Increasing emphasis is now placed on preventing dental disease from occurring. A number of different approaches, techniques and dental personnel are involved with this.
Tooth brushing is an essential way of controlling the two main aspects of dental disease; gum disease and tooth decay. As well as the additional brushing techniques listed below, patients have the choice of manual or electric tooth brushing. A number of studies have confirmed that the use of an electric toothbrush usually results in better cleaning. Not all electric toothbrushes are the same and it is a good idea to discuss the various options with your dentist or hygienist.