Dentist in IL
WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE
We proudly welcome everyone to our office family, and speak a multitude of
foreign languages such as Polish, Ukrainian, Serbian, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian and more!
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 
847-241-4161
305 E RAND ROAD
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60004
DES PLAINES
847-294-0404
1447 LEE STREET
DES PLAINES, IL 60018
Open Hours
Des Plaines:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
Arlington Heights:
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ELECTRIC VS MANUAL BRUSHES

Electric vs Manual Brushes

There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes.
Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that in general electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes.
Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric brush make the task easier and more effective.
Also, some electric brushes (Sonicare) produce sonic vibrations that are difficult to mimic with a hand brush!
Other electric brushes like Oral-B and Rotadent have small heads that help you access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This aspect is more important when you are talking about someone with orthodontic braces or a history of gum disease.
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