Receding gums frequently are the result of bad oral hygiene. At times, the problem is created by injury or even genetics. Grinding teeth while sleeping (a habit called bruxism) is another reason. Incorrect usage of an electric toothbrush could by itself create fresh problems for first time users.

An electric toothbrush for receding gums is comfortable while being effective at removing dental plaque. Remote crevices between teeth and nooks behind the molar teeth make it hard to reach these areas to remove debris. An electric toothbrush can help clean them thoroughly and effectively.

One important element to keep in mind is that brush heads wear out with constant use. The best toothbrushes allow quick and simple replacement by simply snapping on a new head.

Brush heads come in various sizes to match users with different needs. The same head can be attached to different devices, allowing a level of versatility with your electric toothbrush.

Cross compatibility across a range of brush handles gives the Sonicare brand an edge over some lesser-known competitors.

Electric toothbrush models ship with a particular kind of brush head. However, this doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with the same kind forever. You can switch from one to another depending upon your needs.

Unless you own one of those ancient models, you’ll be able to enjoy brushing your teeth with a range of different replacement heads of your choice. A big advantage of modern electric brushes is that replacement heads are readily interchangeable.

There are other benefits to consider while picking one of the other best electric toothbrush models.

Auto-shut off: For those who are forgetful about turning off the device at the end of a brushing session, this feature can help conserve battery by switching off after you’ve finished cleaning your teeth.

Brush Sync: Newer technology exists to automatically detect the brush head you’ve attached to the handle of the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and allows the other settings to be perfectly matched to it.

Gentler Brushing Modes: Infected or injured gums are sore and over-sensitive. Unless treated promptly, this condition progresses and eventually leads to receding gums. While normal gums are closely attached to the base of your teeth, in diseased gums you’ll notice a separation appear and worsen.

As a consequence, the tight seal between gums and teeth is breached. This allows bacteria and other germs to seep into the gums from debris lodged in the crevices between and behind your teeth. There is also loss of the strength and support offered by gums to the base of teeth.

Better toothbrushes run in gentler Gum Care mode which protects these sensitive teeth and gums from injury.