Toothbrush: Manual vs Electric | Blog

Benefits & effectiveness of the electric toothbrush

  • The electric toothbrush allows you to get the same results without having to brush harder, making it less likely to injure your gums or inner cheeks.
  • If you have arthritis or a cognitive impairment, the electric toothbrush is much easier to handle.  Giving your wrist and elbow joints less physical work to provide to brushing.
  • Most electric toothbrushes have rotating heads that move in opposite directions, allowing more plaque and tartar to be removed.
  • No matter what your dominant hand is, the electric toothbrush moves across the teeth the same way making it a more effective cleaning instrument.
  • A smaller head size of an electric toothbrush also gives it an advantage over a manual toothbrush, making it easier to get in the hard to reach areas where food can hide.
  • Tooth enamel becomes discolored when plaque builds up on the tooth, leading to decay.  Using an electric toothbrush will keep your enamel healthier and help prevent tooth decay.
  • Many patients claim once they have tried an electric toothbrush they would never go back to a manual brush for it does not give them the same results.

Modern day electric toothbrushes are very easy to use, if you dislike brushing your teeth an electric toothbrush is a great option, talk to your dentist to see which brush would fit your needs!

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