One of the most effective ways to prevent cavities is to brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day. Dr. Glenn M. Wilson recommends that you use an electric toothbrush, as they are highly effective in cleaning your teeth and helping to keep your smile healthy. Electric toothbrushes make your brushing technique significantly more thorough and effective, which results in fewer opportunities for tooth decay or other problems to develop.

Some of the benefits of using an electric toothbrush include:

  • Smoothing and cleaning the tooth surface — the oscillating, rotating and pulsating actions of an electric toothbrush have been proved to be superior at removing plaque and preventing cavities caused by broken or damaged tooth enamel.
  • Protecting the gums — decay along the gum line is more likely to occur where there is gum recession. Many electric toothbrushes work to protect the gum, including slowing down or shutting off when you are brushing too hard.
  • Cleaning the chewing surfaces — cavities can occur in cracks and in the difficult-to-reach areas of your mouth. Electric toothbrushes can reach into those areas to effectively clean them.

Call us today at 860-272-4312 to learn more about the benefits of using an electric toothbrush and make your appointment with our experienced dentist in New Milford, Connecticut.