Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush? In a word…yes. Why? Because, unlike a manual toothbrush, an electronic one does the work for you. It especially helps in those difficult to clean areas like the tongue side of the lower back molars. They have spinning or oscillating bristle heads for superior cleaning. Many studies show that the electric toothbrush out performs a manual toothbrush for plaque removal and reduction in gingivitis.
With so many different types available, it should be easy to find one that suits you. There are electric toothbrushes for sensitive teeth and to whiten teeth. Some have a timer. Some even have Bluetooth connectivity that will give you feedback on how you can improve your teeth brushing. Price points range from $8.00 to over $200.00.
So once you get the hang of it, you will probably love brushing with your new electric toothbrush. Your teeth will be cleaner. Your gums should get healthier. You may be happier. 🙂