Many of the patients referred to our practice have some form of gum disease. Gum disease affects 4 out 5 adult Americans. There are many different types of gum disease and choosing the right brush can help reduce your risk for the type of gum disease you are prone to getting.
Gingivitis, or bleeding of the gums, is typically related to bacteria setting off a chronic inflammatory condition. It may get worse with stress, a compromised immune response or during hormonal changes. Gingivitis typically starts in between the teeth if the plaque is not being removed on a daily basis.
Gum recession usually happens when the patient has thin and vulnerable gum tissue and the volume is lost over time, usually from being overly aggressive with the toothbrush. It results in the tooth looking like it’s too long.
For reducing the risk of both of these conditions, we love the Braun Oral B Power Brush.
Here are the features we think are great:
The Power Tip Attachment
For patients who are prone to gingivitis and who have a difficult time flossing, the Oral B has a unique attachment called a Power Tip that effectively removes plaque in between the teeth and stimulates blood flow to the area.
An Oscillating Motion
The Oral B has a unique oscillating motion that effectively removes plaque without damaging the fragile gum tissue. It can be likened to the oscillating saw that orthopedic surgeons use to remove a caste without hurting the skin. And the brush head is small enough to follow the rounded contours of the teeth for better plaque removal.