Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

The type of electric toothbrush you choose is mainly down to personal preference, but there are a few key features most dentists recommend to their patients.


A Small Head

An electric toothbrush with a small head makes it much easier to reach those little nooks and crannies behind your front teeth, and in the back of you mouth. You simply get better maneuverability and better access to tight spaces with a smaller brush head, and that means you can clean your teeth more easily and effectively.

A Round, Rotating Head

Many models of electric toothbrushes have round rotating heads which mimic the ideal brushing motion recommended by dentists. This allows you to just move the toothbrush over your teeth and your electric toothbrush will make the circular motions for you!

A Built-In Timer

Built-in timers that goes off after two minutes are another great feature that you can find on some electric toothbrushes. Two minutes is the recommended length of time you should be brushing your teeth. These handly built-in timers tell you exactly how long to brush. It's likely that it will feel longer than you think it should if you've been guessing up until now.

Optional Features

Some electric toothbrush models have pressure sensors which can be very useful if you have sensitive gums, or tend to brush too hard.

Some even feature timers that go off every 30 seconds, so that you know exactly how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth!

If you're considering investing in an electric toothbrush contact your Surrey dentist at Guildford Smiles Dentistry today to book a consultation to discuss your options.

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