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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

   

An age old debate: is it better to brush with a manual or electric toothbrush?

The answer (like all other things in life) is: it depends. A dental professional will usually look at the condition of your teeth and gums prior to recommending if there's a need for an electric tooth brush or if it's ok just to stick to your current one.

If you're looking for a more definite answer and a long term investment, then the answer is yes. An electric toothbrush is better for your teeth and gums. The new generation of osculating technology allows a more effective brushing in a shorter space of time.  In other words, you can brush more efficiently and remove more plaque/bacteria in your mouth than using a manual toothbrush alone.

Can I skip flossing then?
Hell no. regardless of what type of brush you choose to use, toothbrushes are only designed to clean the outside and the inside of your teeth. It cannot reach in between the teeth no matter what.

Some indications for an electric toothbrush:

Recession
Gum disease
Crowded teeth (esp front teeth)
Wearing braces / having orthodontic treatment
General laziness
Wanting better long term good oral health

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