Technology Overload May Benefit Your Health
Are you completely baffled by all the new technology these days? Between your grandchildren teaching you how to download the video of their ballet recitals and soccer games and introducing you to the well beloved iPad, you probably don’t have time for any more technology sessions. This session will be just a bit different because the new technology being introduced by the large toothpaste and toothbrush companies could be beneficial to your oral health. Power toothbrushes are adding more and more novel features to make your nightly bushing experience much more enjoyable. Here are the 3 most beneficial developments: - Timers: Timers are now added to many power toothbrushes. Many people don’t brush their teeth for the recommended 2 minutes. 30 seconds should be dedicated to each quadrant of your mouth and toothbrushes now have alerts to tell you to move to the next area. - Pressure Indicators:While you want to brush hard enough to clean off that plaque, you don’t want to brush too hard. Too much pressure will erode your gums and could cause bleeding. These indicators tell you when you have just enough pressure. - Brushing Mode: Many power tooth brushes now have several modes for you to take advantage of. Some may include soft (for sensitive teeth) and massage (for your gums). Make sure to check the modes and choose for your needs. Now that we’ve finished up our tech session, I would like to pose a question to you all. Do you think these upgrade will help your oral health? Will they make your daily brush sessions more enjoyable or effective? Let us know in the comments below!