We are often asked if an electrical toothbrush is more effective than a manual one for cleaning your teeth. Many people assume that an electrical bush will clean your teeth more effectively. The reality is that both can be effective as long as one is thorough with the brushing and one brushes for the recommended 2 minute period of time.
That being said, there are some advantages to an electric toothbrush for some people. An electric toothbrush is ideal for people who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and any other painful or movement-restricting conditions. Since the electric toothbrush’s rotating head does all the work, the user is exempt from constantly applying effort with their wrists and hands; making dental care a much easier task.
Advanced electric toothbrushes include an automatic timer in their design, which makes it easier for users to know when their two minute brush is complete. This ensures a proper clean is achieved to maintain oral hygiene.
Some patients are just more prone to gingivitis and often we will make a recommendation to use an electric toothbrush for these patients. Our recommendation is the Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush. It is available in models with varying features, but the technology in each one is the same. The basic EasyClean model would be a good recommendation for most patients.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information regarding electric toothbrushes!