Many people love their tried-and-true manual toothbrushes and have no intention of ever trying an electric variety. But for people who have never been much of a fan of toothbrushing, the electric toothbrush is a lifesaver.
Both types of toothbrushes have their benefits. Let’s talk about some of the differences between manual toothbrushes vs. electric toothbrushes, and who can personally answer your questions about what’s best for your own teeth and your oral health.
For many people, a regular manual toothbrush is just what they need. In addition to all of the various sizes and colors available, the manual toothbrush allows you to fully control it according to your comfort level. If you have sensitive teeth and gums, the manual toothbrush is probably your brush of choice.
Insofar as cost, the manual toothbrush is significantly cheaper than an electric toothbrush. Plus, with no moving parts, there’s virtually no way for it to break.
If plaque is a chronic problem for you because you have difficulty brushing it off with your manual toothbrush, you may want to switch to an electric toothbrush. It works automatically via its several moving parts and powerful oscillating and pulsating bristles, so it offers superior plaque removal. It works especially well for people who have hand arthritis or for children who enjoy the idea of a “machine” brushing their teeth.
To brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush, all you have to do is press a button. The head of an electric toothbrush is smaller than a manual toothbrush’s, because it is designed to reach hard-to-reach teeth and gums. An electric toothbrush is very easy to use and does the cleaning for you, as you only need to guide it around your mouth.
There is no single electric toothbrush for everyone. Some models carry more features than others, and many are designed with specific preferences in mind – because different people have different preferences.
An electric toothbrush designed specifically for children is going to carry different features and brushing modes than an adult’s electric toothbrush. Many models for adults are designed with whitening technology for whiter teeth.
An electric toothbrush can also work with different bristles according to your preferences. Many electric toothbrushes also carry enamel protection features and allow you to lower or increase its brushing power.
Our experienced and friendly dental team at the Dental Office of Dr. Ernie Soto will help you achieve superior oral health and the most attractive smile. We use proven methods and the latest dental technologies to provide comprehensive dental care to you and your whole family.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Soto, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (954) 368-6264, or request an appointment now by filling out our online form. It’s time to get that healthy, gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of!