Electric Toothbrushes Vs Manual Toothbrushes

We know that this has been a disputed question for years now…what’s better, a manual toothbrush or an electric? So, we’ve put together a few pros and cons of each, to help reach a verdict!

Electric Toothbrush Pros

  • They have a built in timer
    • To help you know exactly how long to use it for.
  • More effective at removing plaque
    • An electric toothbrush can rotate over 3,000 times per minute so you can cover a lot of surface area in 2 minutes.
  • More fun for kids
    • Most kids aren’t interested in brushing their teeth so an electric toothbrush can make it a bit more fun.

Electric Toothbrush Cons

  • They’re expensive
    • Most electric toothbrushes can range from £60- £250 whereas a manual one can be purchased for just £2.
  • They need to be charged
    • You need to remember to put your toothbrush on charge or else it won’t be anymore beneficial than a manual.

Manual Toothbrush Pros

  • Accessible
    • You can pick up a manual toothbrush almost anywhere so you will never be without one.

Manual Toothbrush Cons

  • You can damage your gums
    • If you brush your teeth quite hard, you can be at risk of damaging your gums.

If this has resonated with you and you would like to seek advice from a professional dentist in East Kilbride, then contact Avondale Dental Practice via our website.