My electric toothbrush is what I use at home. When I am away from home I pack my manual toothbrush. Whichever I use I make sure I brush well. I do not want a tooth problem and I do not like a lecture from my hygienist. Some advantages manual and electric toothbrushes have may assist in your decision on which to use.
The less expensive choice of course is the regular old fashioned manual toothbrush. If finances are an issue stick with the traditional brush. If you travel regularly you find the manual one is easier to pack.
You can take the electric toothbrush without the charger if you charge it up and it will run for a few days before needing to be recharged. Of course you can always pack the charger if you like. If you are going to be gone for longer than a week you will need to take your charger with you.
Of course the most crucial part of brushing is not which brush you use but the time you spend brushing. Even if you have an electric toothbursh this does not mean you have done a better job of brushing than if you used a manual toothbrush. Some might think they do not have to brush as often because they use an electric toothbrush. No you still have to brush after meals, in the morning, and before bed.
I like however the fact that I can stimulate or massage my gums with my electric toothbrush. Of course I can do this with my regular toothbrush but it seems like my electric brush has an advantage in this regard. When you massage or stimulate your gums you get the blood flowing which promotes healthy gums. As far as the amount of pressure is concerned a manual toothbrush is better when determining the amount of pressure you apply.
Too much pressure on your teeth will cause your enamel to wear down. Tooth decay is prevented by your enamel. Once you wear that down you open up your teeth to decay. You can control the pressure better with a regular tooth brush than an electric tooth brush because you cannot judge pressure as well with the electric type.
When teaching kids how to brush you will want to start them off on a manual brush until they can handle an electric type. I am sure you learned to brush your teeth with a manual brush. And regardless of which type you choose you want to floss regularly. This is most people’s least favorite part of tooth care but you need to do it.
You do not have to floss all your teeth only the ones you want to keep is what my hygienist used to say. And you do not want to run your tooth brush over your teeth right after drinking soda, regular of diet. The acid in the soft drink will wear your enamel down when you run your brush over your soda soaked teeth. Dental care is an important part of your overall health, some people may consider the flouride treatment as it will also protect your teeth for a longer period of time. All in all, it is important to make use of whichever tooth brush you choose.
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