Oral B Electric Toothbrush Removes More Plaque

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How Does The Oral B Toothbrush Work?

The Oral B toothbrush is great for removing food particles and plaque from your teeth and gums. You might think you do a pretty good job of brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush, but an Oral B toothbrush is much more effective at cleaning hard-to-reach areas, with the result that it clears away 100 percent more plaque than manual brushes! It also has a handy built-in timer so you know you’re getting the full two minutes in.

Why Do Dr. Studer and Dr. Lemmon Recommend Oral B Toothbrushes?

The most important thing to look for in a toothbrush is how effectively it cleans your teeth! That’s why Dr. Studer and Dr. Lemmon recommend Oral B. The pulsating, rotating brush head ensures that plaque is both broken up and swept away, removing 33% more than the vibrating Sonicare DiamondClean brush head. It’s also 32% better for your gums!

The Oral B Toothbrush Provides Many Benefits

While a manual toothbrush can get the job done if used properly, electric toothbrushes provide benefits that go beyond simply scrubbing your teeth.

  • They clean teeth more thoroughly. When we brush by hand, we average about 300 strokes per minute. Electric toothbrushes can average thousands or even tens of thousands of strokes per minute depending on what technology they employ.
  • They’re easier for those with dexterity issues. Certain conditions–such as arthritis, limited mobility, or involuntary tremors–can make brushing with a manual toothbrush difficult. The larger handles of electric toothbrushes can be easier to hold, while the powered toothbrush head does all the cleaning for you.
  • They help ensure you’re brushing properly. Many electric toothbrushes feature built-in timers and pressure sensors. These features help ensure you’re not brushing too hard and that you brush for a full two minutes.
  • The Oral B toothbrush cleans hard to reach spots around braces. Some electric toothbrushes even have special attachments made specifically for cleaning around brackets and orthodontic appliances.

Proper Storage and Care for Your Oral-B Electric Toothbrush

To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Oral-B electric toothbrush, it’s essential to store and care for it correctly. Follow these guidelines to maintain your toothbrush in top condition:

  • Rinse After Each Use: After brushing, thoroughly rinse the brush head and handle under running water to remove any remaining toothpaste or debris. This helps keep the bristles clean and prevents the accumulation of residue.
  • Store Upright: Store your electric toothbrush in an upright position to allow proper airflow and drying. This prevents moisture buildup, which can lead to bacterial growth or damage to the brush.
  • Keep Away from Water: Avoid storing your toothbrush near the sink or in a humid environment, as excessive moisture can impact its functionality and promote the growth of bacteria. Store it in a dry area to maintain its integrity.
  • Replace Brush Heads Regularly: Oral-B recommends replacing the brush head every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles appear frayed or worn. Regularly replacing the brush head ensures optimal cleaning and prevents bacterial buildup.
  • Avoid Sharing: It’s important to use your own electric toothbrush and avoid sharing it with others. Sharing toothbrushes can transfer bacteria and increase the risk of infections or oral health issues.
  • Traveling with Your Electric Toothbrush: When traveling, protect your electric toothbrush by using a hygienic travel case or a plastic cap to cover the brush head. Ensure the brush head is completely dry before storing it to prevent moisture-related issues.
  • Clean the Handle: Wipe the handle of your electric toothbrush with a damp cloth regularly to remove any dirt or residue. Avoid using harsh cleaning agents or submerging the handle in water.

By following these simple storage and care tips, you can maintain the cleanliness and functionality of your Oral B toothbrush. Consistent maintenance and proper care contribute to effective oral hygiene and a healthy smile. If you have any additional questions or concerns about caring for your electric toothbrush, our dental professionals at Advanced Dental Professionals are here to assist you.

How Can I Get One?

No two sets of teeth are the same, which is why there are several different Oral B toothbrushes to choose from. Whether you’re toothbrush shopping for someone with sensitive teeth or for a child, call 605-343-5415 or email us so we can help you choose the best toothbrush for your needs. You can learn more about us by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.