Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The effectiveness of Electric Toothbrushes vs. Manual Brushing

I did some extensive research on this topic and it appears that electric toothbrushes are the better choice, for these reasons:
  • They are more effective at removing plaque and tartar.
  • They prevent you from brushing too hard which can cause abrasion.
  • They make it easier for people with arthritis and other motor dysfunction to brush effectively.
  • Kids will brush more often because they think it's fun ( a definite plus!).
  • The ADA (American Dental Association) currently recommends electric brushes over manual brushing.

It seems that the chief drawback to the electric toothbrush is that they tend to be a little bit pricey. However, there are some affordable models out there if you're willing to shop around.

Here is a link to one of the articles I read recently:

Happy Dental Health!


Erika said...

I totally agree! My teeth have never been cleaner since I started using my electric toothbrush

Dr. C said...

You couldn't get my electric toothbrush away from me without a fight!!