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Electric Toothbrush vs. Waterpick

It seems like almost everyone today is using an electric toothbrush, so to write an article about the benefits of using an electric toothbrush may seem a little trivial, so in this article I want to talk about some of the technical reasons why an electric toothbrush is so much better than a manual toothbrush. With that said, most people don’t talk about water picks, so in this article, we are also going to cover both the electric toothbrush and the waterpick and the benefits of each device. We will also talk about when each device should be used.

First, we will talk about the electric toothbrush. Most dentists have been recommending using the electric toothbrush for years and our Dentist, Dr James Vartanian, a Mission Viejo Dentist , who runs The Vartanian Dental Group is no exception, so most our patients have switched over. Phillips is the leading oral healcare company here in the United States and they make both the electric toothbrush and the waterpick. The latest model for Phillips is the Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush. It comes in pink or black and it has a diamond shaped brush head for the best cleaning ever according to Phillips. The diamond shaped brush head has a central stain removal pad that are denslely packed to effectively remove plaque and surface stains for a brighter smile. It also whitens 2x more than manual brushing and removes plaque up to 7x better than manual brushing. Whiter teeth in 1 week and healthier gums within two weeks. Don’t settle for less expensive, inferior toothbrush! It’s worth it!

Secondly, I want to introduce some of you to a water pick or water flosser as they are also called. A water pick can be used and should be used when certain circumstances arise such as gum disease, receeding gums or deep pockets. If you find yourself missing flossing on a regular basis, then a water pick or water flosser will not replace flossing. A water pick is an enhancement to brushing and flossing. If you are having troubled areas where food continually gets stuck, you might want to try a water pick. If you have deep pockets in your gums, you might want to get a water pick. Using a water pick or water flosser on a regular basis will help reduce infection, inflamation and gum bleeding. A water pick is benificial for peopel with diabetes as well. It’s safe and gentle around implants. It cleans deeper into the pockets of your gums, much better than flossing alone. It removes plaque, reduces bleeding and gingivitis. If you are having some challenges in your mouth. I would highly recommend brushinging and flossing on a regular basis. Try a water pick for even better results for your gums.

The Vartanian Dental Group are local dentists from Mission Viejo who recommend the electric toothbrush, flossing on a regular basis and try using the water pick if you have deep pockets in your gums or if you have bleeding gums. But,  if you simply find yourself forgetting to floss daily, a water pick is not a replacement for flossing, it is an enhancement and a great way to get healthy gums.