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Emergency Dental of Detroit

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313-579-0911

12415 E. Twelve Mile Rd. Suite #2
Warren, MI 48093

Open Hours

Sun 9AM-9PM
Mon 10AM-7PM
Tue & Wed 9AM-6PM
Thur 9AM-9PM
Fri 9AM-6PM
Sat 9AM-9PM

313-579-0911

12415 E. Twelve Mile Rd. Suite #2 Warren, MI 48093

Open Hours

Sun: 9am-9pm
Mon: 10am-7pm
Tue: 9am-6pm
Wed: 9am-6pm
Thurs: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9am-9pm

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

A review of studies displayed that, in general, electric toothbrushes do decrease more plaque and gingivitis than manual toothbrushes. After three months of use, plaque was reduced by 21 percent and gingivitis by 11 percent. One study found that people were more likely to brush too hard if they used a manual toothbrush opposed to an electric. Brushing too hard can hurt your gums and teeth.

So should everyone pitch their faithful manual brush? No! The majority of our patients have adequate home care with traditional manual toothbrushes. Manual toothbrushes have been around for a long time. While they don’t have the bells and whistles found in many electric toothbrushes, they are still an effective tool for cleaning your teeth and preventing gingivitis. If you’re most comfortable sticking to with a manual toothbrush, continue to use one if it means you’ll brush twice per day, every day.