**Learning @ Logic** Electric toothbrush vs Manual toothbrush
It is a question we get asked a lot and has been debated for a very long time.
So it's time to replace your toothbrush, but what do you go for? Is it better to spend extra money on an electric toothbrush or would the cheaper manual toothbrush provide the same clean?
The general purpose of any toothbrush, electric or manual, is the effective removal of plaque and gum stimulation to prevent the development of decay and gum disease.
Given that brushing technique is perfect, then there is no difference between the two in the removal of plaque. However, not everyones’ technique is perfect, that’s when the electric toothbrush comes in handy with its smaller rotating bristle head for those hard-to-reach areas and extra mechanical removal of plaque. Another advantage of the electric toothbrush is for children who don’t enjoy brushing their teeth may find it fun to use, and adults with conditions that limits their dexterity may find the larger handle and rotating bristles help with their brushing. Some even have a timer and pressure sensor to notify you when too much pressure is applied which helps reduce the chances of tooth wear and gum recession.
Some disadvantages of the electric toothbrush include price, rechargeable and not so easy to travel with.
The advantages of the manual toothbrush include ease of travel, no charging or batteries required for use, inexpensive (free when you visit the dentist), and is equivalent to the electric toothbrush in the removal of plaque if brushing technique is excellent.
Despite which toothbrush you use, it is always recommended to brush twice a day for 2-3 minutes for a healthy mouth.
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