HOW ARE THE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES TESTED?
All the toothbrushes recommended by dentists were tested for two weeks. We did this in both the morning and evening. We also evaluated how clean they cleaned our teeth and how easy it was to use them.
- Speed – Different speed modes are available on some electric toothbrushes. Some modes are useful if you share an electric toothbrush (each with its own brush heads) with others and each want different things. There are many modes to choose from, including white, sensitive, deep clean and others.
- Brush head – There are two types of electric toothbrushes: sonic (vibrating) and oscillating (rotating). Dr Marques said that a rotating and oscillating toothbrush is one that moves side-to-side and pulses up/down, covering more area and brushing it over several times to make sure no dirt has been missed.
- A timer control – An electric toothbrush with a built in timer is a great option if you don’t know how long it takes to clean your teeth. He says that this will ensure you clean your teeth for the right amount of time.
- If you can replace your toothbrush head – No matter which electric toothbrush you buy, you’ll need to change it when the bristles become worn. You should check the cost of replacements before buying a particular model.
- Pressure sensor – Dr Marques states that this will ensure you are not pushing too hard on your teeth while cleaning them. We want to offer a wide range of electric toothbrushes at different price points, so we don’t include it.
- Battery life – An electric toothbrush with a low battery life that needs to be charged constantly is not worth the money. This is particularly important if you are a frequent traveler and don’t want to have to carry charging stations. While some designs can last for up to three weeks on one charge, others may only need to be charged after a week.
ARE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES CLEANING BETTER?
Yes, electric toothbrush users have healthier gums and less tooth decay than those who use manual brushes, says Dr Richard Marques, dentist. These brushes, especially those with rotating heads are extremely effective in removing plaque and keeping your teeth healthy.
As we all know, proper brushing and regular cleaning of your teeth is key to good dental hygiene. However, electric toothbrushes offer a unique advantage.
He says that an electric toothbrush allows for more movement, which makes it easier to reach plaque-laden areas. The electric toothbrushes come with built-in timers that will allow you to brush for as long as it takes to remove plaque from your gums and teeth.
People often overlook the benefits of an electric toothbrush, such as how it reduces waste. Dr Marques says that these toothbrushes can be kept for longer than manuals, with the heads being replaced every few months.
HOW LONG DO ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES LAST?
Dr Marques states that an electric toothbrush should last between 3-5 years. Your brush head should be changed every 2-3 months. “Changing the brush every 2-3 months will prevent the buildup of plague on the bristles, and it will keep the brush’s effectiveness from deteriorating.”
The length of your toothbrush’s life depends on many other factors, such as how well you maintain it by cleaning it properly, storing it properly, and using the best toothpaste.
He adds that most brushes should come with a 2-year warranty. This should cover any problems you may have.
HOW TO USE AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH PROPERLY?
The electric toothbrushes work in the same way as manual brushes. All you need to do is move it around your mouth, from one tooth to the next.
- Brush your teeth as usual with toothpaste
- Put the toothbrush in your mouth, and then turn it on.
- Move the toothbrush around the teeth at a 45 degree angle. Hold it there for a few seconds, then move on to the next.
- Before moving on to the top and back of your teeth, you should first focus on the front.
- You should brush for at least two minutes, or until the timer stops.
HOW TO CLEAN AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH?
Dentist suggests a few good practices to keep your electric toothbrush clean and tidy.
- After each use, rinse your toothbrush and brush thoroughly.
- To remove any dirt and buildup, use a cotton bud.
- Use a damp cloth to clean your toothbrush.
- Your toothbrush should be positioned upright.
- After using your toothbrush, place it back in the charging holder or stand.