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Are electric toothbrushes really better than manual toothbrushes?

Dental care companies continuously say that electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes. So, are electric toothbrushes REALLY better? The answer is a resounding yes; electric toothbrushes really are better for your teeth than a manual toothbrush.

A manual toothbrush cannot spin like an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush can spin 10 times faster than a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been scientifically proven to remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes.

There are even smaller brush heads made for the smaller teeth of children. Electric brushes are great for children because many don’t know how to properly brush their teeth and electric toothbrushes ensure they are still cleaning their teeth properly.

The other nice feature that many new electric toothbrushes have is a timer. This may seem silly, but many people don’t spend enough time brushing each section of their teeth. In fact, many people don’t brush for the full 2 minutes! The cleaning power of the toothbrush along with adequate time spent brushing will vastly improve your oral health.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing an electric toothbrush, Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI recommends getting a fairly inexpensive battery-powered toothbrush to try out. Once you start using an electric toothbrush you will be able to see and feel how much better it is than a manual toothbrush.