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Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Investment?

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Advanced Dental Associates
Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Investment?The toothbrush has come a long way from the days of a wooden toothbrush to an electric one. Since our oral health is something we know better than to neglect, it then implores the question as to whether it's worth it purchasing an electric toothbrush over a traditional one. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting an electric toothbrush!

The Toothbrush's Efficiency

A toothbrush is only as good as how efficient it is. A manual brush can only produce about 200 strokes on a good day. That's because people aren't machines and they get bored and tired. An electric toothbrush on the other hand cleans at about 30,000 strokes every minute. The difference is staggering and so are the results. With an electric toothbrush, you only have to take care of moving the brush in the right direction.

Takes Little Effort

Most people skip brushing their teeth because they are often preoccupied with one thing or another. An electric toothbrush does most of the heavy lifting for you. This way you can focus on a simple task that is directing the brush and that is it. You can, therefore, brush your teeth effortlessly even when you are in a hurry or dealing with the elderly or people with certain types of disabilities.

The Right Pressure

Many people often struggle with how much pressure they should be using to brush their teeth. In so doing, they often tend to irritate their gums during the cleaning process or brush to lightly and end up not cleaning them properly. Electric toothbrushes take out that element of uncertainty since electric toothbrushes have been programmed with the right number of rotations per minute to deliver and how much force is needed to eliminate plaque buildup.

Although electric brushes are significantly more expensive than their manual counterparts, they are often more efficient and provide more value for money. Additionally, they are also more long-lasting and are known to clean teeth better. If you are thinking of taking the next step in oral cleanliness, an electric toothbrush might be a good investment.
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