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Is an Electric Toothbrush Better Than a Manual One?

Brushing your teeth is the first step in great oral care. However, people often wonder if they should splurge and buy an electric toothbrush because it does a better job.

We’re going to set the record straight.

Both electric and manual toothbrushes have their own benefits.

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrush bristles rotate to help you remove plaque buildup from your teeth and gums. The vibration allows for more micro-movements across your teeth.

An electric toothbrush does most of the work for you! They’re even helpful for people with carpal tunnel, arthritis, and developmental disabilities.

An Oral-B electric toothbrush has four modes: deep cleaning, whitening, sensitivity, and tongue cleaning. The rotation oscillation keeps your mouth healthier, removes 100% more plaque along the gum line, and breaks up plaque and rotates to clear it away. The pressure sensors even notify you if you’re using too much force while brushing.

Overall, an electric toothbrush is a great investment. Kids like it and it’s safe for your gums!

Manual Toothbrushes

As far as a manual toothbrush, those are inexpensive and can be found at just about any store. The only downside is people tend to brush too hard with a manual toothbrush. They don’t know how long they’re brushing and if they got everything.

Manual toothbrushes come in a variety of styles, heads, and bristles. People like them because they’re easy to take on trips and they don’t need to bring the charger for their electric one.

How to Choose a Good Toothbrush

To qualify for the American Dental Association’s coveted seal of acceptance, a toothbrush must show:

  • That it’s safe to use within your mouth.
  • Bristles will not fall out.
  • Bristles do not include jagged or sharp edges.
  • It can be used by children without adult supervision.
  • It can reduce the risk of gum disease and plaque.

It’s better to own a toothbrush than not at all! If you want to spend the extra money, consider an electric toothbrush. If you’re satisfied with the results of your manual toothbrush, that works too. Both manual and electric toothbrush products have received ADA Seals.

For any additional questions, contact your local dentist. They can help you determine the right brush for maximum results.

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