Dr. Bernie Knows Teeth! Questions and Answers

Q: Should I use a manual or an electircal toothbrush?

A: Either is fine as long as you brush at the gum line for a minimum of two minutes and floss regularly. The most common benefits of using an electric toothbrush are: 

  • It comes with a timer to take the guess work out of how long you have been brushing.
  • An electric toothbrush also keeps you from brushing too hard which can cause gum recession and loss of enamel.
  • The vibration from an electric toothbrush helps loosen trapped food particles. 

Toothbrush style is really a matter of preference. As long as you are following the basic guidelines stated above, the choice is all yours.