Can Electric Toothbrush Remove Plaque?
Brushing is something that every one of us has to do every day, but many people don't clean their teeth, especially when using a manual toothbrush.
If the tooth brush is not clean, bacteria will remain in the mouth and teeth or in the teeth, causing various oral diseases, one of which is plaque.
What is Plaque?
Plaque is a sticky substance on the teeth that contains bacteria. Plaque builds up over the course of the day. Whilst some bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some are harmful to your gum health, and this is why not removing plaque causes gingivitis (gum disease) and dental decay.
Over time, if the teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, the plaque is not removed. The plaque builds up and the bacteria in it produce acids which irritates your gums. This can lead to redness with bleeding, swelling and tenderness.
This is the early stages of a condition called gingivitis, or as it might more commonly known, gum disease.
The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can also soften the outermost surface of your tooth, eventually leading to holes in your teeth – dental decay.
Here is A Research Experiment Showing:
The evidence produced showed benefits in using a powered toothbrush when compared with a manual toothbrush. There was an 11% reduction in plaque at one to three months of use, and a 21% reduction in plaque when assessed after three months of use. For gingivitis, there was a 6% reduction at one to three months of use and an 11% reduction when assessed after three months of use.
It might not be 100%, but the truth of the matter is, electric toothbrushes will remove more plaque which leads to healthier teeth, healthier gums and a healthier you.
Therefore, electric toothbrushes can indeed remove plaque.