If you have sensitive gums, you may be wondering whether you can even use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth. The answer is “yes.” However, you have to do your research and be selective about which electric toothbrush you choose. There are some electric toothbrushes that are simply not designed for sensitive gums and can lead to pain and discomfort.
Here at River Run Dental, we are strong advocates of the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 because it’s focused on gum health. It has a variety of features that are ideal for sensitive gums and can keep them in tip-top shape.
The vibrations of this toothbrush deliver plaque-fighting foam and bubbles. The bubbles often move around the gums and gentler than cleaning the gums with the bristles of a manual toothbrush. The Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 features three modes of brushing. While the standard mode is for daily cleaning, the white mode is for brightening and gum care mode is for cleaning gums. You can expect the gum care mode to gently massage your gums for about a minute once you’re done brushing your teeth.
If you have sensitive gums as a result of aggressive brushing, you’ll be pleased to learn that this toothbrush comes with a pressure sensor. The sensor will help you brush without pressure and allow the vibrations and bubbles to handle most of the heavy lifting while you’re brushing your teeth.
To remind you to replace the brush head every so often, the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 features a BrushSync Replacement Reminder. If you travel frequently for work or pleasure, you’ll love the travel case that’s included with this brush.
Schedule an Appointment at River Run Dental
For more information on the best electric toothbrush for adults with sensitive gums, schedule an appointment at our Richmond, VA office. We can recommend the ideal electric toothbrush for you. Call us at (804) 262-1060 today. We look forward to hearing from you!