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Elevate Your Smile With an Electric Toothbrush

In an era dominated by technology, the electric toothbrush has emerged as a game-changer for dental care. When used correctly, it can elevate the experience of brushing, making it not only easier but also much more effective. With this in mind, Millie Bevan shares invaluable insight into how to make the most of using of an electric toothbrush.

It's a common misconception that everyone knows how to use both manual and electric toothbrushes. Sadly, this often results in improper brushing techniques, increasing the risk of gum disease and dental decay. Such issues can be both painful and costly.
The electric toothbrush, especially those in Kent Oral Care's Sonik range, is increasingly gaining traction. They efficiently reduce damaging plaque and bacteria levels, effectively lowering disease risks.

If you're thinking about a switch to an electric toothbrush or, perhaps, you already own one and need guidance, the following hints and tips are designed to support your efforts.

THE 30-MINUTE RULE AFTER EATING
  • Acids spike in the mouth after eating, and so brushing during this period might increase tooth tissue damage.
  • It's sensible to wait approximately 30 minutes after eating, which allows mouth acids the time to be neutralised by saliva, before diving into your brushing session with your electric toothbrush.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CHARGED TOOTHBRUSH
It sounds basic, yet many forget this step.
  • A charged toothbrush ensures uninterrupted brushing. So, always keep your toothbrush charged and ready for action.
  • Once fully charged, each Kent Oral Care Sonik toothbrush lasts for 45 days, with a super-fast charging time of only two hours!

PICKING THE RIGHT TOOTHPASTE
  • For an optimal brushing experience, use a fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Look for a label on toothpastes that shows there is a level of 1,350 to 1,500ppmF.
  • A pea-sized blob is sufficient for each brushing session.

TIME YOUR BRUSH RIGHT
Twice daily, morning and night, dedicate at least two minutes for a thorough clean.

BRUSH WITH THE QUADRANT TECHNIQUE
  • To ensure every corner of your mouth gets equal attention, mentally divide it into four sections: upper right, upper left, lower left, and lower right.
  • Spend 30 seconds on each, starting from the upper right and moving clockwise.

GENTLE IS THE WAY TO GO
A light touch is sufficient with electric toothbrushes.
Overbrushing can be damaging for both the gums and tooth surfaces.

THE 45-DEGREE RULE
  • Angle your toothbrush head 45 degrees towards the gum line.
  • With gentle side-to-side movements, ensure you cover both inner and outer surfaces of each tooth.
  • Don't forget to give some extra care to the biting surfaces, as they are more at risk of decay due to the likelihood of food getting trapped there.

SPIT, DON'T RINSE WITH WATER
Once done, simply spit out the toothpaste. Avoid rinsing with water to let the fluoride continue its work.

DON'T NEGLECT THE TONGUE
Use your electric toothbrush to clean the tongue's surface, ensuring fresher breath and reduced bacteria.

REGULAR HEAD REPLACEMENTS ARE KEY
Every three months, make it a point to change the toothbrush head, ensuring the most effective clean and minimising bacterial build-up.
With the Kent Sonik range, users can sign up to a one-month, two-month, or three-month subscription. So, you can forget about when to change your toothbrush head. It will arrive through the post at intervals that suit you.

CONCLUSION
Brushing our teeth has been transformed by advancements like the electric toothbrush, such as the models in Kent Oral Care's Sonik toothbrush range.
By incorporating these invaluable hints and tips into your brushing routine, not only can you elevate your dental care experience but also significantly reduce the risk of dental problems.
Put a smile on your face with Kent's Sonik toothbrush.

WRITTEN BY Millie Bevan Dental Therapist
@millie_dentaltherapist | Learn more about Millie here
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