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Which One Is Better, A Manual Toothbrush Or Electric Toothbrush?

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Evan
Which One Is Better, A Manual Toothbrush Or Electric Toothbrush?Brushing your teeth daily and brushing them properly is the foundation of utmost oral health and prevention of dental diseases. The American Dental Association insists that both manual and electric toothbrushes are effective at getting rid of oral biofilm that causes gum disease and prevalent tooth decay. Both sets of toothbrushes have their own benefits.

Electric Toothbrush

Talking of electric toothbrushes, these come with numerous advantages some of which include:

More Effective on Hard-to-Reach Areas

Reviews and studies have indicated that electric toothbrushes, rather than manual toothbrushes, remove plaque and diminish gum disease over time. When you utilize an electric brush to clean your teeth, its oscillating head can effortlessly get to the hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. Also, the head can reach places around the rear of the mouth and in between teeth easily. The brush with vibrating bristles allows for more micro movements whenever you move it across your teeth.

Best for People With Limited Mobility

An electric toothbrush does more of the work, and particularly, the best for kids who should be supervised while brushing until they reach 9 years old. It's also helpful for individuals suffering from limited mobility such as stroke sufferers, arthritis, Parkinson's, Carpal Tunnel, and developmental disabilities.

Manual Toothbrushes

When it comes to manual toothbrushes, they too have their thumb-ups, which include:

Reduced Cost

Manual brushes are obviously cheaper. While electrical brushes have become cheaper over the years, still the difference between the two is like night and day. A new one goes for approximately $30. The replacement heads are equally expensive as well. A manual toothbrush, on the other hand, goes for a paltry under $2 and should be replaced every three months.

Gum Care

It is possible to consciously make efforts to go gently on healing teeth and apply less pressure where appropriate. This prevents irreversible damage to receding gums and tooth enamel.

All brushes have their merits and demerits. Again, everyone's dental patterns are different. As such, it is upon you to choose the one that suits your needs over the other. Visit us or talk to us today and we will help you pick your most appropriate toothbrush.

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