Is it better to use an electric toothbrush?

Kami Hoss DDS
2 min readMay 3, 2021

Over the past years, many people have started using electric toothbrushes, claiming that these brushes can clean the teeth better. As a dental professional, Kami Hoss DDS shares the benefits of these sought-after brushes.

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Electric toothbrushes can make people with medical conditions like arthritis handle the brush comfortably. The moving bristles can also help them clean their teeth without stressing out their hands. One of the benefits of these brushes is that there are many types to choose from. People can choose the right size, grip, and softness according to their needs. These days, many kids also use electric brushes because they encourage them to brush on their own.

Recent studies show that electric toothbrushes can clean teeth better since the bristles can reach the inner part of the mouth. Its consistent movement can also efficiently clean each tooth, preventing the accumulation of bacteria and food particles. Kami Hoss DDS says that these electric toothbrushes can also help those who are wearing dental appliances such as braces as it can keep the brackets and the hard-to-floss parts clean.

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Even if electric toothbrushes are becoming popular, this doesn’t mean that traditional toothbrushes are no longer effective. At the end of the day, dental professionals say that one’s oral health depends on the person’s habits. Brushing regularly, staying hydrated, eating nutritious food, avoiding smoking, and visiting their dentist at least twice a year will keep a person’s teeth and gums healthy regardless of the type of brush they use.

Kami Hoss DDS holds a master’s in craniofacial biology and a doctorate in dental surgery. The Super Dentists is a business he co-founded with business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri. For similar reads, visit this page.

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