Fundamentals of Choosing Your Toothbrush

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Some people are avid proponents of the electric toothbrush, while some people swear by their trusty conventional brush style. As toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months, you will have lots of opportunities to switch. Feel free to experiment! To help you as you choose, let’s discuss some pros and cons.

A conventional toothbrush is a traditional choice, and it comes with many benefits. First, there is a low price point associated with most conventional brushes. It is easy to choose a variety of colors and styles and to get a head that is a comfortable size and shape for your mouth. If the brush becomes contaminated for any reason, the process of replacing it is simple and convenient. And inexpensive, as we mentioned before. With the proper brushing technique and time spent, these brushes can be just as effective as electric toothbrushes.

An electric toothbrush presents many benefits, as well. They make it easier to follow proper technique. Depending on the style you choose, there are many features available. Some even come with timers, to help make sure you are giving your teeth the attention they need. They also can make it easier for people with arthritis or other ailments. The toothbrush does the work for you, so you don’t have to move the toothbrush as much. The one drawback to electric toothbrushes is the price tag. However, depending on your habits and oral needs, they may be worth the investment.

For more information, call Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at 856-429-4600. Our dentists, Dr. Marco P. Holgado, Dr. Ralph J. Zonies, and Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz are happy to help!