Both can be effective if used correctly. Electric brushes might be easier for those with limited mobility and might encourage longer brushing.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
They focus on preventive oral care, clean teeth, examine for oral diseases, and educate on oral hygiene.
They use bleaching agents (usually hydrogen or carbamide peroxide) to break stains into smaller pieces, making them less visible.
Factors include poor oral hygiene, certain foods, tobacco use, dry mouth, infections, systemic diseases, and some medications.
If not removed, plaque hardens into tartar, causing gum inflammation (gingivitis). Without treatment, it can progress to periodontitis, affecting the bone.
Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks, maintain oral hygiene, and consider touch-up treatments as recommended.