Electric VS Manual Toothbrush

Once you clean your teeth regularly with the right technique and for the required time, you will manage to keep your gums healthy either using a manual or electric toothbrush.

According to  «The American Dental Association» manual toothbrushes can be as effective as electronic ones. The key to preventing tooth decay lies in how each toothbrush is used and not in the toothbrush itself.

Take a read at some more detailed information about these 2 different types of toothbrushes-


  • Multiple programs specialized for sensitive teeth, others for whitening, and others for massaging the gums.
  • Pressure sensors warn you for very hard brushing.
  • Timer for counting minutes of brushing.
  • Digital reminders to replace the brush head.
  • You can choose different heads anytime you want.


  • Very long, multi-leveled bristles.
  • Rounded bristle tips.
  • Specially designed bristles for teeth bleaching.
  • Specially designed handles.
  • Conical or angled brush head.
  • Special design for tongue cleaning.

Now that you have more information about each brush, continue reading about the factors you should have in mind when buying one!


You can find economical electric toothbrushes on the market, but generally speaking, they are more expensive than manual ones. Apart from the initial cost, the head replacement at regular intervals also costs more.


The best toothbrush for you is the one that suits you and your needs best. This way, the chances of using it, increase.


There have been numerous studies to determine if the electronic toothbrushes are more effective than the manual, to reduce gum disease and eliminate plaque accumulation. The researchers concluded that there are no significant differences between the two. However, evidence indicates that a particular type of electronic toothbrush (whose bristles rotate and fluctuate during use) is the most effective.


The answers in this chapter vary according to the individual needs. If, for example, you brush quite hard with a manual toothbrush, then the electronic one will probably help you make your movements softer.

Studies have shown that electronic toothbrushes increase the number of bacteria in the blood more than manual ones. This is a threat ONLY for people with certain heart problems since there is a risk of contamination.

Athina Tsiorva

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