Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes

Your Little Falls, NJ Dentists compare Electric and Manual Toothbrushes

electric brush Little FallsThere have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes.

Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that generally electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush. However, the movements of an electric brush make the task easier and more effective.

Also, some electric brushes (Sonicare) produce sonic vibrations that are difficult to mimic with a hand brush! Other electric brushes like Oral-B and Rotadent have small heads that help you access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This aspect is more important when you are talking about someone with orthodontic braces or a history of gum disease.

Your Little Falls, NJ Dentists can answer your questions about toothbrushes in the areas of Little Falls, Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park and Lincoln Park. Call 973-256-2222 or Contact Us for an appointment.