One of the many debates when it comes to preventative dental care is whether an electric toothbrush is better than a manual one. While opinions differ, most dentists will say they prefer electric over manual. There are several reasons why this is the case, but you still have to use it twice each day for it to benefit you. If you’re still on the fence as to whether an electric toothbrush is actually better for your teeth, here are a couple reasons why you should consider it.
Electric Toothbrushes Do a More Thorough Job
Bristles on a manual toothbrush simply can’t get far enough in between teeth to do a thorough job. With the rotating head of an electric toothbrush, you’ll be more likely to clean those hard-to-reach places between your teeth.
Electric toothbrushes are also great for dental preventative care because some of them can be set to run for a certain amount of time. This way, you will continue brushing until the toothbrush turns off. Many people don’t brush long enough with their manual toothbrush, so this is a great feature to eliminate the issue.
Brush Smarter and Longer
You could brush your teeth for five minutes with a manual toothbrush and still not clean every area of your mouth. An electric toothbrush could cut your brushing time down significantly since it works more efficiently to clean tough to reach places. Plus, you’ll be able to better fight against gum disease since you won’t be missing anything anymore!
If you’re still torn between a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush for your preventative dentistry needs, feel free to contact us for more advice and recommendations.