Recently, you may have noticed a rise in the appeal of electric toothbrushes. But are they actually better at cleaning than a manual toothbrush?
Dental professionals and researchers concur that a traditional toothbrush could provide the exact same cleanliness that a powered toothbrush can…but only if it’s used properly. This means being very attentive with how you brush and being sure you do it for the full two minutes, two times a day—something only a few very diligent people are likely to do.
This is where the ease of an electric brush can give it an edge; they have the ability to do all of the work for the user. With a variety of different modes and brush heads, like deep cleaning, sensitivity, and whitening, it makes a good teeth cleaning a simple matter. Some models even come with the ability to time how long the user is taking to brush one location and informs the user to switch to the next through vibrations. Though this may seem like a gimmick to some, these advances are ideal for those with specials needs or dexterity issues.
In the end, choosing between a manual or an electric brush is up to the user and whether or not they will use the proper technique. Regular toothbrushes are cheap, travel-friendly, and do not need batteries, but they do require the extra attentiveness that many of us might not give it each and every time that we brush. For this reason, at TLC Dental Care, we feel the ease and good results of electric toothbrushes are absolutely worth it, and recommend the Oral B Triumph to our patients.