Electric toothbrush or ordinary toothbrush, which one is more suitable? In this regard, experts said: two toothbrushes have their own advantages and disadvantages, and qualified citizens can choose electric toothbrushes, but children under 4 years old and people with pacemakers are not suitable for using electric toothbrushes.
Electric toothbrushes are indeed cleaner. According to expert analysis, the electric toothbrush is equipped with a motor core, which can drive the brush head to generate high-frequency vibrations, decompose the toothpaste into fine foam, deeply clean the gaps between the teeth, and help remove dental plaque. Moreover, many electric toothbrushes can now be connected to the APP on the mobile phone through the Internet or Bluetooth to monitor the daily brushing situation and prompt the areas where the brushing is not careful enough, which can help users clean their teeth more comprehensively.
Brushing teeth with an ordinary toothbrush has large individual differences in orientation and strength. If the user has good brushing habits, the brushing can be relatively clean. According to personal oral conditions, users can also strengthen cleaning of some key parts.
But electric toothbrushes are not suitable for everyone.The following types of people should not use electric toothbrushes：
- Children under the age of 4 are not recommended to use electric toothbrushes. Children's fine motor development is not complete, and it is difficult for them to grasp the electric toothbrush; children's expression ability is limited, if the brush head is too large or the bristles are too hard, it is difficult for them to express accurately if the gums are damaged when brushing.
- People who have a pacemaker are not recommended to use an electric toothbrush to prevent the pacemaker from working.
- People who have undergone gum surgery and oral surgery within two months should also consult their doctor first if they need to use an electric toothbrush.
The softer the brush head, not the better it is
Some people worry that the bristles of the brush head are too hard, which can easily damage teeth and gums and cause bleeding, so try to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush when purchasing. In fact, the softer the bristles, the better. If they are too soft, they will not be clean. If food debris, soft dirt, and bacterial spots remain in the mouth and around the teeth, it will leave health risks.
Therefore, when purchasing a brush head, you can choose a brush head with appropriate hardness and softness according to your own situation; when purchasing, you can observe the shape of the bristles, and it is best to choose a brush with an area that can cover two tooth surfaces and the top of the bristles is processed and polished into a spherical shape Head, neither hurt teeth and gums, nor affect the brushing effect.
The bristles of different softness and hardness are suitable for different groups of people.
- Soft brush head: mainly for people with fragile gums, or infants and children;
- Medium-haired brush head: For ordinary people with relatively healthy gums, you can choose a brush head with moderate hardness or softness;
- Hard bristle brush head: most people, not recommended.
In addition to electric toothbrushes, businesses also offer a number of auxiliary tools for maintaining oral hygiene, each with its own purpose:
- Dental floss, flossers: These tools are good for clearing the spaces between the teeth and leaving them completely clean.
- Mouthwash: Helps keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh. However, it should not be used frequently, especially some mouthwashes with antibiotics. Long-term use will cause oral flora imbalance.