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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

Cost

Cost is another factor to consider when purchasing a toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes, depending on the type, will often cost around $2.00 to $4.00. Electric toothbrushes are much more costly than the manual toothbrushes and may be anywhere from $30.00 to $100.00. Electric toothbrushes last much longer than manual toothbrushes.

Personal Preference

Another factor relates to personal preference. Some individuals are perfectly content with their manual toothbrush whereas others may be open to a change and eager to try something along the lines of an electric toothbrush. This too will help to determine which toothbrush is right for you.

Shop Around

It is important to shop around for the most desirable toothbrush. Shopping around may be more of a factor with regard to electric toothbrushes as they are more costly and a bit more of an investment than manual toothbrushes. With the purchase of manual toothbrushes, one is probably best buying that type of toothbrush at a local drugstore or grocery store. If you decide that you want an an electric toothbrush try looking online for a great deal.

What the experts say

Most research shows that manual and electric toothbrushes work the same if used correctly. Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes with small rotating heads are better at manoeuvring around your teeth and gums, especially the sides of the teeth and those 'hard to get to' places, creating a better clean.

Brushing tips:

The following tips will help for both electronic toothbrushes and a manual toothbrushes Brushing the gum line is important.

  • Concentrate on one tooth at a time.
  • Two minutes is an acceptable brushing time.
  • Don't press too hard

How to choose an electronic toothbrush

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