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You live in the golden age of toothbrushes. Until a few decades ago people used twigs or brushes made from animal hair to clean their teeth: not very soft and not very effective. (Kids: don't get any ideas!)
Now, you have a choice of manual brushes with soft, medium, or hard bristles. Or you might choose to go with an electric toothbrush, instead.
Have you ever wondered whether manual or electric brushes provide better cleaning? Actually, they both do the job. The key is to brush and floss every day, regardless of the kind of brush you prefer.
At our Jenison, MI office, we like to say the best brush is the one you'll use. So if you prefer manual, go for it. If you prefer electric, turn it on.
Both types have their advantages but both types will get the job done as far as removing plaque.
In many ways, the golden age is just beginning. There are already phone apps available to remind you to brush and floss. New apps can play two minutes worth of music while you brush, help you compare the brightness of your smile or help explain dental procedures. Maybe someday we’ll even have programs that examine your teeth after brushing and identify spots you might have missed.
If you prefer electric toothbrushes, or you're ready to give it a try, contact our office and we would love to recommend what brush is right for you!
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