Electric Toothbrushes

Written by Patricia Skinner
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The concept of electric toothbrushes appeals to anyone who likes to get a good job done in less time. The super fast movement of an electric toothbrush head certainly provides a lot of tooth brushing for the same amount of time when compared to an ordinary toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are now recommended by most dentists as they provide better long term care for your teeth than an ordinary brush.

Pros and Cons of Electric Toothbrushes

Another benefit of electric toothbrushes is that because they provide even vibrations, you can be sure of getting the same level of cleanliness throughout your mouth. This has been shown to avoid particular areas of wear. Added to that, the gentle action is easier on the tooth enamel than even some ordinary brushes. Perhaps surprisingly, dental studies have shown that some types of bacteria are more effectively removed with the use of an electric toothbrush.

However, as you would expect, there is a downside to using an electric toothbrush. For one thing they're a lot more expensive than the ordinary type. Even the replacement toothbrush heads are more expensive than non-electric toothbrushes. This is a definite drawback for some. When you compare it with the cost of having dental work done though, the price doesn't seem such a problem.

The other issue though is that the expense definitely isn't going to be worth it if you are not about to commit to a routine of using your electric toothbrush twice a day. Even if you're not good at committing to routines, it may encourage you to know that dentists have found that users tend to use an electric toothbrush more often than they would an ordinary brush. In the bargain, they are more likely to brush for the full two minutes with an electric brush than they might with a manual brush.


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