Which Is Better?  Manual or Electric Toothbrushes – A Myrtle Beach Dentist Explains

tooth brushes mrytle beachOver the years, electric toothbrushes have become more and more popular. Some users even say that electric toothbrushes offer better cleaning compared to manual ones.

The point of a toothbrush is fairly simple: to clean the mouth by removing plaque, to stimulate the gums, and to promote good oral health. Whether manual or electric, you need to know what you are doing to be able to get the most out of your toothbrush.

There are several advantages to using a manual toothbrush. First, it’s more affordable and more readily available compared to an electric toothbrush. You can find manual toothbrushes at any supermarket, drug store, or even your local corner stores.

Some dentist offices even give away manual tooth brushes for free! You can bring a manual toothbrush anywhere, and use it anywhere as well without worrying about power. A manual toothbrush lets you control the pressure and speed by which you brush your teeth, and it’s great for people of any age.

On the other hand, an electric toothbrush is great for those who want to be able to brush their teeth using the correct amount of time. Many manual toothbrush users actually brush their teeth too quickly, but electric toothbrushes solve this problem by having an internal timer.

You stop brushing once the toothbrush does. Plus, electric toothbrushes are comfortable and convenient; all you need to do is position it where you need it in your mouth, and let the toothbrush do all the work for you.

Electric toothbrushes also come in a variety of styles, such as regular, opposite rotation, and rotation-oscillation. The rotation-oscillation type of electric toothbrush offers the most when it comes to variety of strokes.

In general, it doesn’t really matter whether you choose the manual or the electric toothbrush as long as you know how to brush your teeth. Consult with Myrtle Beach Dentist, Dr. Dustin Holladay, to know which type of toothbrush would be the best for you.