Though the effectiveness of cleaning teeth using a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush is commonly compared today, experts say that manual and electric toothbrushes can both have the same effectiveness when used properly.
A manual toothbrush is a teeth brushing method which most people are used to. A manual toothbrush normally has a plastic-handle which has nylon bristles on its head. On the other hand, an electric toothbrush is part of a new-wave of technology. An electric toothbrush has a rechargeable battery-case which can be plugged to a power outlet. Most electric toothbrushes have hi-tech features which can promote good brushing habits.
Electric Toothbrush vs Manual
An electric toothbrush has better maneuvering power. They get around the mouth gums and the sides of your teeth better however, the circular-headed electric toothbrush normally performs poorly at cleaning the tongue. A manual toothbrush thoroughly cleans the tongue and the inside cheeks when doing a 2-minute routine brush.
A manual toothbrush is more flexible. Unlike the electric toothbrush which has tightly compacted bristles, a manual toothbrush is easy to maneuver around the mouth. The flexible bristles can easily bend back to reach any stubborn teeth at the back of your mouth.
A manual toothbrush is easy to travel with. Its not easy to remember packing an electric toothbrush which has been fully charged, and again if you happen to forget the charger, you’ll have to use the complimentary hotel manual toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes are available in soft bristles, medium bristles and hard-bristles which come with a small, medium or large head. On the other hand, if you are an adult and you happen to have a small mouth, it will be hard finding a small-head on an electric toothbrush which does not have” Disney-Prints” all over it
An electric toothbrush is ideal for those who have arthritis, carpal-tunnel syndrome and other such painful or movement restricting conditions. Since an electric toothbrush’s rotating-head does all the work, the user will not need to constantly apply effort which makes brushing an easy task.