November 10, 2011 by admin
As a dental assistant at The Tooth Doctors I find many patients and friends asking me what type of toothbrush is better, a manual brush or an electric brush.
Both do a great job, but I would have to say I love my electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush moves the bristles quickly, leaving less work for us and getting that deep down clean that a manual toothbrush cannot achieve. An electric toothbrush will help remove stains and bacteria in those hard to reach places. An electric toothbrush is ideal for those individuals who have arthritis, carpal tunnel and/or any other painful conditions. The rotating or vibrating head on an electric toothbrush will perform the majority of movements resulting in less impact to ones wrists and hands. A nice feature of many electric toothbrushes is that they have a timer so you always know how long to brush.
Some facts have shown
An electric toothbrush helps with reducing plaque by 11% over a manual toothbrush
An electric toothbrush helps reduce gingivitis and gum inflammation by 17%
An electric toothbrush has shown a 17% reduction in bleeding of the gum
An electric toothbrush can cost more than a manual toothbrush, but with its extra features and the deep down clean you achieve when using it, it is in my opinion, a great investment in yourself to help maintain that healthy smile!