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The Rise of The Electric Toothbrush

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Rise of The Electric Toothbrush

Life is funny nowadays. Not always "ha-ha" funny but more-so funny in the sense that it's often times mind-blowing to sit back and reflect on. Whether you're 25 or 75; I think we can all agree that current day society is changing at the pace of a two year old who just learned how to run (Good luck catching them!). Most recently this topic was brought to mind while talking about how advanced our cell phones have become.  When's the last time you were out and about and were desperately trying to find a payphone?  When's the last time you saw or used a rotary phone (if ever)? Museums show rotary phones as a nostalgic thing of the past. I’m sure payphones will soon join the club if they haven’t already. It's funny.  Funny becuase I remember using them both and it by no means seems like "ages" ago. But it is. It’s literally and figuratively history.  So many things in life have changed..developed..improved or advanced; however you want to view it. Just in the last decade alone; the products we buy have changed form right in front of our eyes.

Like any other product out there, the toothbrush has a history too. Except this product has been in development since around 3500 B.C. That’s A LOT of time to develop something.  Can you imagine what our phones would look like if they’d been around for that long? Or how about our cars? As is, we’ve already got vehicles out there that drive themselves. Tack on a few thousand more years and who knows what we’d be taking our daily commute in. Anyways, back to the topic at hand: THE TOOTHBRUSH! Unfortunately, this product just doesn’t get the glamorous advertisements that the new Iphone 6+ or a BMW might get. None the less; it has changed immensely for the better and if it has gone unnoticed by you; now’s the time to notice.  The modern toothbrush as we know it was invented in the 1930’s. However, the term “toothbrush” itself was coined by a man named Anthony Wood hundreds of years prior in 1690. From there on out it did nothing but continue to improve. Bristles, handles, shapes, and sizes; all being put through rigorous trials. Can you imagine a toothbrush made from hog hair and animal bone?!

Now let’s fast forward 326 years later.

The modern dental debate of toothbrushing: Manual VS. Electric.  I’m here to tell you that all of us here at Parag P. Patel DMD, PC wholeheartedly believe that Electric is the best option for you. Now, keep in mind, we’re not obligated to choose one or the other. There’s no multi-billion dollar company behind us forcing us to promote their product. This belief stems from our genuine concern for the well-being and long-term dental health of our patients and from Dr. Patel’s own personal experience. Since 1999 he has been getting 3 professional cleanings a year and uses an electric toothbrush daily.  It is now seventeen years later and he has yet to have had any new cavities (this is also because he greatly limits any sugar consumption). We certainly understand that in times of financial hardship it may not be an option, but we’re also here to give you options.  A premium electric toothbrush such as the Sonicare Flexcare or Diamond Care toothbrush from Philips retail between $200-$250. We offer those brushes at our wholesale cost which is a $100 discount off of their respective retail prices. We also offer the Sonicare Flexcare for free as a reward for referring patients. This dental investment will pay for itself in the long us or just ask any of our current patients on our Facebook page. More importantly, this electric toothbrush will improve your dental hygiene and help to prevent future dental issues.  Here's just a few of the benefits that come along with choosing an electric toothbrush:

  • 100% more effective at plaque control over manual toothbrushing
  • Helps Improve overall Periodontal Health, effectively improving overall wellness
  • Whitens teeth
  • Helps to eliminate bad breath
  • It does all the work for you!

Dr. Patel, along with his entire team, are here to make sure you and your dental health are always taken care of. If you ever have any questions or concerns; we are here to help. We’re just a call away at (212)688-3472. Happy Brushing Everyone!!

Warmest Regards,
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Parag P. Patel DMD, PC

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