With the ever constant advancements of technology, it can seem like that everywhere you turn someone, somewhere is inventing something that consumers just “have to” buy. From making simple tasks like cleaning your home easier, to making things like downloading a video onto your iPhone faster, technology is ever evolving. However, when it comes to basics like at-home dental care, are these high-tech tools all that they’re cracked up to be?
Electric toothbrushes have been around for decades. Designed to target hard-to-reach places and to give your mouth a proper cleaning, electric toothbrushes comes in a variety of speeds, strengths, and power. However, are they really helping to rid your mouth of cavities? The answer really depends on you as an individual. For instance, electric toothbrushes are more ideal for individuals who aren’t known to take the necessary amount of time and effort required by using a traditional toothbrush. For instance, if you keep on going to the dentist because you have cavities caused by tartar and plaque build-up due to the lack of brushing, then getting an electric toothbrush might be the perfect option for you. However, if you are getting good reviews from your dentist and don’t have any cavities, then you might as well continue using your traditional toothbrush.
Designed with power and precision in mind, electric flossers are the alternative to regular dental floss. Designed to massage and shoot pressurized water in between your teeth and gums, electric flossers are a great way to get into those hard-to-reach places that you just can’t get to with a simple toothbrush. However, how do they compare to simple dental floss? With either an electric flosser or traditional floss, you can get the same results. It really just depends on which option you like better and which one you are more inclined to use on a daily basis.
Technology is a wonderful part of our lives, but it isn’t always necessary when it comes to things such as at-home dental cleaning. However, if you are noticing better results and are more inclined to use electric toothbrushes and flossers, then they may just be the right thing for you to pick.
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