These days you can find all kinds of electric toothbrushes in pretty much any store you go to. With everything from different brush heads, timers, and all sorts of bells and whistles, can the regular old manual toothbrush still stack up anymore?
Yes, a manual toothbrush will still clean your teeth just fine. Many people find a regular toothbrush easier to hold, and as long as you thoroughly brush all sides of your teeth and gums and floss regularly, your teeth will be shiny and bright. Manual toothbrushes are also attractive because of their cheap price point, and there are many different head and handle types you can choose from for your particular dexterity and dental needs.
The electric toothbrush does have some nifty features that a regular toothbrush doesn’t. Because the brush spins itself at such a fast rate, it’s often more efficient at cleaning away plaque and stimulating the gums. Electric toothbrushes can also help prevent common dental problems, like brushing too hard and not brushing long enough. Many models stop moving if too much pressure is applied to the teeth, and they also shut off automatically after the optimal brushing time has elapsed.
Although there are electric toothbrushes available at cheaper price points, many are still much more expensive than a manual toothbrush. You’ll also need to replace your brush heads every 3-4 months just like you would a regular toothbrush, and these heads are often pricey as well. Still, many people feel that the cost is worth it for the ease of using an electric toothbrush and the more efficient clean they get.
Remember that you still need to floss no matter what kind of toothbrush you use, and using mouthwash can also help you get a cleaner mouth and better breath. Also, it’s important to remember that the best brush is one that you will actually use every day. So, if you’re more comfortable with a manual toothbrush, go for it! Do you have a question about which toothbrush you should be using? Let us know in the comments below, or send us a message!