As something we do every day, twice a day, you want to be sure that you are brushing your teeth the best way. Continue reading to discover if electric toothbrushes are really better than manual toothbrushes based on the pros and cons of each.
Electric Toothbrush Pros
Remove plaque more effectively: An electric toothbrush decreases more plaque and gingivitis than a manual toothbrush according to a consumer report. Electronic toothbrushes remove 21% more plaque than manual brushes.
Easy use: Electric toothbrushes do the work for you and as long as you are angling the brush head correctly, the brush will clean the teeth for you. This can be helpful for those who have limited mobility as well. Plus, it makes it fun for kids.
Timers: A feature that some electric toothbrushes offer is a built-in timer that can help users brush their teeth the proper amount of time to remove plaque from their teeth and gums.
Electric Toothbrush Cons
Cost: Compared to a manual toothbrush, the cost of an electric toothbrush can add up. These toothbrushes can range from $20 to $200. Plus, let’s not forget that you will have to replace the brush head every couple of months.
Vibration feeling: Not everyone appreciates the vibrating feeling of an electric toothbrush.
Space: Not everyone has the space to give their electric toothbrush a home where it can stand on the sink in a permanent spot. The size of an electric toothbrush may be troublesome for someone who travels often as well. Traveling with a larger electric toothbrush, plus all of the gadgets they come with can become tedious.
Manual Toothbrush Pros
Affordability: Manuel toothbrushes are very affordable and they are extremely accessible. You’ll likely receive one at your 6-month checkup with your dentist.
Results: As long as you are angling the brush head correctly and following your dentist’s recommendations, you will receive the same great results as long as you are brushing twice per day, every day.
Manual Toothbrush Cons
Brushing too hard: A Springer Study found that people with manual toothbrushes were more likely to brush too hard versus electric toothbrush users. This can damage your gums and teeth.
More work: You will need to put in a little more work to generate a circular and bath and forth motion that is necessary to get a proper clean for your teeth and gums.
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