Get an Electric Toothbrush, Like Now
If you’re reading this article, you’ll likely fall into one of two groups. Either you already have an electric toothbrush and are feeling pretty smug right now, or you’re thinking that you know better and that your current manual brush is just fine. Whichever group you fall into, read on to either reinforce your previous life choices or to expand your horizons and have your mind changed. You might notice more differences than you would think.
Plaque removal is the aim of the game, so let’s imagine that this particular game is a boxing match. Or an MMA bout if that’s more your thing. If an electric toothbrush and a manual toothbrush got in the ring together to fight it out over which was the best at removing plaque, the referee would stop the contest in round one. Whilst manual brushes can remove plaque fairly well, the rate at which electric brushes attack it is far superior.
Easier for Everyone
For people affected by disability, senior citizens and for those with limited mobility, electric toothbrushes like the Oral Clean are like little superheroes. They go about their business and virtually do all the hard work for you, reaching in between all the hard to reach faces. Rocket science this is not. Ingenuity at its finest, this most certainly is.
Little egg timers, cute little songs, endless visits to the App store. These are just some of the ways in which people try and keep track of how long the kids are brushing their teeth. With many electric toothbrushes, built in timers leave no wiggle room, simply brush until the buzzing stops.
The forever running tap and the reloading of the toothpaste are common annoyances for people using manual toothbrushes. There is huge potential for producing less waste when using an electric toothbrush, as the amount of water and toothpaste is concentrated more effectively than with a manual brush.
It’s a lot easier to allow yourself to become distracted, or to procrastinate when you actually have to do something. This means that if you’re brushing manually for 3 minutes, you’re probably only being effective for around half of that time. Your focus will be maintained more easily and for longer, as the process allows you to be a little bit lazy when using an electric toothbrush.
OK for Orthodontics
More and more people are wearing braces, as advances in orthodontic technology improve and aesthetics become more and more important. The problem with this type of dental appliance is that it creates more hard-to-reach places in your mouth than there were in the first place. The use of an electric toothbrush, with its targeted heads and quick spinning rotations, can help address this problem, by squeezing into tighter spots than you’d be able to by hand.
Every parent in every corner of the world knows just how much of a battle it can be to get kids to look after their teeth. They’re taught of its importance from an early age: their favourite cartoon characters tell them to do it, they even get stickers if they do it well; yet, so many kids still don’t like brushing their teeth. Maybe it’s the sensation or maybe it’s to do with exercising control, either way, it’s pretty annoying. Electric toothbrushes can help address this problem with features like built-in lights or music players. The biggest plus point for making the electric variety kid friendly though, is the fact that they have to put less effort into it. As long as the brush is loaded and they’re reaching every tooth, they’re virtually guaranteed to be doing a better job than they ever would’ve done with a manual brush.
Safe for Gums
The jabbing and stabbing that comes from being lazy with a manual toothbrush can be responsible for causing gum damage or at least aggravating sensitive spots in the mouth, Electric toothbrushes are able to respond to the surface they brush against and so gums are less likely to bleed or become irritated.
A pretty comprehensive list of pros then, in favour of the electric toothbrush over its manual cousin. It all comes down to personal choice though; just make sure you’re looking after your teeth. If not for you, then for everyone else that has to talk to you over the course of a day.