If you've just had a root canal, you might be wondering whether you can continue using your electric toothbrush.
The short answer is yes - an electric toothbrush is perfectly safe to use after a root canal.
Of course, it's important to be gentle when brushing your teeth after a root canal. But an electric toothbrush can actually help you to brush your teeth more effectively, removing plaque and bacteria more effectively than a manual toothbrush.
This blog post will answer some common questions about using an electric toothbrush after a root canal.
Can an electric toothbrush damage crowns or fillings?
How should you clean your teeth after a root canal?
Keep reading to find out.
Can an electric toothbrush damage crowns?
It is often thought that electric toothbrushes are too powerful and may damage delicate dental work such as crowns.
However, this is not the case.Electric toothbrushes are actually very safe to use on crowns, and can actually be beneficial in helping to keep them clean.
Crowns can become stained and plaque can build up on them just like natural teeth, so it is important to brush them regularly.
KIWIBIRD sonic toothbrush is gentle enough not to damage the crown and effectively removes plaque and bacteria, especially for people with sensitive teeth.
Can an electric toothbrush damage fillings?
The short answer is no, an electric toothbrush cannot damage your fillings.
This is because the bristles of an electric toothbrush are softer than those of a manual toothbrush, and they rotate at a much lower speed.
However, it is still important to be careful when using an electric toothbrush, as you can still damage your teeth if you brush too hard. If you have had a recent filling, it is important to wait until the numbness from the procedure has worn off before using an electric toothbrush.
This is because you may not be able to feel if you are brushing too hard and could damage your teeth.(K5 electric toothbrush with decompression features to avoid brush aggressively)
Once the numbness has gone, start by using a soft-bristled brush head on your electric toothbrush and gradually increase the pressure as you get used to brushing with the device.
How do I clean my teeth after a root canal?
It is important to clean your teeth gently and carefully after a root canal.
You should wait until the numbness from the procedure has worn off before you start brushing. It is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and to start with gentle strokes.
Over time, you can increase the pressure of your brushing. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and water floss at least once a day.
If you have any concerns, speak to your dentist.