Manual vs Electric – best toothbrush choice?

Electric vs Manual, what is recommended for a toothbrush?

Yes is our short answer.  Use one, either will clean your teeth and gums if used properly.  But I bet you weren’t looking for a yes/no answer :)

The manual classic toothbrush still works great and is the least expensive, most accessible tool available to improve your dental health.   It generally provides the most gentle and least pressure to cleaning leaving your tooth enamel unharmed.

On the other hand, many people do not use the correct circular or sweeping motion required with a manual toothbrush for the most effective cleaning.  An electric toothbrush with rotating-oscillating bristles will out perform manual cleaning in many cases.  People with arthritis and other manual dexterity problems are recommended to use an electric toothbrush.

More important than the type of toothbrush you use, is the frequency and the amount of time you spend brushing your teeth.  So in the spirit of Nike  – Just Do It.

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