Why Ultrasonic Toothbrushes Are The Bomb in Allen

Why Ultrasonic Toothbrushes Are The Bomb in Allen

Toothbrushing in Allen is habitual. It is something that you should learn when you're a young child, it's like tieing your shoe. You don’t think about it, you just do it. Because of this, most people are not nearly as thorough as they should be.

So, this habit that you made when you were a child, like many others, is literally shaping your dental health. People think that they just have bad teeth sometimes, but I beg to differ. Their dental problems are usually stemming from their brushing and flossing habits, or lack thereof, and their diet. If you use a manual toothbrush, you put the power behind it and usually in a scrubbing motion. The back teeth and the insides of the teeth closest to your tongue, usually don’t get as much facetime, and the scrubbing motion can take a toll on the gums causing recession. None of this is healthy. When you go to the dentist, if they are vocal about what they are seeing, like me, they will tell you:

  1. Your gums are puffy on the tongue side and bleed more easily because they have gingivitis - best case
  2. The back teeth are starting to get little brown spots on the back
  3. The gum line on the outside either looks better than the rest or is having a receding gum line problem because you spend more time on what you can see when you're doing the work.
  4. Sometimes one side even will look better than the other because of what hand you use and what side you start with.

Why ultrasonic toothbrushes are better in Allen

So why are ultrasonic toothbrushes so much better? When you use an ultrasonic toothbrush, it forces you to break up your habitual scrubbing because it works differently. The ultrasonic action of the toothbrush is jarring at first. It literally breaks apart the plaque colonies so that you don’t have to do more than hold the brush over the surface you want clean for a few seconds, then moves to the next tooth. I demonstrate the technique above in the video.

So some people ask if an electric toothbrush can hurt your teeth. The answer is an absolute NO! It could bring a problem to the surface faster, which is a good thing. If you have tooth decay or a loose filling or crown that is letting bacteria in to rot your tooth, trust me, you want to know before it does more damage. Other than the fear of loosening something with the vibration, I’m not quite sure what the concern is, maybe it’s just the concern of “if I’m scrubbing too hard with a manual toothbrush, then surely I will tear my gums up with something motorized.” I can see the logic in that line of thinking, BUT if you are using it like you should, by just allowing the vibration to tickle the gum line and letting the brush do all the work, then you will not hurt anything and you will get a much better and much more thorough clean.

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