40 per cent of Canadians* say the smile is the most important physical attribute when determining physical attraction. Interesting.
So, why is it then, that a mere 30 per cent of Canadians* follow the dentist-recommended at-home oral care routine (flossing, brushing and rinsing)? Healthy teeth and gums = a good-looking smile, people!
The foundation of a great at-home oral care routine is brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day. And what we’ve learnt is that electric toothbrushes are going to do a waaaay better job at cleaning your teeth than your typical manual one. Electric toothbrushes make brushing easier, as they provide the cleaning action for you – moving thousands of times per minute. With a manual brush, you do all the work. An Oral-B oscillating/rotating electric toothbrush can help remove up to 100 per cent more plaque and reduce gingivitis more effectively than a standard manual toothbrush.
Not sold on using an electric toothbrush? Our Editor, Lesley Ellen is a dedicated manual toothbrush user and will test drive the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 electric toothbrush – so stay tuned for her review.
In the meantime, you’ve gotta check out the Oral-B Canada Facebook page as it is a really great resource for all oral health information. And, Dr. Janet Tamo, the consulting dentist to Crest and Oral-B is going to be doing a live Q&A at the beginning of June via the Facebook page.
Do you use an electric or manual toothbrush? Tell us!
*statistics from the third annual Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile Survey.