The electric toothbrush has been a great addition to oral health care, and many people have a hard time deciding whether a manual or electric toothbrush will be best for their oral health. So wanted to help with your decision, by pointing out some of the features and benefits of both.

Electric Toothbrush Benefits

There is no denying that the vibrating nature of an electric toothbrush can benefit your teeth, as it tends to dislodge tiny particles of food and tackle plaque with super-sonic speed. Your gums also receive a gentle massage, and you can use it to clean your tongue as well.

In addition, often times electric toothbrushes have a timer indicating how long you should be brushing your teeth for, which helps with kids and adults alike, giving you the appropriate amount of time necessary to fully clean your teeth.

Lastly, an electric toothbrush can reach areas that sometimes a manual toothbrush has more difficulty reaching and cleaning.

Manual Toothbrush Benefits

A manual toothbrush does not require any electric source in which to charge it, so if you are going away for an extended amount of time, a manual toothbrush will maintain it’s full use capacity throughout your trip. Electric toothbrushes tend to have very soft bristles and very small heads, so trying to brush with them once their battery has run dry, might not offer as much of the oral cleaning benefits than when it is running as it should.

Whether you are choosing an electric toothbrush or a manual option, good oral health practices are the only sure way to maintain your oral care and keep cavities at bay.

At DentistsRUs, we are not here to endorse any one brand, but to rather help you better understand the benefits of what using an electronic toothbrush can do for your oral care routine. Feel free to ask a dental professional – at any one of our below location – about their thoughts on the matter during your next checkup!

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View