Is The Toothbrush Obsolete? The Birmingham Dentist Says…

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Many of our tools for everyday living have become obsolete. Online search has replaced the paper phone book. Telephone answering machines have gone the way of manual typewriters. But the toothbrush? Your Birmingham dentist says it’s a tool that cannot be improved upon.

“Wait a minute,” you might say, “isn’t an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?” Actually, all toothbrushes, when used properly, are effective at removing food debris and plaque to keep your smile free of tooth decay.

The bottom line should be: what works for you? One thing we recommend, whether you prefer manual or electric, is a soft-bristle brush. These are best for removing plaque and food debris from your teeth and along the gum line.

Special consideration should be taken for people with dexterity issues, such as arthritis. In such cases, electric toothbrushes have a clear advantage.

Whatever you choose, always look for the ADA seal – and brush your teeth!

Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services, from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers.

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Birmingham, Alabama