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Benefits of An Electric Toothbrush

Many people wonder what toothbrush they should be using for best results and an electric one is probably the right choice in many cases. In this article we’ll discuss why you should consider an electric toothbrush instead of a manual one and cover some of the different features of electric toothbrushes that make them a top choice.

Why You Should Consider an Electric Toothbrush

Cleaner Brushing

For the most part, electric toothbrushes can give you a more thorough cleaning than a manual one. As the bristles move and vibrate, they get between your teeth and clean all those hard-to-reach spots that might otherwise get missed. Not only will your teeth look and feel cleaner after brushing with an electric toothbrush, but they will also be whiter.

Easier to Use

An electric toothbrush will do all the hard work for you as you move it around your mouth. You can be assured that your teeth are getting a proper clean without much effort. Providing you brush your teeth for the recommended time, you can be satisfied that you’ve done a great job.


While an electric toothbrush might cost you more money up front, you will be saving money over time. A high-quality electric toothbrush will last you for years, and replacement brush heads are inexpensive and readily available. Add to that the prevention of many dental issues, and going electric often makes the most sense.

Common Electric Toothbrush Features

While features may differ slightly depending on what brand of electric toothbrush you purchase, but generally you can expect some of these common features and benefits.

  • Different brushing modes and speeds. This is perfect if you like to brush your teeth a certain way or you have sensitive teeth/gums.
  • Pressure signals to let you know when you are brushing too hard
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Timers to let you know how long you have been brushing each section of your mouth
  • Digital reminders to replace your brush head to maintain brushing quality

About Leesburg Family Smiles

Leesburg Family Smiles has been delivering care to patients of all ages in a comfortable, supportive and friendly environment in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia since 1973! Drs. Amanda Brown and Walter Collazo have extensive knowledge and expertise in dentistry, coupled with a genuine concern for their patients.