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Electric versus manual, which is better? Which kind of toothbrush removes more plaque and reduces gingivitis? Lets break it down.

Types of Toothbrushes:

  1. Rechargeable electric toothbrush. These need a replacement toothbrush head every three months. They usually use a wall socket power source and the cleaning technology is usually oscillating-rotating.

  2. Manual toothbrush. These are the most common and do not require any power sources.

  3. Battery powered toothbrush. Similar in design to manual toothbrush with just enough vibration to add an extra cleaning action.

Features of Electric Toothbrushes:

  • Digital reminders.
  • Timers.
  • Various brushing modes.
  • Pressure sensors that tell you if you’re brushing too hard.

Regardless of which toothbrush you choose, its important to brush your teeth for the allotted time twice a day and to change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months. Studies have shown that when a toothbrush is used properly, manual can be just as effective as electric. If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation for our services, wed love to see you at Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry!