Bleeding Gums – Gingivitis
Bleeding Gums – Tooth brushing and cleaning – What’s the story?
Bleeding Gums. Are electric toothbrushes better than manual brushes at combating the bleeding gums?
Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at cleaning teeth as long as you 1) Use the right technique (ie thoroughly brushing all tooth surfaces but not too hard) and 2) Brush for 2 minutes twice a day. The latest electric brushes can actually help to protect your teeth in new ways: in-built pressure sensors can alert you if you’re brushing too hard and, when connected to an app, can even give you feedback on the efficiency of your brushing.
What are the benefits of using an electric toothbrush?
1) Electric toothbrushes are typically more efficient at plaque and food debris removal and reduces bleeding gums as the round spinning brush head enables more brush strokes per minute and can get to hard-to-reach places; 2) The timer means you can be sure you’re brushing for the recommended 2 minutes; 3) The latest brushes can connect via Bluetooth to an app, giving you real-time feedback on your brushing; 4) If you have a condition like arthritis, they can make thorough brushing easier.
Can electric toothbrushes damage your teeth?
If used correctly, an electric toothbrush won’t damage your teeth or gums. But be warned: if you brush too hard – using your electric brush like a manual brush – you can wear away the enamel as well as your gums. The top tip is to let the electric toothbrush do the work for you, gliding over all tooth surfaces.
Do electric toothbrushes make teeth whiter?
The short answer is no, an electric toothbrush can’t actually whiten your teeth. However, it’s true that using an electric toothbrush can result in your teeth appearing whiter, as electric brushes are typically more efficient at removing plaque and surface stains, both of which can make teeth appear dull or yellow. You are welcome to book in and discuss our dentists to discuss teeth whitening. https://thewhytehouse.com/teeth-whitening-exeter/
Is brushing your teeth alone good enough when treating bleeding gums?
Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential but even an electric brush can’t get everywhere that food or plaque can, so it’s vital to clean between teeth using dental floss or interdental brushes or a water flosser. A final swill with alcohol-free mouth wash can remove plaque and food debris dislodged through brushing or flossing. But don’t forget: regular brushing and flossing alone won’t remove all plaque deposits, so you should go for a professional scale & polish at least once a year.
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