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Comparing Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

manual and electric toothbrushes

Are manual or electric toothbrushes the better choice? It depends.

At Olney Dental, we believe that a great toothbrush is an essential component of any oral health care routine. When it comes to choosing the best toothbrush for yourself, there are numerous options to consider. While a traditional toothbrush has bristle choices ranging from extra-soft to medium, you have to manually scrub your teeth to see results. Electric toothbrushes, which are rechargeable, put in the scrubbing action for you. So, how do you know which style of toothbrush is the right one for you?

Manual Toothbrushes

Manual toothbrushes are the traditional style of toothbrush choice. However, they can be less than ideal for an individual who doesn’t have the time to track how long they are brushing their teeth. Furthermore, manual toothbrushes require a consistent scrubbing technique in order to cleanse your teeth of plaque effectively. While these toothbrushes are cost-affordable and easy to bring with you on-the-go, an improper brushing technique can potentially lead to cavities and plaque buildup. 

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes are a technological advance within the dental industry, with brands like Oral-B earning the stamped ADA Seal of Approval. Unlike manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action for you through rotating brush heads. Some consumers find electric toothbrushes easier to use since they can simply glide their electric toothbrush across their teeth in a swift motion. Electric toothbrushes also have convenient features, like timers, to keep track of how long you’re brushing your teeth. With features like digital reminders to replace your brush head, brushing modes for sensitive teeth and a rechargeable base, it can be easier to keep up good oral health habits. 

Consistent Toothbrush Use, Routine Cleanings, and Periodic Examinations

While manual and electric toothbrushes are effective and good choices for any oral health care routine, you have to consistently use them to see results. The American Dental Association recommends that all individuals brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste, for two minutes each session. Consistent periodic examinations and routine cleanings can also ensure that your oral health is in satisfactory condition. Keeping your teeth healthy is our top priority, and we encourage making an appointment in advance.

You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Dental Care Needs

For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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