Choosing the Right Toothbrush for You

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Which toothbrush is right for your mouth?

Strolling through the aisles of your local grocery store, there are so many different options for toothbrushes. Some are colorful, some are big, some are small, and some are electric. Choosing from such a large selection can be difficult for a non-professional. When it comes to toothbrush choices, the biggest dilemma is usually between manual and electric brushes. The truth is, either brush will do the job well, but there are definite benefits that are unique to each option. If you’re struggling with the decision, or thinking of investing in an electric model, evaluate the pros and cons, and decide which option suits your lifestyle best.

Manual Tooth brushing

The biggest thing that keeps people reaching for manual toothbrushes is cost, but that isn’t the only benefit of these inexpensive brushes. Manual toothbrushes give you supreme control over your tooth brushing technique and your dental hygiene. If you know that a spot in your mouth is sensitive, you can lightly brush it, or if you suspect a build up of plaque, you can change up your technique for deeper cleaning. There are tons of different models, and for a low price, you can find one that you think is not only functional, but fun to look at. Even better, these types of brushes are very easy to travel with, and do not require charging. Studies show that these toothbrushes are perfectly effect in keeping your smile at an exceptional level of cleanliness, and you can often pick one up for free at your dentist’s office.

Electric Tooth Brushing

Electric toothbrushes are the statistical winners when it comes to superior plaque removal. Studies have shown that electric tooth brushes are better at removing plaque than manual tooth brushes, but that’s not to say that manual brushes don’t do a good job. Both perform highly, but electric toothbrushes are a hair better. Additionally, when you’re looking for extreme ease, electric brushes are the way to go. They essentially do the work for you, and they do it well. Even more convenient still, electric toothbrushes have a handy timer on them that counts out exactly two minutes, ensuring that your teeth have received the exact right amount of brushing. All of the features of these brushes are easy to use. On the negative side, electric toothbrushes can be a pain to travel with, and are a bit of an investment when you consider that manual brushes are often free.

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