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Electric toothbrushes: fashion effect?

Brushing your teeth well is essential to maintaining oral hygiene. For several years, electric toothbrushes have come directly to compete with traditional toothbrushes. Simple fashion effect or real advantages?

Soft, medium or hard toothbrushes, with large or small heads, electric toothbrushes, etc. The oral hygiene market is full of varied offers today. Faced with this diversity, it is difficult for the consumer to make a calm choice. For the professional, it is therefore advisable to inform the population about the characteristics of electrical devices while deconstructing marketing promises.

First of all, it should be remembered that oral hygiene actively contributes to general good health. To prevent the appearance of cavities and any risk of infection, adopting good brushing habits is essential. Dentists, therefore, recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, morning and evening, for at least two minutes.

One of the advantages of the electric toothbrush lies first of all in its efficiency: most often incorporating a timer, it allows the user to remove dental plaque quickly. An independent and recent study thus revealed that it reduced dental plaque by 21% in three months, a figure higher than that of manual toothbrushes.

Its small integrated motor allows for optimal brushing movement, suitable for any mouth. Contrary to popular belief, the electric brush is generally less aggressive for teeth and gum than a traditional toothbrush, largely thanks to the different modes of operation it offers.