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There are so many toothbrush options out there. How do you know which one is best? Well, the best way to find out is to ask a dentist! Dr. Kirol has one that she recommends, but before we divulge her top pick, let’s discuss the age-old debate of manual toothbrushes vs electric toothbrushes.

Manual Toothbrush vs Electric Toothbrush

The short of it is this: it is not that manual toothbrushes are bad by any means (they are better than not brushing at all, that’s for sure) it is just that electric toothbrushes are better. They typically have added features that lead to a more effective clean. Here are some of those benefits:

Superior Plaque Removal
According to a 2005 independent study, “Brushes that worked with a rotation oscillation action removed more plaque and reduced gingivitis more effectively than manual brushes in the short and long term… No other powered brush designs were consistently superior…” *

Ease of Use
You work hard every day – don’t work hard when you don’t need to! Electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action for you. This means you only need to guide it along the surfaces of your teeth. No muscle required. Once people try this method, they tend to enjoy the ease of use.

Technology and Features
One of the great things about electric toothbrushes is that they do more than just brush. Many have different brushing modes specialized for sensitive teeth, whitening benefits or gum-massaging action. Another great tech addition is pressure sensors, which tell you when you’re brushing too hard. A couple other features are timers to help you keep track of how long you’re brushing each quadrant of your mouth, and multiple brush head compatibility so you can choose which kind of bristle design you like best.

The Best Electric Toothbrush

When it comes to specific electric toothbrushes, Dr. Kirol says that the best electric toothbrush is the Oral B Rotary Toothbrush. Some of its benefits are as follows:

Up to 100% More Plaque Removed
A round brush head surrounds each tooth for a better clean and for healthier gums in 30 days.

Whitens From Day 1
It gently whitens teeth by removing surface stains on the very first day of use. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing results right away!

Protects Your Gums
pressure control reduces brushing speed and smart ring alerts you when you’re brushing too hard

100% Brushing Coverage
This is the only brush with position detection that guides you so that you never miss a spot! Now that’s smart.

Hopefully, this has helped you narrow down your toothbrush search! Kudos to you for being proactive about your health! If you have more questions about your oral health, make an appointment with us today.