Regular or Electric Toothbrush – Which Option Is Better?

5 December 2012


Most, if not all of us have been accustomed to using a manual toothbrush that requires us to put some effort and pressure when we brush our teeth. However, electric toothbrushes have become more and more popular nowadays and here’s a few things you might want to think about when you’re considering both the cost and comfort of using an electric toothbrush instead of a manual toothbrush.

Many still make use of regular toothbrushes because it makes them feel like they have better control over their brushing speed. The electric toothbrush automates the brushing action which means all you need to do is direct the brush to which teeth or area it should concentrate on. Using an electric toothbrush allows for a faster brushing experience compared to traditional means.

It also avoids strain on the wrist and fingers and this means it takes less force and effort to get cleaner teeth. This is particularly advantageous for individuals who need assistance when it comes to control. Young kids can use an electric toothbrush and keep it in place despite their small hands and teeth. This is also good for the elderly who may have shaky hands and who might have difficulty brushing their teeth.

Because of such noted benefits of using an electric toothbrush, many have said an electric toothbrush is the better option out of the two. But, there are still those who prefer to make use of a regular toothbrush because of the perception that being able to control the brush makes them feel like they are cleaning their mouth more effectively. It is then left up to the buyer to make their choice and find a toothbrush they are most comfortable using, after consulting their dentist at North Van Dental.

Whichever choice you make, regular or electric toothbrush, what’s truly important is that you keep brushing your teeth at least twice a day and keep your mouth clean to avoid plaque buildup and bad breath. By brushing regularly and visiting your dentist at North Van Dental will help keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.

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