21 Jun Manual Vs Electric Toothbrushes
Is an Electric Toothbrush Better Than a Manual Toothbrush?
If you’re looking for a new toothbrush, making a choice on which one to buy can be overwhelming. There are a variety of options to choose from, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons.
Electric toothbrushes have been around for more than 100 years and are still a popular choice today. They offer a better clean than manual brushes because they have an electric motor that spins the bristles at high speeds. The power of the brush means you can use less pressure and reach all areas of your mouth, which results in a cleaner brushing experience.
An electric toothbrush is more convenient and more effective than a manual one. They do not need to be operated by the user, and they can be more comfortable to use. However, they can be expensive and require more maintenance than manual toothbrushes. But the results from using electric over manual bristles are far more precise and pristine.
Manual toothbrushes usually have a simple brush head with one or two rows of bristles that are designed to clean teeth. Manual toothbrushes come in different sizes and shapes depending on the user’s preference. The most common types of manual toothbrushes include standard brushes, flossing brushes, oscillating brushes, and tongue cleaners.
Benefits of Manual Toothbrushes
They are easy to use: Simply rub them against teeth for 2 minutes each day to remove stains from between teeth, any plaque from between teeth and food debris.
They reduce your chances of getting gum disease: You get better at brushing with practice so you’re less likely to miss spots or irritate gums further down the line (e.g., if you didn’t know about plaque then you may not have brushed properly).
Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes
However, electric toothbrushes offer a better clean. Electric toothbrushes are more powerful than manual ones, which means you can clean your teeth more thoroughly. Electric toothbrushes come with multiple settings for different types of cleaning, so you can choose between a softer or harder brush depending on how sensitive your teeth are.
This makes it easier for you to choose the right brush for your teeth, and ensures that you get the best possible cleaning with less effort.
Electric toothbrushes are more effective at cleaning the teeth and gums. They are also more effective at cleaning hard-to-reach areas such as the sides of teeth, where manual brushes can’t always reach.
What’s more, electric toothbrushes are also more effective than manual brushes because they can reach all areas of your mouth and clean more of the surface of your teeth. Manual brushes can only clean about 45% of the surface area of your teeth, whereas an electric brush can clean over 90% of the surface area.
An electric toothbrush is also more effective at removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth than a manual brush. Plaque is responsible for causing cavities, gingivitis, bad breath and other problems related to oral health. With an electric toothbrush, you’ll be able to remove plaque more effectively than with a manual brush because it has built-in sensors that detect when you’ve brushed too hard or not hard enough. This helps ensure that no plaque remains on your teeth after brushing!
When brushing your teeth, it’s important to use an electric toothbrush correctly. If you brush your teeth too hard, you may damage enamel and cause gum recession. If you use it too softly, you won’t get a thorough clean of your teeth, gums and tongue.
Types of Electric Toothbrushes
Electric toothbrushes come in three types:
Rotating brush heads: These brushes rotate around your teeth and gums while they clean your teeth of plaque and bacteria. This type of brush has been around for many years and is still among the most popular types of toothbrushes today.
Pulsating brush heads: These brushes oscillate back and forth in a wave pattern as they clean your teeth of plaque and tartar buildup. This type of brush is similar to an electric shaver’s head, which is why it was originally called “shaver’s bristles”.
Sonic toothbrushes (also known as sonic cleaning): These are the newest type of electric toothbrush available today, and they use high-frequency sound waves to vibrate against your teeth at up to 31,000 movements per minute (the highest vibration speed commercially available).
For More Advice On Choosing Your Next Toothbrush, Call Our Dentists Today
When it comes to choosing the best toothbrush for you and your needs, be sure to call our dentists at Hendford Dental Practice today. We will be happy to help discuss your needs and requirements and offer the best advice on which toothbrush to choose.
Should you be looking to visit our dental clinic for any treatments such as cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment, teeth whitening, veneers, or for nervous patients, then please waste no time and be sure to contact us. We will be there to arrange an appointment at a suitable time and date for you.