- brush strokes.
Electric toothbrushes provide more brush strokes per minute. You may notice a difference in the feel or whiteness of your teeth, and some dentists argue they clean more thoroughly.
- am I being timed?
Some electric toothbrushes have timers that keep you brushing for the full 2 minutes recommended by dentists. Magically, it works. Even kids brush longer when their toothbrush is the boss.
- choosing yours.
A good electric toothbrush will last for years, so research features first. And look at brush heads—each brand has a variety of types. Keep in mind that kids have smaller mouths so they'll need a smaller brush-head size to match.
more to smile about.
- healthy brushing.
Powered brush heads can help users clean hard-to-reach spots, and control their pressure. Some users can't brush vigorously enough to remove plaque, and many brush too hard for gum health.
- healthy habits.
Visit the Mayo Clinic's Dental Care site to brush up on oral health and dental care basics. And consider electric toothbrushes for kids with timers that ramp them up to the minimum 2 minutes of brushing required to keep their mouths healthy.