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Are you using the right kind of toothbrush? Many people find themselves not quite sure. That is why, our team here at Washington Dental Group in , Washington, is happy to talk to you about choosing a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush.

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

Electric toothbrushes are also easy to use. With the press of a small button, the bristles move for you as you gently move it around your teeth in your mouth. Most 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 and beautiful.

Basically, the important thing to remember is any toothbrush is better than no toothbrush at all. That is why Dr. Yong Park encourages you to brush to keep your oral health in excellent condition. Both types 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 exam or cleaning, please call us today at 1-800-823-0830 to set up an appointment. Our oral health care experts stand ready to take your call.