Manual or electric?
At Kingswood Parks Clinics we recommend an electric toothbrush as part of your oral hygiene care. An electric toothbrush can cover more surface of the tooth giving you a better clean and removing more plaque than a manual toothbrush, brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing will ensure a healthy mouth. At the clinic we offer the Phillips Sonicare 4300 electric toothbrush, we can show you a demo at your appointment to show the best method for brushing your teeth to ensure you’re removing plaque. The toothbrush comes with a charger so you can charge it at home, it also has a light that comes on when it’s about to run out letting you know when you need to re-charge it, the battery normally lasts around 2 weeks.
Using an electric toothbrush
Philips Sonicare’s advanced sonic technology pulses water between your teeth, and its brush strokes break plaque up and sweep it away for an exceptional daily clean. Using the slide and glide effect with your Philips Sonicare toothbrush ensures that you’re being the most effective whilst brushing. The 4300 edition comes with a travel case so when you’re going on a trip you can pack it away with your belongings hygienically.
Why do we recommend the Sonicare 4300?
It is clinically proven to remove 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush, it also has a quad pacer so you know how long to spend on each quadrant on your mouth, this ensures you’re thoroughly cleaning all areas and not missing any. You may not notice when you’re brushing too hard, but the toothbrush will make a pulsing sound as a reminder to ease off on the pressure. The toothbrush which we recommend can be used on people who wear braces, crowns, bridges and veneers.
When should I change my toothbrush?
When using an electric toothbrush you don’t have to change the full toothbrush, just the brush part, it comes off as you pull away and that way you can replace the head of your toothbrush without having to buy a new one each time. The toothbrush has BrushSync technology that tracks how long you’ve been using your brush head for, and how hard you’ve been brushing. When it’s time to replace it, a light on your handle and a short beep will let you know; guidelines would say around every 3 months for hygiene.
Speak to one of our clinicians when you’re due in for an appointment and they can show you the toothbrush working, or if you would just like to buy one you can come into the clinic. We have them to purchase in the clinic or we can process an order for you over the phone so you can collect it from the clinic.