I am sure many of you wonder if you should buy an electric toothbrush. Truth is, there are many benefits of using an electric toothbrush over a manual one. Right here, in this article we will talk about 4 of them, to help you understand why dentists think electric toothbrushes are better than manual ones.
Let’s start by saying that manual toothbrushes can be -for some people- equally effective to electric ones if used properly. But thing is that they mostly aren’t. Since brushing belongs to your daily “must-do” list, you get easily bored and mechanically brush your teeth.
If you are a conscious brusher, then by all means continue using your manual toothbrush. If you are a lazy brusher or not very dexterous then do go on reading and find out the 4 basic benefits of the electric brush!
If you have never used an electric toothbrush I recommend you give it a try. Even if you don’t stick with it you will definitely have fun while using it! Even though power brushes are typically more expensive and must be recharged, we believe that the benefits of power toothbrushes far outweigh the negatives.
1. THEY ARE MORE EFFECTIVE
A typical adult can complete about 300 strokes per minute when using a manual brush. An electric toothbrush, on the other hand, will typically rotate anywhere from 7,500 to 30,000 strokes per minute! This allows you to remove much more plaque during each brushing, keeping your teeth cleaner overall.
Some brushes also have a built-in timer to make it easier for you to brush the right amount of time! Can it get any easier than that?!
2. THEY APPLY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PRESSURE
Many of you don’t know how much pressure you should apply on your teeth while brushing. You either brush very smoothly, not removing plaque at all, or you brush vigorously, hurting your enamel and gums.
When using an electric toothbrush, all you have to do is hold the brush at a 45 degree angle and turn it on. There is no need to worry about how hard or how soft you are brushing because the toothbrush is programmed to take care of it for you.
3. BEST FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN
Sometimes children, seniors, or people who suffer from arthritis in their hands may have difficulty brushing properly. Either they may not be applying the correct amount of force or they may find it painful to brush their teeth. Electric toothbrushes do a great job, of helping people who may have these difficulties by making the brushing process easier for them. Since all they have to do is guide the brush around their mouth, they do not need to worry about straining their hands or wrists.
4. THEY ARE GREENER
Although power brushes require electricity, they may still be a better environmental choice than their manual counterparts. Depending on the electric toothbrush head that you use, it takes about 25 replacement heads to equal the plastic in just one manual brush. Additionally, the majority of manual brushes are not recyclable whereas many replacement toothbrush heads can be recycled. If being green is important to you, then go for a power brush.
So now you have all the information needed. It is up to you to choose between a manual or a power brush!
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