Some people prefer to use an electric toothbrush over a manual toothbrush. While both types of tools will clean the teeth, an electric toothbrush may be a better choice for someone with mobility problems or for someone who does not like to brush manually.
LOOKING AT THE PROS AND CONS OF MANUAL AND ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES
One of the main advantages of using a manual toothbrush is that it is easy to carry (good for travel), it is cost-effective, and it comes in various designs. However, it can be harder to clean your teeth using a traditional toothbrush too. While an electric toothbrush is more expensive, it does improve brushing efficiency, as the heads on electric toothbrushes are smaller and round. This makes it easier to reach the sides of the teeth, increasing comfort while using the tool. Today’s powered toothbrushes do all the work for you, with some featuring a built-in timer to ensure you brush the required length of time.
TYPES OF ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH HEADS
You may also want to invest in an electric toothbrush, as you can choose from various head types. For example, round heads provide rotation oscillation. This means that the head revolves a quarter turn in one direction then another quarter turn in the opposite direction. You can also choose round heads that feature counter oscillation, where the adjacent bristles on the brush move in one direction, then the other. Circular bristles rotate in one direction while ultra-sonic bristles use high-frequency vibrations to clean the teeth. Before making a decision, get our recommendation first.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You are a good candidate for an electric toothbrush if you find it hard to follow a regular schedule using a manual brush, have some problems with joint discomfort or mobility, or want to experience cleaner teeth.
Would you like to know more about using an electric toothbrush? We can help answer your questions. Give us a call and book an appointment for a cleaning and exam today.