Five surprising ways an electric toothbrush benefits your health

Five surprising ways an electric toothbrush benefits your health

From helping with arthritis to keeping your heart healthy, using an electric toothbrush is even better for you than you might realise.

From helping with arthritis to keeping your heart healthy, using an electric toothbrush is even better for you than you might realise.

Did you know that 80% of people miss at least one area of their mouth when brushing their teeth?* But this needn’t be the case, as the latest electric toothbrushes can now give you intelligent feedback – including if you’ve missed a bit!

As well as cleaning your teeth more efficiently with very little effort, using an electric toothbrush can have a whole host of extra benefits for your general health. Here’s why…

1. It keeps your heart and mind healthy

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can build up between your teeth and gums. Unless that bacteria is regularly removed, it can lead to gum disease and a range of more serious health problems.

The best way to keep plaque at bay is to brush every day with an electric toothbrush like the Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush. It will remove an impressive 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

2. It’s invaluable if you have arthritis

For arthritis sufferers, or those with mobility problems in wrists, hands or arms, using a manual toothbrush can be difficult and sometimes painful.

Not only do electric toothbrushes have chunkier handles that are easier to grip, but also the brush does all the hard work for you, cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth easily and efficiently, and reaching all the difficult areas at the back of your mouth that can be a challenge with an ordinary toothbrush if you have dexterity issues.

3. It keeps you on track

Dentists recommend we brush continuously for two minutes to get our teeth clean and thoroughly remove all plaque and debris.

Using an Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush means you can do away with the guesswork, thanks to inbuilt Artificial Intelligence that helps you brush for the right amount of time, with the right amount of pressure.

While a toothbrush with “artificial intelligence” might sound scary, it simply means that it connects to the Oral-B app on your phone to help guide you when brushing – even giving you personal feedback based on your brushing habits. Clever, eh?

4. It can relieve sensitivity

We all know how to brush our teeth, but most of us are guilty of scrubbing a little too vigorously to make our mouths sparkle. But the harder you brush, the more likely you are to remove the enamel coating from the surface of your teeth, which can make them sensitive to heat and cold, not to mention damaging your gums, causing them to recede.

With an electric toothbrush this doesn’t happen – the rotating, pulsating bristles do all the hard work for you, making it almost impossible to apply more pressure than you need. And if you do happen to apply a bit too much pressure, the toothbrush’s sensor will alert you so that you can adjust.

5. It stops one-sided brushing

It’s a little-known fact that right-handed people tend to brush the left side of their mouths more thoroughly than the right side, and vice versa. Putting uneven pressure like this on different areas can mean one area of your teeth isn’t getting quite as clean. For instance, 60% of people miss their back molar when brushing.*

The Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush tracks where you are brushing (and not brushing enough) in your mouth. After brushing, the app then gives you a personalised “Brushing Score”, which factors in whether you press too hard, how long you brush for and how complete your brushing coverage is. Over time, the app can help you improve your score, so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you’re giving your smile the best care.

Have you discovered the power of the electric toothbrush? Why not share your experiences in the comments box below or, when it’s launched in September 2019, leave a review of the Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush?

*Oral-B Motion Tracking Data Research

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name 17/09/2019

Nice article, really helpful tips.

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Fatima 29/11/2017

I have been using an Oral B electric toothbrush for the past few years and I cannot be without it. i feel my teeth clean better my mouth feel fresh as well. It also cleans hard to get places especially the back molars and the gums feel healthy as well.

ElectricToothbrushes are great

Sandra 18/11/2017

I would hate to go back to a manual toothbrush now. When I fractured my right wrist it was easy to just hold the electric toothbrush with my left hand and the brush did all the work. I feel my teeth are much cleaner now, because it's so easy to clean for longer. Electric toothbrushes all the way for me, give it a try, you won't go back.

Love ❤️ my Oral B toothbrush

Sandra 17/11/2017

Since using an Oral B toothbrush my teeth are much cleaner and shinier. Many people remark on how nice my teeth look. Also my dentist made a comment saying how nice my teeth look.

Always a favourite

helenclare 16/11/2017

I have had an Oral B toothbrush for the past couple of years, it keeps on working well with just the odd brush change. Fell confident with my gleaming smile and everyone's happy that I am so cheerful.

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