Electronic Toothbrush or Manual?

Electronic Toothbrush or Manual… Which One is Better?


So it’s been three months and it’s time to switch to a new toothbrush, the only problem is, do you stick to a manual or change to the well talked about electric? Technological advancements and inventions aim to make life easier and more efficient, however, that doesn’t mean we blindly embrace all new things.electric or manual toothbrush

Brushing our teeth is the best way to prevent oral health problems and so thinking about the right toothbrush is important.


The Features

Both types of toothbrushes do their job so long as they are used properly. Manual toothbrushes have more variety, with different sized heads, the softness or hardness of bristles and the option of a tongue cleaner are all great things to be able to choose and allow you to pick what’s best and comfortable for you. And an added bonus is that they are usually more affordable!

However, the electronic toothbrushes have been created with an ‘ideal’ head shape and size. The round shape and small size allow the oscillating action to get around your mouth to all your teeth much more efficiently.

The way it moves in your mouth makes for maximum cleaning and can even help with surface stains. While they are pricier than the standard toothbrush, they do a lot of the work for you and cover more surface area.


The Negatives

toothbrush guideWhen brushing, a lot of people put in extra force which can result in damages to the gums. The gum line is where plaque usually begins so it is important to brush that area but too much force can be harmful.

Most electric toothbrushes have built-in sensors to alert you when you apply unnecessary force and their vibrating action ensures that the cleaning is done even without you applying pressure.


Final Verdict

As long as you’ve got a good oral hygiene routine that involves brushing, flossing and regular check-ups, the toothbrush involved is a personal choice, depending on what you want and need!

Note: Battery Powered toothbrushes are different to the rechargeable kind and offer less power and efficiency. This blog refers to Rechargeable electric toothbrushes.

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