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Choosing a Toothbrush: Manual vs. Electric

There’s no denying to the fact that oral hygiene is important to promote oral health. Remember, your oral health is also linked to your overall health. According to the dentist, it is a must that you do your daily routine – to brush your teeth using a toothbrush with toothpaste that’s rich in fluoride.

Consequently, you may have the dilemma of choosing the right toothbrush. This means the manual type or the electric type toothbrush. Well, it for you to decide. However to help you in making a decision, here are some of the pros and cons of a manual or electric type toothbrush. Read on and learn the facts.

Electric Toothbrush: How to Choose Right Brush? - Anoka Dental, MN

Manual Type Toothbrush

Proper brushing the manual type brush can make sure that your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned. Remember, you need at least two minutes of your time to brush and with that, you can easily eliminate the clogged excess food you have just chewed including your bad breath.

You are also able to select the right head bristles of the brush. Well, as for the recommendation of your dentist, you can choose the right head cleaner bristles you will use in brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue.

Of course, a manual type toothbrush is cheap. There are lots of brands of toothbrushes that are very inexpensive and you can even buy more than one to replace the old toothbrush you are using.

Remember, you don’t need to charge the manual brush. Simply put a little effort using your hands to brush your teeth and you will now have pearly whites in a couple of minutes. Manual toothbrushes are also convenient to carry anytime and anywhere.

On the other hand, you need to do more effort in brushing and in some instances; you are not able to eliminate the excess food that has been stuck in your teeth especially if you are lazy in tooth brushing your teeth.

Electric Type Toothbrush

The convenience of using an electric toothbrush is to your advantage. You don’t need to use the “full force” of your hands just to eliminate bad breath and make your teeth clean and white.

Also, less effort in brushing since your toothbrush is electric type means better results in making your teeth pearly white. All you need to do is to reach the crevices in your teeth and you now have clean teeth and a very fresh breath.

Electric type toothbrushes are great for kids to use. It will be more fun for them and at the same time, they will have the habit of brushing their teeth on a regular basis.

However, this kind of toothbrush is not that convenient especially if you are traveling. There are some instances wherein you may fail to bring with you the charger.

Also, such toothbrushes can be easily be broken especially if you accidentally have dropped it on a hard surface. Further, it is expensive. Compared to manual toothbrushes, you have to pay more if you have to want the electric type.

So now, the decision is yours whether you would choose the manual or electric type toothbrush. Remember, it is important to brush your teeth every day to ensure having healthy teeth and gums.