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During the holidays, we often indulge with tasty sweet treats and desserts at parties and celebrations. Yet, as most know, sugar has a significant role in tooth decay. This year, consider giving an electric toothbrush as a gift, even a gift to yourself!

There are many benefits to using an electric toothbrush:

-Effectively removes more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

-Loosens food particles and plaque, while gently massaging the gums.

-Cleans teeth in a more consistent manner-leaving teeth feeling like your hygienist just cleaned them.

-Helps stop bad breath.

-Reduces gingivitis.

With numerous styles of electric toothbrushes available, talk with your family dentist about their recommendation to help you find the perfect one. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has approved many styles which can be found on its website: ADA.org/Seal. The ADA gives the seal of approval for products it deems safe and effective in the removal of plaque and the reduction and prevention of gingivitis.

Children especially benefit from an electric toothbrush-the buzzing, vibrating novelty aids in kids' tolerance of parents helping them brush or brushing themselves. And like manual counterpart, many kid-friendly electric toothbrushes feature popular cartoon characters. With an electric toothbrush, many kids look forward to brushing their teeth, which helps set proper oral hygiene routines.

At Gates Family Dentistry, we are giving away four electric tooth brushes this December to new and established patients. Call to schedule a dental cleaning today and we can talk further about the benefits of an electric toothbrush.

Gates Family Dentistry

29990 Town Center Loop W

Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-2110

www.gatesdentistrywilsonville.com

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