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Does Your Toothbrush Need an Upgrade? Gainesville, GA
Gainesville GA General Dentist

Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you own. It is what helps you keep your teeth and gums clean, which in turn protects the health of your body. Therefore, it is critical that you pay attention to your toothbrush and know when it needs to be replaced – or upgraded!

Manual Vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Are you using a manual toothbrush? You are not alone. This is the version that most Americans rely on to clean their teeth. While manual toothbrushes can certainly get the job done, you may be someone who could really benefit from a “powered up” version. An electric toothbrush offers remarkable efficiency compared to a manual toothbrush. For example, the average person can produce around 200 strokes per minute with a manual toothbrush, but an electric toothbrush can generate up to 30,000 strokes per minute!

Advantages of an Electric Toothbrush

Beyond efficiency, the electric toothbrush requires the least amount of work on your part. By simply placing the head of the toothbrush (with toothpaste) on the surfaces of your teeth, the auto-powered spinning bristles go to work and clear away food debris, plaque and other unwanted substances from your teeth and gums.

Is an Electric Toothbrush Better For You?

While an electric toothbrush is available to all patients, there are certain groups of people that can greatly benefit from a toothbrush that delivers maximum effectiveness with minimal effort and coordination. To help you confirm or deny your powered toothbrush investment, ask yourself the following questions?

Are you a lazy brusher? If you consider yourself lackadaisical in your oral hygiene routine or you tend to be really tired at night when you do the job, an electric toothbrush could be your best option.

Are you an aggressive brusher? It is not uncommon for some patients to be too forceful in their brushing efforts, which can cause manual toothbrush bristles to fray prematurely as well as produce enamel damage and receding gums. An electric toothbrush can help you manage the force of your brushing strokes so that you don’t do more harm than good.

Are you a novice brusher? Electric toothbrushes can be ideal for small children who are learning to brush on their own and don’t have the dexterity and coordination to brush well.

Are you an elderly brusher? Just like young kids, aging adults can experience challenges in dexterity that make brushing difficult. Since electric toothbrushes don’t require strong eyesight or hand dexterity, they are an excellent solution for aging adults.

Need More Brushing Tips?

The amount of oral care products on the market can be overwhelming. At Gainesville Dental Group, we always welcome your questions and curiosities as it pertains to your dental care routine at home. We are happy to recommend an ADA-approved toothbrush and other dental care products that can improve your oral hygiene efforts and boost your smile health between office visits.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.