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Manual vs Electric Toothbrushes

When to Replace Your Toothbrushes

A toothbrush needs to be replaced every three to four months. During that time of replacing a toothbrush, it’s good to pay attention to how your oral hygiene has been and whether or not you need to try something different. Manual toothbrushes are the easiest to acquire, but are they actually working for you? Electric toothbrushes can make your teeth cleaning habits change, but will it improve your hygiene overall? Here’s some of the differences between an electric toothbrush and a manual toothbrush to help you choose.

How do Electric Toothbrushes Help Your Brushing

Electric toothbrushes aid in oral hygiene by getting rid of the cleaning action time involved with brushing your teeth, removing the tartar, plaque, and debris with an effectiveness that can’t be beaten. The bristles that vibrate allow for the person to clean their teeth without much motion. Some of the benefits of an electric toothbrush include:

Makes Mobility Easier – For those with limited mobility, including conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and developmental disabilities. Electric toothbrushes can ease the pressure of manual movements that are involved with brushing your teeth, making electric toothbrushes an alternative solution that does the work for you.

Reduces Waste – The only part of the toothbrush that you’ll have to replace is the head of the toothbrush, which makes it less wasteful than throwing an entire toothbrush away. However, single-use electric toothbrushes can also cause more waste rather than reduce it because of its one-time use.

Improves Focus – Those who have electric toothbrushes also have the opportunity to focus more on where they’re brushing. By allowing them to control the toothbrush through limited but focused movements, this allows people to take care and pay attention to where they need to brush their teeth more often

Fun For Children – For kids, it’s an exciting part of the day and night, because they get to clean their teeth while having fun doing so.

How do Manual Toothbrushes Help Your Brushing

Manual toothbrushes allow for people to clean their teeth through simple motions. Lightweight and can come in a variety of bristle textures and shapes, manual toothbrushes have their own charm to them, which means despite the benefits of an electric toothbrush, manual toothbrushes aren’t going to be replaced anytime soon.

Can Get Them Anywhere – Manual toothbrushes can be bought at a grocery store, gas station, airport, dollar store, or pharmacy.

No Battery Life – Manual toothbrushes don’t require you to charge the batteries, so you can use them anytime without having to worry about battery.

Easy to Purchase – Most manual toothbrushes cost from $1 to $3 dollars, making them easily replaceable and easily purchasable.

If you’re looking for advice on what kind of toothbrush to get, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Swati Singh at Smiling Kids Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. At Smiling Kids Indianapolis, you can get the most expert advice on how your cleaning habits have been, whether or not you need to change your toothbrush, and get the most professional care from the most caring people around.