Electric or manual toothbrush?
As far as the choice between electric and manual toothbrushes is concerned, the opinions of users are very divided. Users of a regular toothbrush claim that they can clean their teeth as effectively as with an electric toothbrush. What do dentists say?
Dentists agree that choosing the right toothbrush is a matter of personal preference. However, advances in technology mean that today's electric toothbrushes are designed to outweigh the benefits of manual toothbrushes.
First of all, the accuracy
As with sonic toothbrushes, electric models are able to clean very precisely distant teeth in the oral cavity and interdental spaces. This is due to the size of the head, which is much smaller in electric or sonic toothbrushes and easily reaches where manual reach is not possible.
Users of electric toothbrushes praise their models for facilitating the daily brushing ritual. Unlike an ordinary brush, an electric brush makes several thousand movements per minute, somehow working for the user. Each electric toothbrush rotates its head once to the left and once to the right. Some models are also equipped with pulse movements (the so-called 3D system), which gently presses the bristles against the surface of the teeth. The result is even more effective oral hygiene and teeth free from cavities.
The latest models of electric toothbrushes are equipped with a timer that signals the end of work after the recommended two minutes. An equally useful function is a sensor of too much pressure on the teeth, which prevents damage to the enamel and gum diseases. The option of a replaceable toothbrush is an obvious facilitation in all models, which means that one model can be used by several people.
All models of electric toothbrushes are available in a wide range of colors and have impressive decorations. Especially for children, models with favourite characters from fairy tales are available for sale, which will make every toddler willing to start brushing teeth.
If you're considering buying an electric toothbrush and you can't choose a specific model, take a look at the Electric Toothbrush page, where you'll find a ranking of the best toothbrushes and a handful of practical information on oral hygiene and care.