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Selecting an Electric Toothbrush? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re on your way to the store to buy an electric toothbrush, then our dentist, Dr. Mecca, encourages you to consider a few things first. It’s best if you choose a brush that is right for you and your smile, right? So, when you select your electric toothbrush, it’s important that it:

-Is sonic: Sonic electric toothbrushes are very fast and effective. In fact, they are known to deliver 18,000 to 40,000 strokes per minute. This can help them perform better cleaning jobs than non-sonic toothbrushes.

-Has a pressure sensor: A pressure sensor is a handy characteristic because it tells you when you are pressing the toothbrush too hard against the teeth. When you push the toothbrush hard against the teeth, it can wear away the tooth enamel and even irritate the gums.

-Has a two-minute timer: It’s very important to brush your teeth for two minutes each time you brush. If you brush less than two minutes or more than two minutes, it can harm the smile. So, make sure your toothbrush has the two-minute timer so you don’t have to worry about setting an alarm on your phone or counting in your head.

To learn more about electric toothbrushes in New Hartford, New York, please contact Mecca Dental and talk to a member of our dental team. When you dial 315-235-3318, we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to giving you the information you need to select the right brush for you!