Choosing Your Next Brush

While Dr. Welch, your dentist in Blountsville, will often discuss major oral health topics specifically pertaining to you in office, we often reserve this space in our blog for slightly lighter fare that still can impact your smile. We wanted to give all of our patients the same on-the-go answers to care that they might have, but they may feel it may not be something they want to call the office about or wait until their next appointment about.


One of these lighter topics includes choosing a toothbrush. We are often on the receiving end of questions about what one to buy…what company…what we use and we try to stay rather impartial through that all. In order to help give some insight on two specific types of brushes, manual and electric, that is why we have composed the following blog.


Let’s begin where toothbrushes began- in their manual form. These tools have existed for years for a number of reasons, including a big one: they do a good job at cleaning your teeth. Not to mention, manual brushes are usually available in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and colors- so that all ages can have one just for them. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at almost any store- so if you lose yours, you can go grab a new one easily. The only possible “downside” that one can relate to a manual brush is the fact that they are user-dependent. In other words, if you don’t put the work in- you won’t be getting the best of your regimen.


Shifting to electrics, we see a great deal of the opposite issues compared to manuals. Electric brushes are typically a bit steeper in price, be less personalize and have more moving parts and chargers that can break or become lost- but they do do something quite well: clean your teeth. With less effort than a manual brush (many even include timers that tell you when to stop!) you can be getting a more efficient cleaning with an electric brush.


If you ever have any concerns about your oral health regimen, you can always ask Dr. Welch, your dentist in Blountsville, at your next appointment for his opinion as it relates to your specific case. To schedule your next visit to Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center- call our office at (765) 282-5655 today!

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