With the increase in popularity of the Electric toothbrush as of late, one can begin to question what all the hype is about, and which really is the best to clean your teeth with. We will take a look at both and review the pros and cons of each method. The final decision however lies with you, the best way to pick what is more appropriate for your needs is to see which one fits best with you and your lifestyle.
The manual toothbrush has been around for some time now and has a great record of getting the job done. So now that technology has broken into the toothbrush market by introducing the electric version, what makes the manual brush so special?
The manual toothbrush is the least expensive option and is available almost everywhere. In fact this is the type of toothbrushes most dentists give out.
- Much Easier to Travel With
A manual toothbrush is not as bulky as its electric counterpart. When you travel on vacation a manual toothbrush is easier to pack and fits much more appropriately into your suitcase. You are less likely to skip out on your oral habits while you are on vacation when you are able to pack your toothbrush.
- Decrease in pressure on gums and teeth
When you are in control you can determine how much pressure you are putting on your teeth. However if you are using an electric toothbrush more than likely you are placing too much pressure on teeth which can cause enamel to break away and leave you more susceptible to tooth decay.
- Great choice for children
- Even young children who are just starting to learn to handle their oral cleaning habits can use a manual tooth brush easier and more efficiently.
The electric toothbrush is seen as a great new tool in our oral health care. Many people benefit greatly from an electric toothbrush and many dentists agree that it cleans more efficiently than its manual counterpart. But what are some of the real pros about the electric toothbrush? Read below to find out.
Better for those who have limited mobility?
Elderly patients and those with various forms of arthritis and joint pain benefit greatly from an electric toothbrush. Only having to guide the brush to where it needs to go makes it easier for them to clean their teeth properly.
A wide variety of bristles
The electric toothbrush offers a wide variety of bristles to help clean teeth better. The only downside to the wide variety is you will have to move and place the bristles in different locations to get those hard to reach places.
Change in the oscillation of bristles
The best electric toothbrush to opt for is one that changes the way it oscillates. These types of electric toothbrushes clean teeth more effectively and are more beneficial.
If you want to learn more about electric toothbrushes check out our post “Benifits of using a electric toothbursh” There are some interesting graphs that compare plaque remoaval and overall effectiveness.
Whichever choice you choose is entirely up to you, both types of toothbrushes are very beneficial, it just depends on which you will choose to fit into your lifestyle.