Truthfully, this isn’t much of a battle. The electric toothbrush wins. They are proven to clean teeth more thoroughly and keep you from brushing too hard when you let the brush do the work for you (a problem many people do not know even exists). They also are easier to use, help time your brushing to the proper duration, and even help you use less toothpaste because the toothbrush heads are smaller. The only advantages that manual toothbrushes have are that they are cheaper and they can be more portable. However, currently we have a $20 mail-in rebate on the Oral B electric toothbrush at our office and we price our preferred Oral B electric toothbrushes so that our patients get the advantage of our savings. So for everyone who already has an electric toothbrush, keep using it! For people who do not have an electric toothbrush, please consider getting one. Your teeth and gums will thank you.
Making smiles happen!
The Davidson TeamPosted August 5th, 2015