About Dental Care
Good oral health is about more than simply keeping your mouth clean; having a healthy smile can also boost confidence and improve your prospects. According to statistics from the Oral Health Foundation, 31% of adults in the UK have tooth decay, and 66% have visible plaque on their teeth.
The first step in making sure you don’t suffer the effects of tooth decay is to ensure you’ve got a good toothbrush to keep plaque and tartar at bay. Here at MyMemory, we stock a range of top-quality electric toothbrushes from big-name brands such as Oral B and Braun.
Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes?
The general consensus from dentists is that yes, electric toothbrushes are better. Rotating brushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes, and can also reduce gum problems such as gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease.
How to use an electric toothbrush
The main thing to remember about using an electric toothbrush is that you shouldn’t move it around the way you would with a manual toothbrush. All you need to do is place the brush head against each tooth individually, and let the brush do the hard work for you!
How often should you replace your toothbrush head?
Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months, but the beauty of an electric toothbrush is that you don’t need to replace the whole brush - only the head. Though the standard is three months, you should replace your brush sooner if the bristles have become frayed, as this can hinder the brush’s ability to properly clean your teeth,
What is an oral irrigator?
If you want a more thorough clean, an oral irrigator (also known as a water flosser) is the perfect appliance for you, as it means you can get a dentist-clean smile from the comfort of your own home. An oral irrigator uses a pulsating stream of water to clean your teeth and under your gum line, effectively removing plaque and debris.
Browse our full range of electric toothbrushes, toothbrush heads, oral irrigators and other dental care products below.