrush?

An electric toothbrush does a lot of the work for you, but you have to use it correctly. When brushing with an electric toothbrush, it is important to maintain a regular brushing routine. Brush all areas of your mouth on the inside, outside, and top, finishing all teeth one at a time. Brush twice a day and do not do this right after a meal or when you have just woken up.

Which toothpaste to use with electric brushing?

For an electric toothbrush, use the same toothpaste as for manual brushing. We recommend fluoride toothpaste for this. Fluoride helps to protect your teeth from caries (cavities).

Can children also brush with an electric toothbrush?

Yes, electric brushing is also suitable for children's teeth. There are even special electric children's toothbrushes on the market. Thanks to the technology, the bright colors, and fine brush head, an electric toothbrush can stimulate your child to take good care of their teeth. Until the child is about 10 years old, it remains important to supervise and brush after. After that, still check regularly whether your child is brushing effectively with, for example, adhesive tell-tales

Electric brushing alone is not enough

Electric brushing goes a long way in taking good care of your teeth and gums, but that's not enough. By brushing you only clean 60% of the dental surface. Cleaning between the teeth remains necessary for optimal oral health. We, therefore, recommend that you continue to use interdental brushes (brushes), sticks, or floss.

In addition, it is important that you replace the head of your toothbrush regularly. On average, this is required every three months. You notice that your brush head needs to be replaced because the bristles bend far outwards.

More information? Contact your dentist

Would you like to know more about electric brushing or would you like to receive advice from the dentist? Feel free to contact one of our branches. It is also possible to make an appointment directly. Not a patient with us yet? Then you can easily register.

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