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Are you wondering if it’s time to upgrade your toothbrush? If so, you are not alone. Thanks to modern advances in technology, having an electric toothbrush is now an option you can have at home. However, how can you know which toothbrush is right for you? Here at Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS in Everett, Washington, our team of professionals takes pride in giving you the answers to your oral health questions you need to keep your smile in tip-top shape. That is why we are going to talk to you about having a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush.

Manual toothbrushes are the traditional toothbrushes you can use to brush your teeth. Choosing a manual toothbrush with soft bristles can help clean your teeth well when used properly. Using your hand to brush back and forth or up and down is safe and effective to use for removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth.

Electric toothbrushes are for many easier to use. With the press of a button, the bristles move for you as you gently move it around your teeth in your mouth. Many of them have a timer you can use to mark when two minutes have passed, so you know you have brushed long enough. This toothbrush is also highly effective at keeping your smile clean.

In the end, the important thing to remember is any toothbrush is better than no toothbrush at all. That is why Dr. Jeff Tufarolo encourages you to brush to keep your oral health in excellent condition. Both kinds of toothbrushes can get the job done if you only keep the twice a day habit and use them. If you would like to learn more or come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 425-405-6400 to set up an appointment. Our oral health care experts are proud to assist you in any way we can.