Electric toothbrushes are recommended by dentists because they do a better job at cleaning your teeth. Electric toothbrushes may cost more than a manual toothbrush but the benefits outway the cost. Here are some of the benefits of using an electric toothbrush.
- Electric Toothbrushes are More Powerful
When using a manual toothbrush, the rotations per minute are around 300-600. An electric toothbrush rotates anywhere from 7,500 to 30,000 times per minutes, depending on the model. With the faster rotation, more plaque is removed making your mouth cleaner.
- Electric Toothbrushes Apply the Right Amount of Pressure
Has your dentist ever told you that you're brushing too hard? Or even too soft? When you brush too hard it causes gum recession which can lead to gingivitis. When you brush too soft, your teeth are not being thoroughly cleaned. With an electric toothbrush, all you have to do is hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and it does the work for you. Remember, when using an electric toothbrush to not move it back and forth like you would with a manual toothbrush. All you have to do is go along all sides of your teeth and let the quick-moving rotations clean your teeth and gums.
- Electric Toothbrushes Have Built-In Timers
Unless you set a timer when brushing with a manual toothbrush, it is likely you are guessing on how long you've been brushing. Electric toothbrushes have built-in timers so you know every time whether or not you've brushed long enough to get an effective clean. Some models even have reminders to move to the next quadrant of your mouth.
- Electric Toothbrushes Are Easier for Kids
Young kids tend to have a hard time getting their teeth and mouths clean with a manual toothbrush. A lot of times food gets stuck in between their teeth and they don't get it out. An electric toothbrush will get to those hard to reach places and ensure that your kids have a clean mouth and prevent cavities. The timer is also a great feature for kids because they usually don't brush their teeth long enough. Electric toothbrushes can also be helpful for people with arthritis since they won't have to do the brushing themselves.