Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry
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Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

Hey, my name is Shelly Katalgo. My love for sedation dentistry started in high school. My best friend had a severe fear of going to the dentist and I wanted to help her feel better about it. Although I always enjoyed my dental visits, I felt bad that she struggled so much with going to hers. My parents taught me about sedation dentistry and I instantly dreamed of becoming a dental professional. I wanted to help kids like my friend stay fear free throughout their appointments by using gentle techniques and professional medications. Although I opted to follow a different career path, my passion for dentistry remained throughout the years. I will update my site with developments in this industry as soon as they are reported. I will also discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry in detail. Thanks for visiting. I hope you come back soon.


Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

Considering An Electric Toothbrush? 3 Considerations Before You Buy

Franklin Steward

For many people, an electric toothbrush is a great way to augment or improve their oral health regime. But not all electric toothbrushes are equally good--nor are electric toothbrushes the right choice for everybody. If you have been considering switching over to an electric toothbrush, read on. This article will arm you with three important pieces of information.

Select a rotation-oscillation brush.

The newest fad in electric toothbrushes are sonic and ultra-sonic brushes. Such brushes, the advertisements claim, are capable of delivering an unparalleled cleaning experience by vibrating at extremely high speeds. What they often forget to mention is that speed is only one among many factors in a good electric brush. Perhaps more important than the speed is the direction of the brush's movement.

A rotation-oscillation toothbrush has a special head designed to undergo rotation in not just one but two directions. This greatly increases the effectiveness of the brush. Recent studies have even shown that brushes with rotation-oscillation heads are much more adept than sonic brushes at reducing gingivitis levels in the mouth.

Purchase a model that uses solid brush heads.

Just as important as how well an electric toothbrush cleans your teeth is how easy it is to keep the toothbrush itself clean. A poorly designed brush will allow more bacteria to build up—and make it harder to remove. Certain models of electric toothbrush, unfortunately, run a much greater risk of bacterial growth.

The principal problem area is the detachable head of the brush. Toothbrushes that use hollow heads are much more problematic. Solid heads, on the other hand, retain significantly lower amounts of bacteria. Because the packaging doesn't always contain this information, be sure to physically inspect a particular model before you purchase it.

Stick with a manual brush if you have a heart condition.

There's no denying that an electric toothbrush offers an easy and highly effective way to reduce the levels of plaque, gingivitis, and other unwanted bacteria in your mouth. In addition, they are a gentle option for those who tend to brush too hard with a manual brush. Yet recent studies have uncovered one unanticipated drawback of electric brushes, which it seems are capable of increasing bacteria levels in the bloodstream.

For those with good cardiovascular health and a strong immune system, this does not represent anything to be too worried about. Yet those with heart conditions should exercise more caution. Until future research is able to prove otherwise, elevated bacteria levels in the blood may increase the risk of developing infections in the heart. 

If you have questions about what type of brush is best for you, contact a dental office like Centre Family Dentistry.