Studies have investigated the effectiveness of manual vs electric brushes and found that most patients do better with electric brushes. Electric brushes are also more convenient for most patients and do a better job when brushing time is minimal. However, we believe certain manual brushes can do slightly better when used properly with good technique. Our favorite two options are listed below.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300
Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual brushes. The Sonicare DiamondClean is the best electric toothbrush on the market, incorporating many features to improve proper form and technique. This is especially important to get optimal results. Technique Feedback One of the very unique features of the Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush is its […]
Nimbus® Microfine® Toothbrush
The best manual toothbrush we have ever used is the Nimbus Microfine. It is extremely gentle, yet effective at reaching in-between the teeth and gums to remove plaque, leaving the teeth smooth and clean, and stimulating circulation to the gums. The Nimbus was designed by a periodontist and the intelligent design of the brush is […]
Water flossers such as the Waterpik have been shown to be even more effective than flossing. They are effective in removing plaque from all surfaces of the teeth. They should be used in addition to brushing.
Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser
Recent studies indicate that water flossers combined brushing are more effective than brushing and string flossing! We do not recommend replacing string floss completely, but we have been very impressed with the Waterpik whitening flosser. Dr. Nejad has been using this particular model since Jan 2019 and found it to be at least as effective […]
Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser Refill Tablets
Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser Refill Tablets WT-30 are for use with the Waterpik Whitening Professional Water Flosser. The tablets help deliver precision stain and plaque removal while you Water Floss. Use one tablet daily to restore your natural whiteness and remove stains from hard-to-reach areas, between teeth, and at the gumline that other products miss. […]
Listerine Ultraclean Dental Floss
We really like this floss because it is easy to use and very effective. Listerine Ultraclean dental floss stretches and flexes, sliding easily between teeth for hassle-free cleaning. This tough, shred-resistant dental floss uses Micro-Groove technology to remove plaque. This is much more effective than competing smooth flosses. Flossing removes plaque on teeth that brushing […]