Prevent Your Teeth from Pulling Further Away With a Familiar Tool
Did a recent trip to the dentist reveal that you have receding gums? All your life, you have been scrubbing your teeth as hard as you can with a traditional toothbrush to make it cleaner.
What could have gone wrong?
Gum recession is the result of brushing your teeth the wrong way. Dental professionals probably never told you this, but the proper brushing technique involves minimal force using soft bristle toothbrushes. However, we are not talking about the details of that technique because we have something better for you.
The best way to care for your receding gums and prevent them from pulling away from your teeth even more is to use a professional-grade electric toothbrush, with an emphasis on the word “professional-grade.” Find out how investing in a professional-grade electric toothbrush will help you with your gum recession.
How Can a Professional-Grade Electric Toothbrush Help Prevent Your Gums From Receding?
Investing in a professional electric toothbrush will not only help prevent your gums from receding more, but it will also clean your mouth so well that it will prevent cavities and gum disease.
Professional electric toothbrushes remove more plaque and clean your teeth more effectively compared to manual toothbrushes. Gum recession is a result of plaque and tartar buildup, and with a professional electric toothbrush, you can have more cleaning power than your old, worn-out manual toothbrush.
Not All Electric Toothbrushes are the Same
While electric toothbrushes all have similar functions, each one is different from the others. You can get electric toothbrushes in the price range of $12 to $200 but the professional grade ones start at $60 and up.
Stay away from peel-pack toothbrushes because they do not even offer real tangible benefits over a traditional toothbrush and are a total waste of money. The cost of not investing in a professional-grade electric toothbrush far outweighs the price you will pay for it.
What Features Should You Look For?
When you are shopping for professional electric toothbrushes, there are certain features that you should look for. The first important feature of an ideal electric toothbrush is the pressure sensor because this will protect your teeth and gums from excessive pressure.
The next feature that should be on your list is the 2-minute smart timer. The ideal duration of brushing your teeth is 2 minutes and a smart timer will ensure that the proper amount of time is spent cleaning all areas of the mouth.
You should also look for an electric toothbrush with an intensity setting for that custom feel of cleaning. Other notable features that you should consider are the different cleaning modes, long battery life and apps that can track, monitor and coach your brushing.
The real benefits of the electric toothbrush are from the number of strokes per minute that the toothbrush can deliver along with the 3 main features outlined above. The number of strokes, with the right pressure and intensity over a consistent time of 2 minutes, is far superior to the number of strokes and quality of cleaning that you could ever get using a “scrubber” toothbrush.
Now, when you return to your dentist after using your new professional electric toothbrush, you can have the confidence to know that everything is set in place to keep your gums from receding.
If you think that you are experiencing gum recession, visit Modern Family Dental Care at our Concord Mills, Northlake or Davis Lake location. We can help you fix and prevent gum recession. Call us at 888-716-3184 to book an appointment.