What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

Posted May 3rd, 2019

What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

The type of electric toothbrush you choose is largely up to your personal preference. However, here are a few of features many dentists recommend.


A Small Head

Varieties of electric toothbrushes with small brush heads make it easier for you to reach the tight spaces in the back of you mouth, as well as behind your front teeth. The smaller brush head allows for better maneuverability and access to tighter spaces that a larger brush heads would not be able to reach and clean as well.

A Round, Rotating Head

Round, rotating heads mimic the ideal circular brushing motion recommended by dentists. This means you can just move the toothbrush over your teeth and the toothbrush will make the circular motions for you.

A Built-In Timer

Many models of electric toothbrushes come equipped with a built-in timer that goes off after two minutes. Two minutes is the recommended length of time you should be brushing your teeth. Two minutes feels longer than you might think, if you’ve just been guessing! Electric toothbrushes with timers will likely help to keep you brushing longer.

Optional Features

Other electric toothbrushes have optional features such as pressure sensors, which can be quite useful for those who have sensitive gums, or brush too hard. Several models feature timers that go off every 30 seconds, so that you know how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth.

If you're considering investing in an electric toothbrush, contact your Surrey dentist at ProActive Dental Studio today to book a consultation to discuss your options.

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