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What type of toothbrush do you recommend?

Electronic and normal toothbrushes A manual toothbrush is just as effective as an electric brush when used correctly, but for many people, it is more difficult to use than an electric toothbrush, which means they may not be able to achieve the same result.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrush

For many people, we recommend an electric toothbrush as a low-cost preventative measure. We offer affordable electric toothbrushes here at Ackerman Family Dentistry based on your needs, and we can also recommend varieties you may be interested in trying from any third party, such as Amazon or Costco.

An electric toothbrush does the work of brushing for you with amenities such as alerts if you are pressing too hard, and two minutes timed sessions to ensure that you are brushing long enough to be effective. 

Proper Brushing Techniques

If an electric toothbrush is not in your budget, it is essential to ensure that you are using proper techniques for both brushing and flossing your teeth. Otherwise, you may not be effectively removing the plaque buildup that can cause tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you are unsure of the right way to brush and floss your teeth, your Boise dental hygienist would be happy to demonstrate for you at your next preventive cleaning and checkup appointment.

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To our valued patients, we wanted to communicate to you the efforts we have been making to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Our highest priority is the health and well being of our patients, employees, and our community, and it is with these priorities in mind that we have created several new protocols. In addition to our standard disinfection and sterilization, we will be doing the following:
  • We are screening patients over the phone for symptoms or exposure, taking patients' temperatures, and having patients use hand sanitizer upon entering the office.
  • We will be scheduling extra time for each appointment for thorough office sanitation and to promote proper social distancing.
  • We ask that patients use a pre-procedural rinse which will eliminate a majority of bacteria and viruses prior to treatment.
  • All public areas will be disinfected routinely throughout the day, and all surfaces are treated daily with a 24hr treatment that eliminates bacteria and enveloped viruses (such as COVID-19)
  • The air in treatment and hygiene rooms is being filtered with HEPA air filtration units throughout the day.
  • We are limiting the use of the waiting room to ensure proper social distancing and patients are welcome to wait in their car if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks when interacting with patients.

We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as needed, and we hope to keep everyone healthy and safe through this trying period, and moving forward.