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Brushing your teeth is the single most important thing you can do to improve and maintain your oral health. However, using the wrong type of toothbrush can limit just how effective your brushing is at cleaning your teeth and fostering good oral health.

That’s one of the reasons our team here at Frandsen Dental in Orem, Utah, gets asked so often whether patients should use an electric or “regular” toothbrush. Let’s take a look at that question.

Electric brush

Electric brushes are often recommended by most dentists because they function just like the brushes used here in our office. The smaller round circular heads are able to better clean hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, and they do a better job of removing plaque as well.

However, they do cost more and replacing the heads on these brushes when the bristles wear out is more than a regular toothbrush.

Regular brush

These have been used for such a long time a lot of people wonder why bother with an electric brush? Regular brushes are cheaper, don’t require batteries, and when the bristles wear out you just go buy a new one and the overall cost is much lower.

At the end of the day, you’ll need to talk with Dr. Colton Rich to determine what type of brush is best for you and your oral health needs. To make an appointment, call us today at 801-224-7900.