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Emergency Dental of Nashville

615-279-6911

15576 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37211

Open Hours

Sun: 9AM-9PM
Mon: 12PM-9PM
Tue: 12PM-9PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5PM-9PM
Fri: 12PM-9PM
Sat: 9AM-9PM

615-279-6911

15576 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37211

Open Hours

Sun: 9AM-9PM
Mon: 12PM-9PM
Tue: 12PM-9PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5PM-9PM
Fri: 12PM-9PM
Sat: 9AM-9PM

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

A review of studies displayed that, in general, electric toothbrushes do decrease more plaque and gingivitis than manual toothbrushes. After three months of use, plaque was reduced by 21 percent and gingivitis by 11 percent. One study found that people were more likely to brush too hard if they used a manual toothbrush opposed to an electric. Brushing too hard can hurt your gums and teeth.

So should everyone pitch their faithful manual brush? No! The majority of our patients have adequate home care with traditional manual toothbrushes. Manual toothbrushes have been around for a long time. While they don’t have the bells and whistles found in many electric toothbrushes, they are still an effective tool for cleaning your teeth and preventing gingivitis. If you’re most comfortable sticking to with a manual toothbrush, continue to use one if it means you’ll brush twice per day, every day.

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