The word “toothbrush” is pretty much associated with the manual toothbrush. The modern toothbrush as we know it today was invented in the late 1930s. Several updates and upgrades have been added to the toothbrush of that era, but the original concept has never changed. Yet, in the 1990s, electric toothbrushes came to be a popular alternative to the traditional, manual style. Is one of these toothbrushes “better” than the other? Let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of the two and find out.
One last thing to point out: there have been a few studies that prove electric toothbrushes remove statistically significant more plaque compared to a manual toothbrush and are better at fighting gum disease. Despite the studies, your oral health will remain healthy (despite which type of toothbrush you use) as long as you consistently take care of your teeth. If you are on the fence about buying a powered toothbrush, talk to your hygienist the next time you come in for a teeth cleaning.
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