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What Type Of Toothbrush Should I Use?

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

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We often get asked what type of toothbrush should I be using or am I using the right toothbrush? Most people get confused as to what type of toothbrush they should be using on a daily basis and that’s okay.

We are here to help you know the different types of toothbrushes and what is the right toothbrush for you. As always, consult with your dentist for additional help. Brushing your teeth should be an enjoyable experience because you are doing it twice a day. By using the right toothbrush it will be more effective at getting your teeth clean.

We all know that there are two different types of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of each.

Should I use a Manual Toothbrush?

A majority of people use a manual toothbrush and for a good measure. If you are wondering if you should still use a manual toothbrush, then take into consideration the pros and cons before considering an electric toothbrush.

Pro

  • Inexpensive
  • You can purchase in bulk
  • Readily available
  • They come in different colors
  • Different brush hardness and sizes available
  • You can still brush your teeth if your power goes out
  • Easy to transport when traveling
  • Smaller toothbrushes available for travel
  • Adult and child versions available

Con

  • You can’t time how long you are brushing your teeth, so after 30 seconds you may think you have brushed long enough
  • You may pick the wrong toothbrush for you

Should I use an Electric Toothbrush?

If you love the buzzing sound of an electric toothbrush, then an electric toothbrush might be an option for you. And if you have never used an electric toothbrush before then there are some other things to take into consideration.

Pro

  • Smaller head size to effectively clean your teeth
  • Has a two-minute timer which is the optimal length to brush your teeth
  • Come in cool designs
  • Have a grip on the handle for a better grip
  • Adult and child versions available
  • Different brush sizes available

Con

  • Can be expensive depending on the toothbrush brand you purchase
  • Have to recharge every so often
  • May need batteries
  • If your toothbrush isn’t charged enough, you may get caught brushing your teeth halfway
  • If there is a power outage, you won’t be able to brush your teeth
  • Can be bulky and take up room in your toiletry bag when you are traveling

As you can tell by now, both manual and electric toothbrushes have their pros and cons. It all depends on your preference and lifestyle.

Consult with your dentist for the right option for you.

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