Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual

The plaque removing capability of an electric toothbrush relies on the scrubbing motion of the brush's bristles on a tooth's surface. Studies have shown that rotary electric toothbrushes are superb in regards to plaque removal and reduction in gingivitis. These findings can most likely be attributed to both the enhanced cleaning action of the bristle movements of these brushes.

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.

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.




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