The Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

The Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

You know brushing your teeth twice a day is an essential part of your oral care. However, did you know you may benefit from using an electric toothbrush as part of your daily routine? Both manual and electric toothbrushes are effective at removing plaque, but electric toothbrushes may provide a variety of benefits to their users.

3 Reasons to Choose an Electronic Toothbrush

1. They Remove More Plaque

One study showed that electric toothbrushes reduced plaque by as much as 21%  over three months of use. Whether a manual brush is as effective as an electric one depends on how well you use it. If you’re not brushing your teeth thoroughly and for at least two minutes with a manual brush, then you might be missing plaque an electric model could remove. Electric toothbrushes provide consistent brush strokes and often come with built-in timers to indicate when to move to a different zone of your mouth.

2. They Can Help with Teeth Whitening

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Manual brushing produces approximately 300 strokes per minute, while some electric toothbrushes provide as many as 30,000 strokes per minute, which is almost ten times more than what you can achieve manually. This thorough and consistent cleaning can reduce stains from coffee, soda, or wine. It better breaks down tannins, which are the chemicals in food and drinks that cause yellowing and other discoloration.

3. They Can Help Your Gums

Electronic toothbrushes can help your gums by reducing bleeding and preventing gingivitis. The even pressure of an electric toothbrush is gentler on soft tissues, which promotes healthier gums. Electrictoothbrushes can reduce your risk of gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums due to bacteria, by 11% over three months. Healthier gums lead to stronger teeth and contribute to the longevity of your oral health.


Dr. Kurt Hulse and Dr. RJ Ochsner of Hulse Dental are available to answer your questions about dental care and preventative practices. Our dentistry practice in Onalaska, WI, help patients of all ages maintain optimal oral health. With 25 years of experience in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry, our team takes pride in providing a comforting and warm environment while using the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Visit our website for more information, or call (608) 783-1306 to make an appointment.

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