Thanks to modern technology, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to what kind of toothbrush you want to use. Will you choose the tried and true method of using a manual toothbrush or opt for a bit of flair with a tech-infused electric option?

What are the benefits of using an Electric Toothbrush?

We’ll begin with electric toothbrushes. Electric brushes and their built in features, such as timers and pressure sensors make brushing easy and ensure proper and effective technique. They can also be very useful for people with dexterity issues or people who have dental appliances such as braces.

What are the benefits of using a Manual Toothbrush?

Manual toothbrushes are reliable, inexpensive and easy to find. You can pick one up almost anywhere, making replacing it a snap. Additionally, manual toothbrushes only run a few dollars, making them an affordable option for all.

The greatest drawback of using a manual toothbrush is the tendency many people have to brush too hard and not long enough. If you are brushing too hard, it may cause damage to the gums and if you are not brushing long enough, you may not be removing all of the bacteria, increasing your risk for gingivitis.

In contrast an electric toothbrush has a steady, gentle speed and a built in timer that tells you exactly when it is time to stop.

Either a manual or electric brush can be used effectively. The most important thing to remember when using an electric or manual toothbrush is to brush a minimum of 2 times daily for 2 minutes each time with a soft bristled brush and to replace the brush or brush head every 3 months.

Contact us to learn more about what toothbrush might be right for you and how we can aid you with other top-tier dental health services.

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