The dental health market isn’t just a few toothbrushes and a bit of dental floss anymore. Just looking at today’s electric toothbrush market it would seem that they are getting so advanced you could be flying off on one soon. I’m sorry there is no man flying on a magic ultrasonic toothbrush here (yet). But seriously, electric toothbrushes are oscillating – rotating, sonic, ultrasonic, syncing with smartphones, but the real question is, are they actually improving our dental health? We gave one of YOU an Oral – B Pro 4000 Electric Toothbrush, to tell us what you really think. We also asked the facts from experienced dentist and dental surgeon, Dr Bruno Silva, from the Brighton Implant Clinic.
Our Vlogger: Dominique
We asked Dominique to ditch her manual toothbrush in replacement with an electric one. Over the course of 6 weeks, we asked her a range of questions with the final question, would she stick to the switch or ditch!?
Check out the lovely Dominique’s Vlog below…
Dominique uses the Oral B Pro for the first time
" How long do you brush your teeth using a regular toothbrush? "
" How about now with an Oral - B Pro 4000? "
" Has using an electric toothbrush change the way that you brush your teeth?"
Using the Oral - B Pro for 6 weeks
"How have you been getting on with the Oral B Pro - 4000, do you prefer using it?"
" Do you think your oral health has improved? "
" Have you experienced any gum sensitivity or bleeding? "
Dominique, will you stick to the switch or ditch?
Dental Expert, Dr Bruno Silva, said:
If you’re looking for the best and most effective way to look after your dental health – then choose an electric toothbrush. Why? An electric toothbrush is brushing your teeth for you. The vibrations, oscillating and or rotating heads on an electric toothbrush clean and remove plaque and bacteria, giving a deeper and better clean. In addition to this, most electric toothbrushes come with additional features such as a 2-minute timer, different toothbrush heads for different needs, pressure sensors
to make sure you are not brushing too hard and more. The reason that cleaning plaque and bacteria from your mouth is so important is because a buildup of plaque and bacteria is the cause of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss and adverse effects to general health.
From Dominique’s experience, the most notable point is that she had regular bleeding gums, which stopped after regularly using the electric toothbrush. Bleeding gums are a sign of irritated gums, which are usually always caused by a buildup of bad bacteria. Without even knowing, Dominique could have had gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease, which causes sensitivity and bleeding gums. Using the electric toothbrush, Dominique was able to clean the bad bacteria from her mouth, giving her healthier gums, stopping the bleeding and sensitivity.
From my own professional experience, I can really see the difference in a patient’s dental health depending on their choice of toothbrush!
Many dentists, hygienists and dental health professionals are telling their patient’s to switch over to an electric toothbrush, so have you?