Toothbrushes have been around since 3500-3000 BC, but thankfully, they are no longer made from twigs or the bristles of wild hogs (source). These days, most toothbrushes boast plastic handles and nylon bristles. Some are maneuvered manually, while others are powered by electricity and provide automatic oscillation. The American Dental Association (ADA) is not especially picky about which kind of toothbrush you use so long as you brush properly and often. However, many people, including many dentists, tout the benefits of an electric toothbrush.
A well-designed and correctly used electric toothbrush can help you remove bacteria lurking between teeth and plaque built up on enamel. So if you want to improve your dental hygiene routine, keep reading to learn about the benefits of an electric toothbrush. [Read more…]