Electric toothbrushes to suit all ages. Products that the professionals recommend but are not easily found outside dental practice. Evidence reflects that a electric toothbrushes will remove more plaque biofilm than a manual toothbrush in the same hands. Rechargeable and battery operated with various weight and power options to suit everyone from baby to the elderly. The Playbrush brushes can be paired with your phone or tablet to give accurate feedback on your technique. They become gaming controllers where games can be played that promote longer brushing for kids of all ages!
Brush heads should be changed when the bristles start to splay out (approximately every three months). Replacement heads are available.
Unless otherwise advised by your dental team clean tongue first, then in between teeth/floss then finish with your toothbrush. Brush every surface of each tooth – outside, inside and biting surface, making sure you clean thoroughly around the gum line. Use a pea sized blob of fluoride toothpaste on a dry brush. After brushing DO NOT rinse your mouth with water. Let the toothpaste ingredients work for longer around your teeth. Don’t skip night time toothbrushing (before sleep) as your mouth needs extra protection when you sleep as saliva flow almost ceases. Find out more about dry mouth, toothbrushing and toothpastes here
Use a mouth rinse? Rinse at a different time to brushing – that way you spread the ingredients that help prevent disease across the day – keeping a healthy environment in your mouth as long as possible.