“Electric or power toothbrushes use what they call, ‘rotating oscillating technology’, which basically does all the work for you, so all you have to do is lay the toothbrush on each tooth for a few seconds before moving onto the next one and let that technology brush away the plaque.Every 30 seconds you should be doing one-quarter of your mouth, and you should spend at least 2 minutes to clean your entire mouth.”
“It’s just so much easier and more efficient to use a power toothbrush. Studies have shown that a power toothbrush cleans 100% better than a manual toothbrush, and I see it all the time with my own patients – you can tell who cleans with a power toothbrush [because] it’s just so much cleaner. It’s like using a computer instead of a pen and paper.”
“One of the biggest misconceptions is [People scrubbing] their teeth really hard to get it clean. I see lots and lots of patients doing that actually and it’s quite… surprising. They think that if they brush harder the whiter their teeth will be, but that’s actually making it worse because they’re wearing away at the enamel and exposing more of what’s underneath, which gives the tooth a yellow appearance that’s hard to reverse.”
Now go practice – I will be.