Electric Toothbrush VS Manual Toothbrush

We all know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, but do you know how to choose a toothbrush?  Is it better to use an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush?  Both types of toothbrushes have pros and cons.  Learn about them to decide which toothbrush is best for you. 

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

electric toothbrush vs manual1.  Larger ergonomic handles

2.  Good for people with limited manual dexterity

3.  Oscillating head feels good to teeth and gums

4.  Usually has a timer that helps people brush for 2 minutes

5.  Alerts you when you are brushing too hard

6.  Removes plaque by using 3,000 to 7,500 rotating motions a minute, versus 300 strokes a minute using a manual toothbrush

Benefits of Manual Toothbrushes

manual toothbrush1.  More affordable and accessible

2.  Less bulky than an electric toothbrush

3.  Puts less pressure on teeth and gums


Whether you choose a manual or an electric toothbrush, the best toothbrush you can get is one that you will actually use.  Remember, a healthy mouth starts with brushing twice a day and flossing daily.

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