Comparing Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

Friday, August 9, 2019
 
In the last few years, you may have noticed an increase in the popularity of electric toothbrushes. However, are they really better at cleaning your teeth than a traditional toothbrush?
Dentists and researchers agree that a traditional brush can provide the very same cleanliness that an electric toothbrush can; however, the ease of the electric toothbrush is the real divider in this dispute. When using a manual brush, attentiveness is key. Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day is crucial in order to keep a healthy smile. For some people, two minutes may appear like a long time for brushing your teeth manually.
The ability to do mostly everything for their owners is why powered toothbrushes have become so popular. Thanks to the choices brush heads and different modes—like whitening, sensitivity, and deep cleaning—it makes a detailed cleaning a simple matter. Some electric models even come equipped with the ability to time how long the owner is spending brushing one location and notifies them to switch to another through a light vibration. Electric brushes are also ideal for those with specials needs or issues with dexterity.
When all has been said, picking between a powered or a traditional toothbrush is up to the individual. There isn't any concrete evidence that one is better than the other; it all boils down to the lifestyle and personal preference of the person using the toothbrush. On one hand, manual toothbrushes are affordable, easy to take with you, and don't need batteries or a charge. On the other hand, they require more effort. 
So, what's your preferred type: electric or traditional?
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