Electric Brush versus Manual Brushes

Electric Brush versus Manual Brushes

There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes.

Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that in general electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush, but 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.

If you have any questions about electric toothbrushes and you live in or around Wilmington, give us a call today!

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Dr. Daniel Matthews

Dr. Daniel E. Matthews graduated from Georgetown University and received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He completed his General Practice Residency with Christiana Care Health System in June 2006. Dr. Matthews is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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