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Tips On How to Brush With A Rotating Electric Toothbrush

Randall P. Jaurequi, DDS
You can achieve better plaque removal and gingivitis reduction with an electric toothbrush that utilizes oscillating-rotating technology than with a regular manual toothbrush.
This brushing action is different from ordinary manual toothbrushes, as it does the job of brushing for you. And, powered toothbrushes are a great option for individuals with arthritis or with manual dexterity challenges.

    Step 1. Hold the brush parallel to the floor, against the side of your teeth.

    Step 2. Guide the brush head slowly from tooth to tooth following the curve of the teeth and gums. You don’t need to press hard or scrub, just let the powered toothbrush do all the work. Hold the brush head in place for a few seconds before moving on to the next tooth.

    Step 3. Guide the brush head to all parts of your mouth including the insides, outsides, chewing surfaces, and behind your back teeth.

Refer to the brushing instructions supplied with your electric toothbrush for additional information. Be sure to talk to your Dentist if you have questions about choosing a powered toothbrush.