In a day and age where technology has taken over pretty much everything, many of us start asking one simple question–is it worth it? The dental community is not immune. In previous posts you’ve probably seen us talking about how far dental technology has come in the last couple of years. The most common piece of this technology for the average person is, of course, an electric toothbrush.

But just because they’re new, does that mean that they work better than their non-electronic counterparts? That’s the topic we’ll be exploring in today’s post, so keep reading to hear what your go-to Lake Villa dentist has to say on the subject.

Newer Isn’t Always Better

There’s plenty of evidence that newer things aren’t necessarily better. Everything from the vehicles we drive to the smartphones we use to communicate are designed to show us that we need to get our hands on new technology as soon as we possibly can. But thanks to planned obsolescence, sometimes we end up having to get these things rather than wanting to get them.

When it comes right down to it, the reality is that newer isn’t always better…

Except In This Case

The truth of the matter for pretty much everyone out there is that an electric toothbrush is the way to go. Modern electric toothbrushes include built in timers to ensure that we actually brush for the full two minutes that are recommended, and let’s be honest, who couldn’t use that reminder?

These toothbrushes also move in the ideal way that the head of the toothbrush is supposed to move to get rid of the most plaque possible. This is another area where many of us can use a helping hand.

Between these benefits and the fact that electric toothbrushes are inexpensive and have long-lasting batteries, we’d suggest that many people out there would benefit from using an electric toothbrush.

Schedule an Appointment With a Local Dentist Today

Of course the only way to know for certain if an electric toothbrush is ideal for your specific situation is to check with your local dentist. If you’re looking for a “dentist near me” in the Lake Villa area, look no further than Lake Villa Dental. We’d be glad to give you an exam and point out the areas where your oral care could use a bit of help and offer some pointers for what you should be keeping in mind between your bi-annual appointments.

When it comes right down to it every mouth is different and that’s why it’s so hard to say something like, “yes, everyone on the planet should use an electric toothbrush.” Although it’s true for many people, it’s not true for everyone.

Schedule an appointment with us today because we specialize in everything from root canals to periodontics to dental hygiene to fillings to wisdom tooth removal and everything in between. In other words, we know what it takes to provide you with the best oral care in Lake Villa. Reach out today. We look forward to hearing from you!