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Brushing your teeth seems easy–until you find yourself in the toothbrush aisle of the store, staring at an overwhelming plethora of options.


The good news is, as long as the brush is ADA approved, you could be good with any brush you choose. Some people love their electric toothbrush, while other people swear by their trusty conventional brush style. If you are undecided, remember: toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months. You will have lots of opportunities to switch styles, so feel free to experiment! It’s all about personal preference and brushing technique.


A conventional toothbrush is a traditional option, and it comes with many great features. Primarily, there is a low price point associated with most non-electric toothbrushes. This is a wide variety of colors and styles available, and that helps make it easy to get ahead that is a comfortable size and shape for your mouth. If the brush becomes contaminated somehow, the process of replacing it is simple, convenient, and inexpensive. With the proper brushing technique and adequate time spent on your teeth, conventional toothbrushes can be just as effective as electric toothbrushes.


An electric toothbrush can be very beneficial as well. An electric toothbrush may make it easier to follow proper toothbrushing technique. There are many features available. Some brushes even come with timers, to help make sure you are giving your teeth the time and attention they need! They also can make it easier for people with arthritis or other ailments, by design–the electric toothbrush does the work for you, so you don’t have to move the toothbrush as much! The one minor, potential drawback to electric toothbrushes is the price. However, depending on your habits and oral needs, they may be well worth the investment.


For more information, call Litchfield Dental Care in Litchfield Park, Arizona, at 623-547-0307.  Dr. John Kim and our team are happy to help keep your smile bright and clean!