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Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Ginnie Chen

Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes

Have you ever ask your dentist if he or she recommends an electric toothbrush?

The answer is Yes.

Here is the reason why.

Electric toothbrush cleans your teeth more effectively than a manual toothbrush. There's are two types of electric toothbrushes out there. One is the oscillating toothbrush that rotates back and forth, anywhere from 2,500-7,000 strokes per minute. The most common is the Oral-B. Another type is the Sonic toothbrushes. They use the sonic technology which makes the brush vibrate at 30,000-40,000 strokes per minute. Sonicare is the major manufacture with this technology. Research has shown that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and preventing gingivitis than a traditional manual tooth brushing alone. When using a manual toothbrush alone we can't produce 2,000+ strokes a minute.

No matter which tooth brush... electric or manual, it is still recommended that patients brush twice a day for two minutes.

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