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What kind of brush is best for my teeth? ¿Electric or manual?

Written by: Dra. Carmen López Prieto
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Patients often tell us experts in dentistry , "Excuse me doctor, what brush is more effective manual or electric?"Although the people who come to our dental clinic this question as an eternal dilemma formulated, the truth is that the answer is very simple: the two methods are equally effective, as long as they make good use of them. Brushing our teeth requires time and dedication, it is not just mouth moving toothpaste and toothbrush.While it is true that in recent years electric toothbrushes have gained fame and reputation among the population, especially due to the large amount of publicity that appears every day in advertising billboards and television commercials, among others. However, despite the abundant promoting electric brushes, manual toothbrushes continue to be equally effective if used properly.


How to brush your teeth

Patients should know that a good brushing is to move the brush head thoroughly cleaning all the ends of the teeth and molars. Proper brushing is not synonymous to do with strength, because we understand that is the way to remove more dirt, but just the opposite. That way the only thing we get is damaging the gums, cause pain and discomfort in the teeth and even cause bleeding that results in the emergence of other diseases of the mouth.To brush your teeth properly, you must carry it out gently with rotating movements if manually or through vibrations if we choose to use an electric toothbrush. Both options are fully valid and just as good as long as they perform well. What we must avoid is brush your teeth quickly and aggressively.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Carmen López Prieto

Prestigious specialist in dentistry, Dr. López Prieto has a degree in Medicine and Surgery and a degree in dentistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela since 1992. Expert in child dentistry, orthodontics and dental aesthetics.

He has more than 20 years of experience as a specialist in dentistry, currently working in one of the most prestigious dental clinics in Galicia, the Pardiñas Dental Clinic . Her extensive experience makes her a first-class doctor, with the experience and sufficient resources to offer the patient, adult and child , the latest techniques in orthodontics and dental aesthetics .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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