I have finally decided to switch from a regular toothbrush to an electric toothbrush. It has taken me a long time to try something new, but I thought I would try it out after listening to what my dentist had to say. He spent a significant amount of time explaining the pros and cons of using an electric toothbrush. I quickly discovered that personal preference ultimately decides what type of brush is the most comfortable for proper oral hygiene.
What first turned me away from trying an electric toothbrush was the cost and design. Most electric ones cost more than your average manual toothbrush, but they last longer and offer more benefits. There are more designs to choose from now since they have grown in popularity, and they have become more affordable too. Having more design options available convinced me to make the switch.
Finding a toothbrush that is comfortable to hold is an important factor for me to consider since I have carpal tunnel syndrome. I quickly found an electric one with an ergonomic design that is easy to hold, and brushing my teeth has never been easier. I’m able to clean my teeth thoroughly without using too much force. My dentist has always informed me of problems that may occur from brushing too hard, so I am as careful as possible. The brush I am using has pressure sensors that help prevent damage to my gums.
I had a habit of not brushing my teeth long enough, but I no longer have to worry. The electric toothbrush I purchased has a two-minute timer so I know to brush for the recommended amount of time. I think I would brush for less than a minute when using my regular one. My dentist said he notices less plaque buildup and an overall improvement since I switched the type of brush I am using. Receiving positive feedback from my dentist during the last exam has convinced me to continue using an electric toothbrush. Using an electric brush might not work for everyone, but it is working great for me so far.