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Your Diet Can Impact Your Oral Health

Have you ever wondered why you have a higher decay rate or why your enamel is “thinning” out? Your diet can have a great amount of impact on your oral health! Crazy lifestyles , fad diets , trendy supplements, large amounts of sugar and fast food can have many consequences that follow. Poor diets can contribute to decay and gum disease as well. The production of acids within your oral cavity are increased by foods and drinks high is sugars and starches which can erode and weaken the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) which allows the bacteria involved in decay to penetrate the enamel and dentin layers easier and quicker. Being aware of the ingredients in the different foods and drinks your consuming can help improve your oral health limiting the consumption of food and drinks that container sugar and starches.

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Is it better to use an Electric or Manual Toothbursh?

Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral health and prevention. While both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing bacteria that cause decay and disease Electric toothbrushes provide superior bacterial removal when compared to manual toothbrushes. They provide up to 30,000 strokes per minute compared 60-100 strokes per minute when using a manual toothbrush.

In a clinical comparison of the efficacy of Sonicare toothbrushes vs Oral B electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes, the study demonstrated that long-term use of the electric toothbrushes improved periodontal health in adults.

In this clinical study Sonicare Toothbrushes reduced inflammation by 31.9% compared to Oral B electric toothbrush at 18.1%.

Electric toothbrushes also offer ease of use and offer technology and features that help to improve your brushing habits as well.