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Which do you think works better electric toothbrush or manual?

Posted on Wednesday, Sep. 16th 2009 10:05 AM by Dental Plan Review in Hygiene 9 Comments »

Just wondering what people think as my husband said the electric tooth brush is too expensive and the regular tooth brush with do the job just fine.

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Posted on Wednesday, Sep. 16th 2009 10:05 AM | by Dental Plan Review | in Hygiene | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Which do you think works better electric toothbrush or manual?”

  1. andrew Gollab Says:

    I think that electric toothbrushes are for kids that need something to play with, in order to get them to brush and people who think that can brush for a shorter time using an electric toothbrush. In my opinion manual ones would be better.

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  2. Benson Jeffys Says:

    I like manual toothbrushes, because I do not have to worry about charging it all the time or having to go out an buy batteries. They are also more affordable.

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  3. Kay Belson Says:

    I use them both at one time or another and I have to say since I have started using the sonic toothbrush I feel that my teeth are the cleanest they have ever been. Yes it cost more then a 5.00 manual toothbrush, but for me it is money well spent.

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  4. Greg Hills Says:

    Come on how can you think that manual is better at cleaning your teeth then electric? A Electric toothbrush moves faster than your hand ever will. Assuming you are brushing for the same amount of time the Electric wins. Over all brushing depends on the person.

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  5. Charlene Davey Says:

    Manual vs Electric toothbrush really depend on the person using them and their reason why they like one over the other. I like them both.

    Manuals are great to take with you whether you are going on a vacation or you just like to have one in your bag at all times like I do. Sometimes you can go to lunch and the food just sticks to your teeth. A manual brush is great to have for that quick brush before going back to work. I do not see electric one be really practical for that.

    Electric tooth brush I use at home. Mine is chargeable so I do not have to buy batteries. I do think that I brush longer with the electric one but that maybe because I am at home and more relaxed.

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  6. Happy Says:

    My dentist as told me that electric toothbrush is better at getting more plaque off your teeth then a manual toothbrush.

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  7. Troy Hilbert Says:

    Which is the best? I say the one you are going to use. Neither will works good if you do not use them. Otherwise I feel they are the same. Just get what you like. It is the brushing the counts.

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  8. C Angras Says:

    I feel that a electric toothbrush will normally clean your teeth better. However, as another reply stated they can be expensive to buy and the bush replacement are not cheap either.

    I have also read that studies show that there is no real difference between the two and they both will clean about the same. The only real difference found was that people tend to brush longer with the electric toothbrush. Therefore getting the required two minutes compared to people that brush with manual not reaching the two minute mark. So if you look at it that way for some electric toothbrush may still be the way to go.

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  9. CC Says:

    Man vs. Machine, Manual Brushing and the Electric Toothbrush Debate
    I think we’ve all owed both devises, when as kids we went to the dentist and they gave us the standard manual toothbrush and told us to brush religiously, and they we grew up and had a little more disposable income and decided to purchase an electric toothbrush because manually brushing our teeth got to be a little boring and we wanted a change. Herein lies the question, can you really tell a difference?

    Manual toothbrushes have been around since society discovered that you needed to take care of your teeth in order to stay healthy, gum disease has been linked to many serious side effects.

    I doubt you’ve keep count but you’ve probably gone through more toothbrushes than you have teeth, manual ones wear down, the bristles get smashed or become so stiff from toothpaste buildup that we toss them without a second thought, this isn’t an article about how to prolong the life of your toothbrush, its to find out which type of toothbrush, manual or electric, is the best.

    If you use a manual toothbrush then you’ve probably experimented with a few brands. The options for manual toothbrushes reads like a new car, softer bristles, shaped head, bent head, soft grip, the list goes on and on. But the most important feature is how good it works. When you go to the dentist does he smile under his cotton mask or do his eyebrows raise and then crinkle?

    If you’re right handed then brushing your teeth with your right hand just comes naturally doesn’t it? Have you ever tried to brush your teeth with your left hand in order to get both sides?

    It might take a little more effort and the question of how long you’re brushing can be a factor. You should brush at least two minutes, if that seems like a long time then subtract the time you spend in the dentist chair, 120 seconds isn’t really that long.

    If you want to spend a little extra money and buy an electric toothbrush then there are some things to consider. First, you don’t have to move the toothbrush yourself, if its electric or battery powered the oscillating toothbrush head does all the work for you.

    You can concentrate on each tooth and give it the proper care it needs. You can brush right and left since your just moving the head over your teeth. Your dentist uses an electric toothbrush on your teeth; do you think he might be on to something?

    Purchasing an electric toothbrush should be thought of as an investment. You’ll need to buy replacement heads and batteries, those cost a little more than a standard manual toothbrush.

    Also, you’ll want to think about how long it will last, does it have a warranty in case something breaks. Some electric toothbrushes have timers on them so you can brush for two minutes and know that you’ve met the minimum.

    You won’t be able to toss an electric toothbrush in the trash like you can a manual one. A manual toothbrush does seem a bit more primitive in this electronic age but once you get used to something it’s a hard habit to break. The real question is basically which one makes your teeth feel cleaner. So, I guess the debate continues.

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