It may come as no surprise that many dentists and hygienists agree that an electric toothbrush can do a more thorough job of cleaning your teeth. After all, the technology allows for faster motion which means that the electric toothbrush can remove more plaque in less time. There are other advantages that are particular to certain age groups.

People who suffer the pain of arthritis will appreciate the ease of maneuverability that comes with an electric brush and children who have trouble judging time will love the built-in device that is set to go off after the recommended 2 minutes of brushing.

There are a few minor drawbacks related to using an electric toothbrush. You do have to remember to charge it, the variety of models is not as great as with manual toothbrushes and yes, an electric toothbrush will cost more. Risk of breakage can be an issue.

An electric toothbrush can be oscillating, with round rotating bristles or sonic, with bristles that move side-to-side. The choice is purely a matter of personal preference.

After considering the pros and cons of each, many people still choose a manual toothbrush over the newer technology of an electric one. A manual brush is easier to pack, they come in a wide range of shapes and colors and of course, they’re much less expensive than the electric.

Make Benson Hill Smiles your family dentist in Renton, WA. Reach us by phone @ 425-529-5709 or visit the office location at your convenience.

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