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How often do you replace your toothbrush? Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush once every six months? But with so many options available, how do you choose the best brush for you? For instance, would an electric toothbrush be better for you than a manual one? Similarly, can you use a manual toothbrush and be fine?

As you’ve probably guessed, electric toothbrushes offer a few advantages. In fact, some studies claim that brushing with an electric brush removes more plaque.

In reality, an electric toothbrushes have a few advantages. For instance, it has been shown that you can remove more plaque and bacteria with an electric brush than a manual one. More importantly, using an electric brush is especially useful for individuals with specific issues. For instance, people with arthritis—or similar conditions that make find and control difficult—will find an electric brush more effective than a manual.

However, please don’t misunderstand: a manual toothbrush is also effective when it comes to cleaning your teeth. They are easier to travel with, especially because they don’t need to charge and don’t require batteries. Of course, manual toothbrushes are also more affordable than a manual brush.

So which type of toothbrush should you use? In reality, if you don’t have gingivitis, your choice may not be as important as you think. However, please remember to avoid brushing too hard or too soft. This can damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, some electric toothbrushes have a light will activate if you press to hard.

If you’re interested in learning more about the type of brush you should choose, please don’t hesitate to give Dr. Tim J Brooks, DDS a call at 405-752-0600. Dr. Tim J. Brooks and our team look forward to hearing from you.