Oral B Toothbrush Standard
Although there are many good electric toothbrushes on the market, Dr. Wenzel does prefer the Oral B for the round brush head shape. She feels the shape matches the shape of the gumline on teeth so it cleans off plaque better at those gumlines. Electric toothbrushes work well for all people, and especially those who have issues with dexterity or arthritis in their hands. There is a timer built in so that you can be sure you are brushing the full two minutes. If you’re the type of person that brushes too hard – this brush will buzz at you to alert you to brush softer. Electric toothbrushes are easier to use than a manual toothbrush because you don’t have to use a brushing back-and-forth motion. All you need to do is place the brush on each surface of your teeth for about 2 seconds and move onto the next surface. Make sure you get the cheek-side surface, the top surface, and the tongue side surface of all teeth. We like the soft brush heads and give them away at cleanings if you have an Oral B toothbrush. We do not recommend the “flossing action” brush heads as the plastic bits on these heads can hurt gums and do not replace flossing. The link below is the basic brush that we also carry in-office at a price of $60 if you would like to take one home after your appointment, otherwise see the link below. If you don’t like the Oral B electric toothbrushes, Sonicare is a good alternative.
Great for: All People with Teeth; Trouble Brushing Full 2 Minutes; Problems with Brushing Too Hard; Dexterity Issues or Arthritis in Hands; Want a Basic Brush with No Frills