The Five Major Use Matters of Electric Toothbrush
- Swipe to time
Use at least and indeed brush your teeth more than twice a day, every time you brush your teeth for more than two minutes, and use dental floss carefully at least once a day. Note that this means “at least” and “really”; of course, you can also exceed these times, but if you do not “really”, the number of brushings will be in vain.
Another time refers to the time for cleaning each tooth with an electric toothbrush. Some electric toothbrushes will have a program, timer, or music to remind the time of each tooth. If there is no reminder, at least each side of each tooth should be brushed for 5 to 10 seconds.
- Put it in the right position
- Outside and inside of the tooth: the head of the toothbrush, turn 45 degrees toward the gingival sulcus.
- Teeth occlusal surface: the brush head of the toothbrush is directly perpendicular to the occlusal surface.
- Brush your back teeth and close your mouth: When brushing your back teeth, please close your mouth, a bit like having a plum in your mouth. The cheeks will be relaxed on both sides, and then the toothbrush will be put in place on the outside of the back teeth.
- Brush 2-3 at a time; and clean two and two teeth carefully.
- If you do n’t know whether you have the right position, you can ask your dentist about whether your brushing position is right.
- Electric toothbrush cannot clean the adjacent surface between teeth; the adjacent surface between teeth must be cleaned with dental floss and interdental brush.
- Do not heavily press and saw teeth
The brush head of the toothbrush rests lightly on the teeth; do not press on the deformed bristles; some electric toothbrushes will have a warning of heavy pressure, you can pay attention. Use under the instructions and instructions; tooth damage, gum wear, and gum atrophy are rarely seen.
Children over 7 years old or adults, please do not use an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth horizontally, as if you are using a saw to cut your teeth; this will cause injuries to your teeth and gums.
- Change the toothbrush head regularly
This is very important and is often overlooked by users of electric toothbrushes. Because the electric toothbrush body and toothbrush head are relatively expensive for general toothbrushes, people will think that electric toothbrushes are more expensive, and they often ignore the time and timing of replacing the toothbrush heads. Instead, there is no diligent replacement like the general toothbrush. Great discount.
The brush head is changed every three months; of course, the above is the principle. If the brush head has “flowered” earlier than three months or something is stuck in the brush head, you need to replace it with a new toothbrush; Check if you need to improve your brushing method.
- Qualified electrical appliances
In the past few years, the US FDA warned: “Once there is a poorly designed electric toothbrush, the toothbrush handle and the replaceable bristle motor part may be detached under high-speed operation, and the exposed metal structure may cause the user’s teeth to break and the mouth to be injured. There is also a risk of endangering the eyes. Although some electric toothbrushes used by children do not have replaceable brush heads, there are still reports that there is a risk of bristles falling into the throat of young children, scratching of the lips, and burning of the battery. ”
Although the safety of current electric toothbrushes should be better than in the past, we still pay more attention before buying; especially some electric toothbrushes of unknown origin.
Friends often tell me, “Electric toothbrushes save time more efficiently.” Indeed, when you follow the five precautions, use the correct method, put it in the right position, and the time that each tooth should be brushed according to the instructions, it may really be more efficient and save time. But what Xiaoya has seen in the clinic is that many patients feel that the electric toothbrush is very powerful, automatically reducing the time each tooth should brush, and a little too lazy to seriously follow the number of seconds that each tooth should have, so that the cleaning is greatly reduced .
Clinically, it is also very common to use a general toothbrush or electric toothbrush, but the cleaning is not in place and the mouth is full of cavities; the patient blamed the general toothbrush or the electric toothbrush for blaming it is not good. , The principle is. Of course, I have also seen that patients who use electric toothbrushes are very thorough, and their oral cleaning is very good.
What do I use myself?
This question is asked every time I finish teaching a general toothbrush or an electric toothbrush with a patient. For myself, I only use a small toothbrush. It’s that simple.
If you use an electric toothbrush, in addition to the overall purchase price is more expensive, the electric toothbrush head is also more expensive than a general toothbrush I bought; because I change the toothbrush more frequently, so the cost considerations are higher than my own. Many budgets. Even if you are careless and occasionally lose your relatives, you are less distressed.
Another point is that it is convenient to carry. I can carry it with me, and I can hide in the toilet to brush my teeth wherever I have eaten; I am not worried about suddenly changing the battery when there is no electricity, or it is too large and a little heavy.
Finally, the general manual toothbrush learning can not be discarded, because there are good and correct use methods and knowledge of general toothbrushes, and then choose the electric toothbrush, will not be turned upside down.