Are you having trouble with your oral health? If so, you might be considering switching to an electric toothbrush for improved oral hygiene. The best way to decide if this is right for you is to talk to your dentist, but here are some signs that might help you make the right decision.
If you find yourself needing white fillings every time you visit the dentist, then you might want to consider changing to an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush may be able to help you remove more plaque from your teeth.
An electric toothbrush can help you improve tooth brushing in three ways:
If you think you might benefit from any of these changes in your brushing habits, then an electric toothbrush may be a good investment.
Another good sign that you might benefit from an electric toothbrush is that you have to spend a long time having hardened deposits scraped off your teeth at each dental visit, then it may a good time to get an electric toothbrush. These hardened deposits start as soft plaque, but if they’re not removed promptly with tooth brushing, they will harden in a process similar to fossilization.
Tartar can contribute to periodontal disease, which can in turn lead to tooth loss.
Poor tooth brushing habits can lead to periodontal disease. However, there is also evidence that periodontal disease may be more closely related to genetic risk factors than oral hygiene habits.
However, if you have periodontal disease and significant amounts of tartar, then it’s likely that your gum disease is related to oral hygiene and may be correctable with better care.
To learn more about oral hygiene and general dental care, please contact Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane and Spokane Valley today.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788