Manual vs Power Toothbrushes

Many people are curious as to how effective the power toothbrush is. And it’s a very good question! There are three kinds of toothbrushes currently on the market: traditional manual, rechargeable powered, and the battery powered toothbrush.

Long story short, manual toothbrushes get the job done. Brushing twice a day for a full two minutes with proper technique will keep your mouth healthy and fresh. Clean all surfaces of your teeth with short gentle upward and downward strokes, paying close attention to the gumline. Don’t forget to brush your tongue as well.

However, not all of us brush our teeth for the full 2 minutes. Try setting a timer to see how long those 2 minutes actually are. Or you have another choice- use an electric toothbrush! Electric toothbrushes have built in timers set at 2 minutes so you will brush your teeth for 2 full minutes. All you have to do is turn it on and let it do all the work. Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and make sure you clean all surfaces of your teeth and gums. Electric toothbrushes require less work and are up to 400% more effective at removing plaque and debris off your teeth.

Plus, electric brushes are excellent tools for people who have difficulty physically moving their brushes around their mouth, like those who have arthritis or a motor disability.