From time-to-time, Dr. Pamela Marzban, a dentist with years of experience helping the people of the Fairfax Station area achieve their dental goals, recommends patients purchase a mechanical or electrical toothbrush.

These toothbrushes aren’t right for everyone, but many patients find that a mechanical toothbrush greatly eases the brushing routine.

Our dentist will tell you what specific features to look for, but you should keep a few factors in mind while shopping:

  • Size: You want a toothbrush with a head that is large enough to let you reach all areas of all your teeth. Look for something about a half-inch wide and an inch tall. These heads should also be easily replaceable.
  • Safety: Find a mechanical toothbrush with the American Dental Association seal of approval. This is a sign that the toothbrush you are purchasing is found safe and effective by dentists.
  • Comfort: If you’re worried about discomfort from a heavily oscillating mechanical toothbrush head, find a toothbrush with different settings. Many mechanical toothbrushes can be adjusted to a softer setting for more sensitive teeth and gums.

Even with a mechanical toothbrush you must maintain your dentist’s recommendations for sound oral hygiene. Brush twice a day and floss regularly.

If you’re a resident of the Fairfax Station, Virginia area and you’re looking to learn more about the details of mechanical toothbrushes, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS today.