The patients in Murcia and many other cities in Spain and around the world are constantly asking themselves which is the best toothbrush to choose to keep their teeth and gums in the best possible condition, to extend the life of the work their dentist has done on their mouths and, in short, to improve the prospects of their oral health over time.
One of the first doubts that may arise, which has already been cleared in previous blog entriesThe question is whether we should choose a manual or an electric toothbrush, and in this case the answer is clear: the electric toothbrush improves plaque removal and, consequently, reduces the possibility of developing dental caries or gingival disease.
Once this doubt has been cleared up, consumers go to a shopping centre, a pharmacy, or a small shop in the centre of a city, and they can find different alternatives, which they must know how to evaluate in order to choose the best alternative, depending on the following questions:
1. Battery or rechargeable battery?
Battery-operated toothbrushes are slightly cheaper, but have the disadvantage that, as the energy is progressively depleted, they lose effectiveness without the patient noticing, resulting in a decrease in brushing power.
In contrast, brushes with a rechargeable battery always operate at the same power, and stop when they are low on energy, alerting the user to recharge, ensuring the same efficiency at any time during brushing.
In this case, therefore, the choice is clear: we should choose a brush with a rechargeable batteryversus a battery-operated brush.
2. With which brushing technology?
We can find different technologies, among which we would highlight two:
– Oscillating-Rotating Toothbrushl-pulsatile, the bestaccording to scientific evidence
According to the scientific evidence, we can find numerous independent studies, led by those published by the Cochrane Collaborationone of the largest non-profit organisations in the field of human health, who report that rotational oscillating toothbrushes reduce plaque and gingivitis more than sonic toothbrushes in the short term.
Again, the alternative is clear: we should choose a brush with oscillating-rotational technology. instead of one with sonic technology.
Is an electric toothbrush worth the investment?
In this sense, it is important to be clear that during the first few days the patient must get used to the new toothbrush, and it is important that they are aware of it, and that they do not tend to go back to using the manual toothbrush, since, as we have seen, according to most scientific studies, the electric toothbrush will improve their hygiene.
This is similar to wearing new shoes: for the first few days you will notice changes compared to your old ones, but you know that once you get used to them, your walking and your appearance will improve considerably.
Equally, there is no doubt that investing in a rotary oscillating electric planer will undoubtedly result in numerous advantages:
- Longer duration of treatment by dentists
- Improved gingival and dental health
- A cleaner, healthier, more radiant smile
Aspects that make it worthwhile to go to a commercial establishment as soon as possible and get one of these: it will be one of the best decisions we can make in terms of oral health.