Most, if not all of us have been accustomed to using the good ole’ manual toothbrush that requires us to put in some effort and pressure when we brush our teeth. However, electric toothbrushes have become more and more popular nowadays and there’s this burning question whether it would be worth it to make the move when you’re considering both the cost and comfort of using the electric toothbrush.

A lot of us still use regular toothbrushes because they often provide the feeling of better control. An electric toothbrush automates the brushing action, which means all you need to do is direct the brush to specific teeth or areas it should concentrate on. Using the electric kind of toothbrush allows for a faster brushing experience compared to the traditional means. It also avoids strain on the wrist and fingers.

This means it takes less force and effort to get cleaner teeth, using an electric brush. This is particularly advantageous for individuals who need assistance when it comes to control. Young kids can use the electric toothbrush and keep it in place despite their small hands and teeth. This is also good for the elderly who may have shaky hands and have difficulty brushing their teeth.

Because of these lists of different benefits of the electric toothbrush, many have said that this is the better option out of the two. But, there are still those who prefer to make use of traditional toothbrushes because of the perception that being able to control the brush makes them feel like they are cleaning their mouth more effectively. It is then left up to the buyer to make their choice and find a toothbrush they are most comfortable using.

Whichever choice you make, regular or electric toothbrush, what’s truly important is that you keep brushing your teeth and keep your mouth clean because each and every day new bacteria grows inside your mouth. It builds up to become plaque and destroys the teeth, leaving that nasty bad breath odor. By brushing regularly and visiting your BC Perio periodontal specialists, we will help keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.