How to use an electric toothbrush
When you use a rechargeable electric toothbrush, you don’t need to rub or press too hard. You just have to guide the brush while it exerts the brushing action. In fact, some Oral-B electric toothbrushes incorporate pressure sensors that warn you when you brush too hard.
- make sure your brush is loaded. Many electric toothbrushes have illuminated charge level indicators that alert you when the toothbrush is charged.
- start with the outer faces of the teeth. Guide the brush head slowly from tooth to tooth and hold it in the same position on each tooth for a few seconds before moving on to the next. Follow the shape of each tooth and the curvature of the gum.
- repeat 2 on the inside faces of the teeth.
- repeat step 2 on the chewing surfaces of the teeth and behind the molars.
- Run the brush head along the digital line, and over the gums. Remember not to rub or press too hard.
- Try running the brush head across your tongue and palate, from back to front, for fresher breath.
If you use a proper brushing technique with a rechargeable electric toothbrush, with a little practice everyday cleaning will become automatic. Before you know it, you will brush with complete confidence knowing that you are using the clinically proven technology of a rechargeable electric toothbrush to brush your teeth.
How to choose an electric toothbrush
Keep in mind that not all electric toothbrushes are created equal. The effectiveness will depend on its characteristics, the brushing modalities, the attachments, etc.
Pressure sensor : These sensors of the electric brushes detect when we apply too much pressure and can hurt teeth and gums. They warn us about it and, then, we can adapt the brushing.
Timer : Timed electric toothbrushes help us spend a time brushing. The correct thing is that it lasts at least two minutes, which is thirty seconds for each quadrant of the denture.
Brushing modalities: The different brushing modalities offered by toothbrushes allow choosing the most appropriate in each case, whether it is healthy patients or those prone to gingival inflammation.