Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations
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Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!

Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

3 Ways an Electric Toothbrush Can Help Prevent Tooth Yellowing

Isobel Berry

If you love white teeth and a bright smile, yellow and stained teeth can be a complete turn-off. There are many factors that cause yellow teeth, from the food you eat to practicing poor dental hygiene. Therefore, it's a daily battle to keep the germs and bacteria out of your mouth.

An electric toothbrush can help you fight against bacteria and other elements that cause teeth to gradually become yellow. But when pursuing white teeth, why should you keep your manual toothbrush to the side and replace it with an electric one? Read on to find out.

1. They're better at removing plaque

Plaque is a type of bacteria that accumulates inside your mouth after you eat various foods. It is a leading cause of tooth yellowing and can affect your smile over time. Regular brushing reduces the amount of plaque that can accumulate on your teeth and gums. However, a manual toothbrush is often limited in its ability to reach between your teeth and gums. This can create hidden spots where plaque accumulates and causes tooth decay over time.

With an electric toothbrush, you can remove much more plaque than a normal toothbrush would allow. This is because electric toothbrushes are designed to rotate off the handle and to remove plaque that's hidden deep inside your mouth. Think of it as a drill bit that rotates and removes all the impurities on the surface of a rock.

2. They can be modified to fit your teeth and mouth

Many manual toothbrushes are of the same size, with the only difference being how hard the bristles are. An electric toothbrush can be designed to fit many different mouth and teeth structures, primarily because you can vary the size of the rotating head.

You can also use different cleaning modes that include a deep cleaning option, a whitening option, and a tongue cleaning option. With a precise fit and an accompanying cleaning mode, stubborn stains that make your teeth yellow will be removed and your smile will be restored.

3. No more aching shoulders

Are you tired of thoroughly moving a toothbrush back and forth in your mouth? With an electric toothbrush, you can let technology do the work for you. The rotating head automatically moves at a steady pace and breaks up piles of plaque that may accumulate on or behind your teeth. You can also place the toothbrush on your gums to further remove plaque and food debris. This smooth and effortless brushing motion will keep your teeth cleaner, whiter, and stronger for a long time to come.

Talk to your dentist if you have more questions about how an electric toothbrush can help you.