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Electric vs Manual Toothbrush

Read below to learn which toothbrush we recommend and why?



MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH

- Manual or regular toothbrushes are the most readily available and cheapest option

- When choosing a manual toothbrush, always choose a soft-bristled one that is smaller enough to reach tighter spots

- Manual toothbrushes are a perfectly good option for those that have an effective brushing technique


ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

- Electric toothbrushes are almost foolproof when it comes to brushing technique

- Great for people who have manual dexterity concerns (including kids)

- They make it easier to clean hard to reach areas, such as wisdom teeth

- Some even have features that let you know if you are brushing too hard and if you are brushing for long enough


Throughout history, many different types of toothbrushes have been used, ranging from a tree branch to the latest electric toothbrushes with all the bells and whistles!


With correct brushing technique, you can achieve optimal results with both manual and electric toothbrushes. If someone is doing really well with a manual brush and not having any problems with plaque or brushing too hard, there is little to gain from switching to an electric toothbrush.


There are many options available on the market and sometimes it can be confusing which is best for you. Your dentist or hygienist can best guide you depending on your specific needs.


Bonus tip: It is best to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 months and after you have been sick


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