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(509) 926-1234
Airway Heights:
(509) 503-1234

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones?

Although manual toothbrushes and toothpaste work well, electric toothbrushes offer several additional benefits.

Poor dental hygiene can result in all kinds of issues. People will need plaque removal and fillings before too long. There is also the possibility of needing major dental work such as crowns — and even losing teeth. In addition to being painful, dental problems can often be very costly. That is why it is always benefitable to brush your teeth properly both in the morning and at night.

People often ask which is better: electric or manual toothbrushes. Both have their own advantages. Regarding which is better, that will be determined by your personal preferences.
However, one thing is worth noting; although both types of brushes can be extremely effective in keeping the teeth clean, healthy and shiny, each of them has some distinctive advantages.

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes were initially invented in the late 1950s but didn’t become popular until the late 1990s. It is estimated that 20-25 percent of people use them. While they have not outdone traditional toothbrushes, they are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons. Manual toothbrushes and toothpaste work well, but electric toothbrushes offer several additional benefits.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

Certainly, electric toothbrushes add a bit of fun to brushing your teeth. They are popular with people who adore technology, and some come with digital displays. In fact, the latest models even have Bluetooth technology! Electric toothbrushes can be a wonderful way to encourage children to brush their teeth in the morning and at night.

An electric toothbrush should not cause any pain or discomfort if the user’s gums and teeth are healthy. This is because the bristles are hard enough to do the job, but on the other hand, they are soft enough to avoid irritating the gums.

Electric toothbrushes offer convenient features. Users can adjust the brush head’s speed and motion to suit the sensitivity of their gums and teeth. Some models even have a timer to ensure that you brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes and evenly clean each part of your mouth.

Electric toothbrushes can be very useful for people with disabilities or limited mobility. Brushing your teeth manually may be a very difficult challenge, especially if you have arthritis. This often makes electric toothbrushes the better option.

Most electric toothbrushes are designed to reach areas that are difficult to clean with manual toothbrushes. The areas of the teeth closest to the gums and the crevices between the teeth often host bacteria. Electric toothbrushes’ rapidly moving bristles can reach into each crack, curve, and crevice to remove food particles and destructive bacteria. This is a great way to combat gingivitis and gum disease.

Frequent intake of drinks such as coffee and tea can lead to discoloration and staining of teeth. An electric toothbrush has additional scouring power that makes it easier for users to get rid of undesirable stains and brighten their smiles.

Manual Toothbrushes

Manual brushes allow for more speed control and provide users with a greater ability to adjust pressure around areas that are sensitive or painful.

Manual toothbrushes have almost a limitless variation. They are available in a wide range of head sizes: small, medium and large, and some have a convenient tongue cleaner on the back. They also come in different grips, angles, lengths, and bristle stiffness (soft, medium, or hard), as well as limitless color variations.

Manual toothbrushes can be carried in a simple case and there are no concerns about damaging them. They are lightweight, almost unbreakable, and easy to travel with. Toothbrushes are available at almost any store and at significantly affordable prices.

Unlike electric brushes, they don’t need charging, batteries or any other accessory, making them easy to maintain.

In conclusion, remember, regular brushing is not the solution to every dental problem even though it prevents most of them. Brushing plus flossing in the morning and evening, coupled with regular check-ups, exams, and cleanings at KidSmile Dental, will keep your teeth clean, healthy and glittering for a long time to come.

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KidSmile Dental – Pediatric dentist in Spokane, WA

KidSmile Dental provides convenient and comprehensive children’s dentistry, facilitating a positive experience for each child. Our office is child-friendly and inviting, equipped with some of the best technology available to provide gentle and efficient care that will keep kids wanting to come back.

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