Why you should use an electric toothbrush
When it comes to electric toothbrushes there are usually two groups of people. The first group loves them and believes that electric toothbrushes help improve teeth cleaning and polishing. The second group swears that an electric toothbrush is just an unnecessary gadget that doesn’t actually help keep teeth any cleaner.
And then there’s everybody else, trying to make up their minds as to which viewpoint is correct. So which is it? Well, when we look at what the experts are saying it becomes clear that electric toothbrushes do generally have a better reputation. Dentists, in particular, will often recommend electric toothbrushes, but they aren’t the only ones.
Oral-B, for example, state the following on their website: ‘Electric toothbrushes deliver up to 48,800 movements per minute, while a regular manual toothbrush can only deliver 300 to 600 movements per minute. The superior cleaning power of an electric toothbrush removes 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.’
Research studies have also shown that electric toothbrushes do remove dental plaque more easily and at a faster rate when compared to a manual toothbrush. A common argument is that this is all down to brush technique, not the toothbrush itself. While your use of the toothbrush will clearly affect its performance, an electric toothbrush (as long as it’s fully charged!) will always remove plaque faster than a manual toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are, unsurprisingly, the faster option but does this mean you should switch? Well, everyone is different – there’s certainly no outright need to switch if you’re comfortable and happy using a traditional toothbrush, but you shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand either, just because you think they’re just another gadget. If you aren’t seeing the results you’d like with a manual toothbrush, then switching to an electric toothbrush could be a good idea.
Looking after your electric toothbrush
Unlike the traditional toothbrush, an electric toothbrush can last a long time. While they may seem more expensive, remember that you’re getting a much longer-lasting and efficient toothbrush for your money, so the added cost is worth it.
Looking after your electric toothbrush is simple and easy and we can help!
Seemii provide a great range of electric toothbrush holders that will keep your electric toothbrush safe and sound. They come in a range of colours and sizes so you can match your décor and sense of style. Seemii products are manufactured in the UK so you can be sure they are of the very highest quality.