There are different benefits to using an electric and manual toothbrush and there has been no conclusive study to suggest that electric toothbrushes are ultimately superior to manual ones. However, there are specific benefits associated with using an electric toothbrush than a manual one. Here, we outline the different benefits of both so that you can make an informed choice!
Pressure Differences - winner: electric!
The firmness of many manual toothbrushes mean that it is easy to apply too much pressure when brushing your teeth. As well as increasing the likeliness of irritating the gums, continuing this pressurised brushing may contribute to receding gums. For this reason, opting for electric over manual brushes can be a good choice for those who need to make their brushing technique more gentle.
Snazzy Extras - winner: electric!
Electric toothbrush models nowadays often come with added features such as automatic timers. An electric toothbrush can therefore help you keep tabs on your oral hygiene routine.
Reaching Other Areas - winner: manual!
In this respect, the manual toothbrush comes into its own. Manual models are often a better option when using your toothbrush to clean your tongue or the roof of your mouth or even deep between your teeth. They are more flexible and this makes it easier for them to reach the different nooks and crannies of your mouth.
Practicality - winner: manual!
The benefits of an electric toothbrush can't be accessed unless said toothbrush is charged. A manual toothbrush won't let you down with this - wherever you are, it can do the intended job on its own, without hunting for the nearest plug or battery. Ultimately, which version you opt for must be decided based on which of these factors is most important to you and what will best suit the individual needs of your own teeth and gums. It may be worth discussing with your dentist at your next appointment - call us on 02920008190 or book an appointment online.